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$79k to fund opportunities for young people

Fri, 29 May 2015 11:48:47 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that four recipients will receive a total of $79,000 funding under the Opportunities for Young People fund. “This funding comes from the Youth Enterprise Fund, which supports organisations providing hands-on ...More >>

Plastic Bottle Kayak @ MYD Youth Week 2015 Awards

Fri, 29 May 2015 11:07:24 +1200 | Plastic Bottle Kayak

The Youth Week 2015 awards were held on the 26th of May at Parliament this week, with University of Auckland student Florence Reynolds picking up two awards for her involvement in plastic-free initiatives.More >>

Young Wellington Musicians Tune Up for National Contest

Fri, 29 May 2015 10:32:11 +1200 | Chamber Music New Zealand

Almost 90 young Wellington musicians are tuning up to compete in the annual New Zealand Community Trust Chamber Music Contest. The Wellington District Contest of the New Zealand Community Trust Chamber Music Contest takes place on Sunday 7 June and is ...More >>

Sexuality education guidelines

Fri, 29 May 2015 10:28:12 +1200 | Family Planning

New sexuality education guidelines released yesterday are directly linked to the New Zealand Curriculum. This connection is applauded by Family Planning which says the guidelines provide much needed support to school boards, principals, and teachers ...More >>

Support for Children in Hardship Bill

Fri, 29 May 2015 09:25:01 +1200 | Select Committee Office

On 21 May 2015, the House of Representatives referred the Support for Children in Hardship Bill to the Social Services Select Committee for consideration and report to the House by 3 November 2015.More >>

Gamelab makes mobile games in under 48 hours on new engine

Thu, 28 May 2015 16:05:14 +1200 | Francis Cook

Gamelab recently launched an initiative called Gamedash2D in which they develop and release mobile games within 48 hours. I spoke with founder and CEO Dan Milward about the project and took a look at their latest game.More >>

Youth Wise Trust changes service model for young people

Thu, 28 May 2015 15:44:04 +1200 | Hutt City Council

Youth Wise Trust, together with its management team, has decided to close youth space Secret Level and transition to a mobile service delivery for young people. The objectives of the Trust, which has youth work at its heart, will remain the same ...More >>

Relationships Aotearoa meets with transition providers

Thu, 28 May 2015 15:38:41 +1200 | Relationships Aotearoa

Relationships Aotearoa met this morning (Thursday, 28 May) with representatives of four of the five providers appointed by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) to transition RA clients.More >>

Funding for more Christchurch youth events

Thu, 28 May 2015 14:21:25 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Christchurch youth councils will be creating fun and exciting events this winter as a result of a funding boost from the 2014 Winter Chill programme, Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner says. “Winter Chill was a huge success ...More >>

Move over Monopoly- There’s a new game in town!

Thu, 28 May 2015 12:49:33 +1200 | Spectrum Education

The world launch of the Study Smarter Board game was a great afternoon with young and old learning how to learn. From 9 to 71 years old, locals came out to play the newly developed game.More >>

Youthline Wellington’s Annual Street Appeal

Thu, 28 May 2015 10:18:36 +1200 | Youthline

Wellington, May Wednesday 27th May, 2015: Youthline Wellington’s Annual Street Appeal is on this Friday 29th May 2015. There will be collectors throughout the Wellington region from 7am until 6pm. More >>

Counsellors concerned about lack of specialist services

Wed, 27 May 2015 16:31:08 +1200 | The PR Company

The New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) wants specialist couples and family counselling services established to replace Relationships Aotearoa. More >>

Hutt local wins Youth Week award

Wed, 27 May 2015 16:00:48 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Chris Bishop, National List MP based in the Hutt Valley, has congratulated Hutt resident Charlizza Harris on winning a 2015 Youth Week award. The award was presented at the Youth Week Award ceremony at Parliament yesterday evening.More >>

Epsom MP congratulates youth achievers

Wed, 27 May 2015 15:58:21 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

MP for Epsom David Seymour congratulates Florence Reynolds and Grace Brebner for their success at parliament’s 2015 Youth Awards held last night. More >>

The Real Deal: Nourishing Civilization at Ficino School

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:38:12 +1200 | Catherine Austin Fitts

Monday was one of the most inspiring days of my time “down under.” I had the opportunity to visit the Ficino School in Auckland. Ficino was founded in 1997 by leadership from the School of Philosophy .More >>

Heart kids on Warfarin staying cosy this winter

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:22:57 +1200 | Heart Kids

As the winter weather draws in, a number of vulnerable children with heart conditions will benefit from a generous gift from The NZ Toy Distributors Association. The Association has made a significant donation of 20 CoaguChek kits to the Paediatric Cardiology ...More >>

Govt leaves Maori and domestic violence victims stranded

Wed, 27 May 2015 12:27:18 +1200 | Green Party

The Government’s closure of Relationships Aotearoa creates a worrying gap in the provision of specialist counselling services to Maori and domestic violence victims and perpetrators, the Green Party said today. “By shutting down Relationships Aotearoa, ...More >>

Abduction attempt blamed on lax politicians

Wed, 27 May 2015 09:38:05 +1200 | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Commenting after yesterday's attempted abduction of a five year old boy outside a Hastings school the Sensible Sentencing Trust has lashed out at politicians for “putting our kids at an undue and totally unacceptable risk”.More >>

Press Release from SuperGrans Aotearoa

Wed, 27 May 2015 09:35:29 +1200 | Supergrans

SuperGrans applaud the government for providing an extra $25 per week for low income families and further supporting Whanau Ora, Children’s Teams and CYF. These are all initiatives that will enhance collaborative effort to support our precious and ...More >>

Boy remains in critical condition

Tue, 26 May 2015 13:05:26 +1200 | New Zealand Police

The nine-year-old boy injured in an accident at Taradale Primary School in Hawke’s Bay yesterday remains in a critical condition in Auckland’s Starship Hospital. More >>


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