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Parents are key influence in their children’s health

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:56:57 +1300 | AIA Group

Black Sticks player Gemma Flynn is leading a classroom-based health and wellbeing programme to inspire children to get active. More >>

Priscilla Queen of the Desert -- Kiwi boys to join cast

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:19:45 +1300 | Lunchbox Theatrical Productions

NZ BOYS CHOSEN TO JOIN STELLAR INTERNATIONAL CAST PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT OPENS IN JUST TWO WEEKS More >>

Mensa Tertiary Scholarship

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:28:28 +1300 | Mensa New Zealand

Mensa New Zealand Inc. is pleased to offer a scholarship to New Zealand students who are undertaking tertiary study. More >>

Minister thanks social workers on National Day

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:04:19 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says National Social Workers’ Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the important work social workers do and thank them for the difference they make for families.More >>

Barriers to educational success must be removed

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:04:18 +1300 | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that distribution of resources to schools must be better targeted to ensure that all children across the decile system have the same access to quality educational opportunities.More >>

On Social Workers’ Day, politicians need to listen - PSA

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:32:51 +1300 | Public Service Association

Social workers across New Zealand are writing to MPs with their concerns about Oranga Tamariki, the new children’s ministry - and politicians should listen, the PSA says.More >>

WRFU and Losi Filipo agree to terminate contract

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:33:56 +1300 | Wellington Rugby Football Union

Filipo today withdrew himself from the Wellington Lions 2016 Mitre 10 Cup squad in a move he hopes will go some way toward helping the victims of his assault move on with their lives.More >>

Karate star Tia wins highest sporting accolade

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:31:23 +1300 | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has named karate champion Tia Tuiburelevu as its Sportswoman of the Year 2016. More >>

Semis Take Shape at Youth Nationals

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:19:27 +1300 | New Zealand Rugby League

Auckland Vulcans and South Island Scorpions have joined title favourites Akarana and Counties Manukau in booking early semi-final spots at the NZRL National Youth Tournament in Rotorua.More >>

Children of Prisoners Week

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:04:36 +1300 | Department Of Corrections

Children of Prisoners Week Children visiting a parent in prison can look forward to a special focus on them this week as we acknowledge Children of Prisoners week, says Deputy National Commissioner Rachel Leota.More >>

Statement re Losi Filipo

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:17:14 +1300 | New Zealand Rugby Union

"Losi Filipo has been through the judicial process and it is not for us to comment on how he has been treated. That is a matter for the Police and the courts. More >>

Student debt cracks the billion mark

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:46:52 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

New figures showing that student loan defaulters have now clocked over $1 billion in debt highlights National's failure to combat spiralling student loan debt, Labour's Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

YHA Global Winners of Environmental Award

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:12:47 +1300 | YHA NZ

New Zealand: YHA New Zealand is the global winner of the Green Accommodation Initiative for the WYSE Global Youth Travel Awards 2016. The awards celebrate outstanding performers within the international youth, student and educational travel industry and act as ...More >>

New stuttering clinic opens in Albany

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:03:58 +1300 | Massey University

A new specialist stuttering clinic has opened at Massey University’s Auckland campus, and aims to help people of all ages across the region who stutter. More >>

Anti-whanau stance inconsistent

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:50:12 +1300 | Hon Tariana Turia

Dame Tariana Turia is disappointed that the principles of Puao-te-ata-tu which shaped the 1989 Child, Young Persons and their Families Act are being tampered with despite a wealth of expertise upholding the fundamental value of a whanau-centred approach.More >>

Minister ignores recommendation on Maori partnerships

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:28:39 +1300 | Hon Tariana Turia

The Minister appears to have ignored the multiple recommendations to establish strategic partnerships with iwi and Maori organisations by instead privileging organisations like Barnados and Open Home Foundation. Her cabinet papers are underwhelming, indicating ...More >>

Recognising the complex issues facing social workers

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:23:57 +1300 | Massey University

This Wednesday marks National Social Workers’ Day – a day to recognise the contribution social workers make towards a more humane, just and caring society. More >>

Lack of Road Safety Education Costing Young Lives

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:53:47 +1300 | Road Safety Education

Not for profit agency Road Safety Education Limited (RSE) recently released four year social impact study shows that the gap between driver licensing and road safety education is a large contributing factor to the death of youth on New Zealand roads.More >>

Smokefreerockquest national final results 2016

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:49:16 +1300 | Nelson Media Agency

Northland metal band Alien Weaponry won this years’s Smokefreeroquest on Saturday night at Auckland’s Raye Freedman Centre, capping their win of Smokefree Pacifica Beats on Friday night. Auckland singer-songwriter Iris Guevarra was named Smokefreerockquest’s ...More >>

Daylight saving is the time to be SunSmart as UV increases

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:27:17 +1300 | Health Promotion Agency

Clocks jumping forward also signals that Ultra Violet (UV) radiation is increasing and can be damaging to skin and eyes when outside from September to April. NIWA scientists started measuring UV levels in New Zealand because of concern about ozone depletion.More >>

 

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