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On The Nation this weekend

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:00:30 +1300 | The Nation

This weekend on The Nation… with dairy prices falling, China growing its agriculture sector, and the environmental costs piling up, we ask the Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings if New Zealand is too dependent on milk powder and if we’ve almost ...More >>

Scientific developments, dogged investigative work credited

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:54:48 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police credit scientific developments and dogged investigative work for arrest in historic Coromandel child sex case More >>

Waikato Continues to Provide Good Maternity Services

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:02:14 +1300 | Waikato District Health Board

The New Zealand Maternity Clinical Indicators yearly report released today by the Ministry of Health demonstrates that women in Waikato are receiving good maternity care and Waikato is doing well against the national average for all district health ...More >>

Z brings Blokhedz retail craze to NZ

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:29:31 +1300 | Z Petrol NZ

New Zealand’s next big retail collectable craze strikes at more than 200 Z service stations today. More >>

Putting whānau foremost in Family Dispute Resolution

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:21:26 +1300 | FairWay Resolution

Dispute resolution company, FairWay Resolution, has developed a uniquely New Zealand approach to family dispute resolution (FDR) that is underpinned by the cultural needs and values of the parties to a family dispute. In support of its role as a provider ...More >>

Local provider appointed to Early Childhood Centre in Tamaki

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:57:49 +1300 | Tamaki Redevelopment Company

Tāmaki Redevelopment Company (TRC) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) are pleased to announce the appointment of local education provider Totara Seed Trust, to run the learning programme at the new Early Childhood Education (ECE) Centre at Glenbrae ...More >>

ActivePost junior cricketers have a go with BLACKCAPS heroes

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:58:08 +1300 | ActivePost

Hamilton’s youngest cricketers will take their talent to the pitch this long weekend for the ANZ One Day International (ODI) versus South Africa at Seddon Park on Monday. More >>

Board Confirms Maternity Units’ Closure

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:36:53 +1300 | Waikato DHB

Primary birthing facilities run by Waikato District Health Board (DHB) in Morrinsville and Te Awamutu will close in February next year, the board confirmed at its monthly meetingon Wednesday.More >>

Junior chef acknowledged for cuisine and charity

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:28:20 +1300 | Attitude Trust

Nicholas Brockelbank is mixing up inspiration in his Cambridge kitchen, despite being only 12-years-old. Following a recipe for success, this junior foodie is creating delicious food and publishing cookbooks, while giving back to his community.More >>

Time to have your say on the sale of legal highs

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:18:05 +1300 | Auckland Council

Aucklanders are being urged to have their say on where psychoactive substances, commonly known as legal highs, can be sold in the city. The council’s Local Approved Product Policy consultation, which will decide where the products can be sold, opens ...More >>

Avoidable Humanitarian Crisis at Lebanon Border Crossing

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:41:20 +1300 | Franklin Lamb

Chest high metal crowd control barriers manned by armed guards—since late September they have stood outside the Arrivals Hall on the Lebanon side of the Masnaa border crossing with Syria. For Syrian and Palestinian refugees fleeing the continuing violence ...More >>

Cambodia: Report Reveals Scope of Violence Against Children

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:33:43 +1300 | UN News

22 October 2014 – Over half of Cambodian children have experienced at least one form of violence before the age of 18 while roughly a quarter have been emotionally abused, a new United Nations-backed survey has revealed, exploring the magnitude ...More >>

ECE Benefits Overstated, Costly To Taxpayer - Study

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:21:55 +1300 | Family First

Family First NZ says that a UK study on early childhood education should make the New Zealand government reevaluate their policy of increasing the rate of participation in early childhood education to 98 per cent by 2016.More >>

Outstanding Kiwis Recognised At 2014 Excellence Awards

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:55:34 +1300 | Foundation For Youth Development

24 extraordinary young people received prestigious awards at the 2014 Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) Excellence Awards at Government House in Auckland last night. More >>

Longest-running NZ book awards go from strength to strength

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:44:41 +1300 | Library and Information Association of New Zealand

New Zealand’s current best children’s book authors and illustrators will be revealed in June 2015, as LIANZA (The Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa) turns a fresh page in the illustrious history of its Children’s Book Awards.More >>

StarJam Appoints Dr Libby Weaver as Patron

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:43:28 +1300 | StarJam

Charity StarJam who provide performance opportunities for young people with disabilities, has appointed internationally acclaimed Nutritional Biochemist, author and speaker Dr Libby Weaver as Patron.More >>

Comprehensive plan needed to end child poverty

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:08:18 +1300 | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says it is vital the newly re-elected National government takes a planned and comprehensive approach to reducing child poverty in New Zealand. More >>

Spooky fun back for Halloween

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:11:01 +1300 | Mainstreet Wanganui

Preparations are once again underway for Mainstreet’s annual Halloween celebration. Last year the event was a hit with young and old when organisers took over the Wakefield Chambers building on Ridgway Street and turned it into a Haunted house for the evening. ...More >>

Artists, celebrities use creativity to help keep kids safe

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:59:44 +1300 | Child Matters

Some household Kiwi names are getting their creative on in the name of protecting New Zealand children. And the public has the chance to do their bit by bidding on and buying the famous creations.More >>

Young Wellingtonians celebrated

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:55:58 +1300 | Pride Awards Trust

On Sunday 19 October the Pride Awards Trust hosted the fifth annual Pride Awards at Paramount Theatre in Wellington. The 2014 Pride Awards ceremony celebrated the achievements and contributions of twelve inspirational young people between the ages ...More >>

 

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