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Altogether Autism conference keynote speakers announced

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 16:25:10 +1300 | Altogether Autism

ALTOGETHER AUTISM has announced the first keynote speakers for its 2017 conference on July 19 and 20 in Auckland, which will explore the theme of transitions. More >>

Farmers - talk to Field Days rural support professionals

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 14:26:45 +1300 | Northland Rural Support Trust

Drought affected Northland farmers are being urged to talk to Northland Rural Support Trust and others at this weekend’s Northland Agricultural Field Days. More >>

Corrections breaches UN Convention

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 11:18:23 +1300 | Office of the Ombudsman

The Department of Corrections has breached the Convention against Torture as well as its own legislation, in the way it manages some at-risk prisoners in New Zealand prisons, the Chief Ombudsman says.More >>

Release of Ombudsman’s report: A question of restraint

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 11:15:46 +1300 | Department Of Corrections

The Chief Ombudsman today released a report under the Crimes of Torture Act 1989 into the care and management of prisoners at risk of self-harm based upon observations in five prisons over the period July 2015-June 2016.More >>

$6 million community resilience fund launched

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:22:01 +1300 | Christchurch City Council

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel today launched a $6 million fund to help greater Christchurch communities in their earthquake recovery. More >>

Frightened Rabbit: On Liking Music That Harms You

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:48:15 +1300 | Anne Russell

Frightened Rabbit: On Liking Music That Harms You by Anne Russell First published on WerewolfMore >>

Counties Manukau Police looking for Mrs Karen Nathan

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:03:06 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police are seeking help from the public to locate Mrs Karen Harrison, who also goes by the name of Karen Nathan. More >>

Rural bachelors and Marcella Bakker - By Lynley Tulloch

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:22:46 +1300 | Lynley Tulloch

Rural New Zealand has had a lot of publicity recently. Polluted waterways, unmanageable debt, farmer suicide and animal cruelty - it seems all bad news. Now another issue has been added to the mix: the maintenance of New Zealand’s rural population due ...More >>

Call for nominations to Arts Access Awards 2017

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:12:18 +1300 | Arts Access Aotearoa

Do you want to see an outstanding disabled artist recognised? Or how about a leader providing access to the arts for people in New Zealand? Nominations to this year’s Arts Access Awards, presented annually by Arts Access Aotearoa, close on Monday 3 ...More >>

Social bonds not the answer

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:42:32 +1300 | Green Party

The Government’s social bond plan to allow foreign companies to profit off mentally ill New Zealanders will put already vulnerable people at further risk, the Green Party said today.More >>

Cantabrians encouraged to take action for mental wellbeing

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:32:20 +1300 | All Right

As we approach the 6th anniversary of the 22 February 2011 earthquake, Cantabrians are reminded to take a moment to think about what they are doing for their mental health.More >>

First social bond to focus on mental health

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:34:43 +1300 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s first social bond will help around 1700 people with mental illness into work, Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Social Investment Minister Amy Adams say.More >>

Kids suffering under mental health strain

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:04:23 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

A newly released from the Ministry of Health on the mental health and addictions workforce shows a worryingly large vacancy rate in child and youth mental health services, says Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King.More >>

Study shows refugees’ & immigrants’ resilience in disasters

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:36:54 +1300 | University of Auckland

Many immigrants and refugees were resilient to the Canterbury Earthquakes due to their previous experiences of disasters and war in their homelands, according to research from the University of Auckland. Sociology academics from the Faculty of ...More >>

Table Tennis is a winning sport at Youth Space

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:28:21 +1300 | Palmerston North City Council

With table tennis tables, bats and balls on the ready, the sound of a game is familiar inside Palmerston North City Library’s Youth Space.  One regular player at Youth Space over the recent holidays was national representative Abbey Webb (14) practising ...More >>

PM Press Conference 20/02/17: Election Speculation, or Not

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:21:14 +1300 | Liana Pantaleo

Prime Minister Bill English began today’s press conference by thanking the emergency services workers for their efforts to tame the fire in Christchurch this past week, and expressed the need to continue to improve emergency responses. The Prime Minister ...More >>

Response to Kaikoura call for help "inadequate"

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:07:19 +1300 | Public Service Association

The government’s cavalier attitude towards mental health must stop, the PSA says - after National’s much-vaunted Kaikoura relief package fell far short of what the quake-hit region needs.More >>

‘Check Yourself’ campaign launches in Wellington

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:33:12 +1300 | Wellington City Council

‘Check Yourself’ has launched today (Monday 20 February) – a Wellington City Council and NZ Police collaboration urging young Wellingtonians to understand the consequences of their actions.More >>

Family responds to 'report' into Nicky Stevens' death

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:42:17 +1300 | David Macpherson

The family of Nicky Stevens, the 21-year-old man who died in March 2015 while under the legal care of the DHB, have expressed outrage at the DHB’s official ‘report’ claiming Nicky’s care “ whilst in Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre was of a good ...More >>

New fathers can get new baby depression too

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:27:18 +1300 | University of Auckland

EMBARGOED TO 5am NZT Thursday 16 February 2017 New fathers can get new baby depression too Depression symptoms among men before and after the birth of their children were identified by recent research from the University of Auckland’s Centre for Longitudinal ...More >>


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