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Talking with young people about suicide

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 17:38:44 +1200 | Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) has released a new video series: Connecting through Kōrero . More >>

Car smoking ban keeping children safe

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:24:04 +1200 | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ supports submissions to yesterday’s Health Select Committee around the Smoke-free Environments Amendment Bill to ban smoking in cars with children, says Chief Executive Letitia O’Dwyer.More >>

Māori King addresses Ihumātao, Oranga Tamariki in speech

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:47:26 +1200 | RNZ

Kiingi Tūheitia says he is encouraged by the progress between opposing mana whenua at Ihumātao .More >>

Awards shine light on inspiring Hastings youth

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:18:57 +1200 | Hastings District Council

At a special awards evening at Waipatu Marae this week, 24 deserving young people were recognised for their achievements against the odds at the 2019 Youth Potential Awards.More >>

Abuse Inquiry: Churches may drop confidentiality agreements

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:59:01 +1200 | RNZ

The Catholic and Anglican churches are considering quashing confidentiality agreements preventing abuse survivors from giving evidence to the inquiry investigating historical abuse in care.More >>

Marae experience for international students

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:00:09 +1200 | Great South

Some of Southland’s international students now know the true meaning of manaakitanga. On Saturday 17 August, 26 international students were hosted on Murihiku Marae for the opportunity to learn more about Te Ao Maori (the Maori world).More >>

Christchurch veggie box delivery launches to support youth

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 08:55:49 +1200 | Cultivate Christchurch

Cultivate Christchurch’s new Veggie Subscription is now live and the first deliveries of high quality local produce will be happening on Wednesday August 21. More >>

New pathways to Jobs for Eastern BoP students

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:44:55 +1200 | TOI EDA

Applications have opened for a new programme about Eastern Bay of Plenty’s booming horticulture industry. It’s for senior school students planning to move into training or work at the end of 2020, and keen on science and technology, business and management ...More >>

Emily Writes Heads South

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:38:56 +1200 | Harriet Moir

Popular author, blogger and campaigner for parenting issues Emily Writes continues her 2019 National Speaking Tour in Invercargill at Invercargill Repertory on Saturday August 31.More >>

Kindergarten Sunflower Project prepares to bloom!

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:49:20 +1200 | Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens

A staggering 13,024 kindergarten tots around New Zealand will become little green thumbs and showcase their gardening knowhow by competing with other kindergartens in their region to grow the tallest sunflower or widest sunflower head.More >>

Outrage over babies taken by the state

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:29:30 +1200 | Socialist Equality Group

On July 30, several hundred people gathered outside parliament in Wellington for a protest titled “Hands Off Our Tamariki [children].” They delivered a petition with 17,000 signatures calling for the government to stop “stealing Maori children.” ...More >>

Smoking cigarettes worse than smoking marijuana, say teens

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:16:24 +1200 | CensusAtSchool

Smoking cigarettes is worse teenage behaviour than smoking marijuana, according to Year 11-13 students from New Zealand schools. Furthermore, they think that their parents would agree with them.More >>

Children’s Commissioner calls on government to consult

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 18:48:47 +1200 | Office of the Children's Commissioner

30 years of child rights: Children’s Commissioner calls on government to consult with children and young people More >>

Youth programmes changing lives one job at a time

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:07:28 +1200 | Hastings District Council

Creating better pathways for young people to get into employment, education and training is an important focus for the Hastings District Council, which has had significant success in this area over the last two years.More >>

Research confirms importance of information and education

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:29:04 +1200 | Family Planning

Family Planning says new research on the age at which New Zealand girls have their first period confirms how important information and education is for young people - before they enter puberty.More >>

School Strike 4 Climate NZ stands with Ollie

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 08:25:56 +1200 | Asia Corporate News Network - ACN Newswire

On the 23rd of August School Strike NZ will join Ollie Langridge in his 100th day of sitting outside of New Zealand Parliament calling for the government to declare a climate emergency. School Strike 4 Climate NZ also demand that Parliament acknowledge ...More >>

Child rights experts to speak at Wellington seminar

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 13:53:07 +1200 | Save the Children New Zealand

Wellingtonians will have the chance to hear international child rights experts from Ireland, Scotland and Samoa speak at the Making Child Rights Real in Aotearoa New Zealand seminar to be held in the city on Wednesday 21 August.More >>

Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal underway

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 13:38:32 +1200 | Taranaki District Health Board

The 2019 Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal is officially underway, with the aim of raising more than $1 million to help make a significant difference to thousands of sick Kiwi kids and their families. More >>

Accused mosque shooter's prison letter posted online

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 09:30:21 +1200 | RNZ

The man accused of the Christchurch mosque attacks has sent seven letters from prison and had two others withheld, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says.More >>

Children of opioid-dependent mothers have complex needs

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 09:06:24 +1200 | University of Canterbury

Increased opioid and other drug use in Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world is affecting children’s readiness for learning when they start school, according to a new five-year study by a leading child development expert at the University ...More >>


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