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Strain of living with a chronic condition highlighted

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 15:32:16 +1200 | Multiple Sclerosis Society

Multiple sclerosis forced former Aucklander Amanda Kilford to stop working and more away from the city she loved. More >>

We don’t stop caring

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 10:59:37 +1200 | Lifewise

We don’t stop caring: Petition calls on government to raise the age of those leaving foster care More >>

Warnings About Immunisation Prove More Influential

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 10:34:43 +1200 | Growing Up in New Zealand

Auckland, 3 September 2015 – Negative messages about immunisation have a far greater impact on parents’ decision to delay vaccinations than encouraging information has on vaccinating children on time, reveals a new policy brief released today by ...More >>

Fraud initiatives keep people out of debt traps

Wed, 2 Sep 2015 09:33:44 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A continued focus by staff to identify overpayments to beneficiaries is reducing the number of people ending up with large debts, says Associate Social Development Minister Jo Goodhew.More >>

Govt needs to rule out Serco buying our state houses

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 12:36:43 +1200 | Green Party

Thousands of state houses being placed on the asset sales block tomorrow for overseas buyers is a move that is deeply unpopular with New Zealanders, the Green Party said today.More >>

New research reveals high awareness of gender pay gap

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 09:12:52 +1200 | YWCA

Recent research reveals 65% of women believe there is still a gender pay gap and 41% believe men are given increased opportunities in the workplace to get paid more, according to a Westpac survey on equal pay in our workplaces. The survey of 700 Kiwis ...More >>

Becoming "fighting fit" with money

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 07:52:16 +1200 | Child Poverty Action Group

Getting into shape physically requires regular discipline in diet and exercise. Our finances also require regular attention. Firstly, for overall financial health, the amount we pay on debt must be brought under control. More >>

PM Post-Cab Conference: Flag Shortlist, Business Confidence

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:43:37 +1200 | The Scoop Team

Speaking at his Monday post-cabinet press conference, John Key said there were two or three flags he would personally vote for in the shortlist. He said the chosen flag would be instantly recognizable as a representation of New Zealand. Key stood ...More >>

Louise Nicholas to deliver 4th Dame Dorothy Fraser lecture

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:18:00 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The woman who took on the police force over rape and abuse and won will deliver the fourth annual Dame Dorothy Fraser Lecture on Monday 28 September in Dunedin. We are excited to have confirmed Louise Nicholas ONZM to deliver the first lecture since ...More >>

Kaikoura’s new family health centre has an official name

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:01:05 +1200 | Canterbury District Health Board

It is ‘Kaikoura Health, Te Hā o Te Ora’. Kaikoura Service Level Alliance (SLA) members, who are overseeing development of the model of care and service design for the $13.4 million facility, asked Te Rūnanga o Kaikoura to gift a name for the centre. ...More >>

Wellness in the Workplace Survey

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:41:45 +1200 | Southern Cross

This morning the second Wellness in the Workplace survey - a nationwide study of 113 employers (with 116,000 employees) by Southern Cross Health Society and BusinessNZ is being released. The full Wellness in the Workplace 2015 survey can be found here ...More >>

Helping Rotorua Students Get Back On Track

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:24:03 +1200 | Bay Trust

Everyone needs a second chance in life – and Te Arawa Lakes Trust in Rotorua are providing that opportunity for dozens of students every year who have dropped out of secondary school.More >>

The Nation News Bites: Serco, CYFS & Former PM Helen Clark

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 17:56:27 +1200 | The Nation

A selection of news bites from the Saturday 29th August 2015 edition of The Nation which featured interviews with Former PM Helen Clark, SERCO CEO Rupert Soames and Children's Commissioner Russell Wills. More >>

Interview with Judge Carolyn Henwood & Dr Russell Wills

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:45:39 +1200 | The Nation

Children's Commissioner says New Zealand doesn't have enough social workers or caregivers, "we need more investment" and he expects the government's reform of CYFs will mean more money and trainingMore >>

The state of child protection in New Zealand

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:07:19 +1200 | Paora Moyle

Institutional racism is at the heart of the ‘current state’ of child protection in Aotearoa New Zealand. It has been for more than thirty years.Aptly described by a rangatahi participant in my research who'd just been in a youth justice residence ...More >>

This weekend on The Nation: Children, Clark, Refugees

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:24:25 +1200 | The Nation

After two scathing reports into the abuse and neglect of children in state care this week, Children’s Commissioner Russell Wills and Judge Carolyn Henwood come together for their first joint interview to discuss what needs to happen next.More >>

Healthy Families NZ launched in Waitakere

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:07:47 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today launched Healthy Families Waitakere in West Auckland. “Healthy Families NZ will improve people's health where they live, learn, work and play, as a way to prevent obesity and chronic illness," says Dr Coleman. ...More >>

Bishop to hold public meeting on family violence

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:56:47 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Bishop to hold public meeting on family violence Chris Bishop, National List MP based in the Hutt Valley, will soon host a public meeting on the government’s new discussion document on New Zealand’s family violence laws. The meeting will be ...More >>

Submissions: Financial Assistance for Live Organ Donors Bill

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:22:09 +1200 | Office of the Clerk

Public submissions are being invited on this bill. The closing date for submissions is Wednesday 7 October, 2015 . More >>

Seven Years on And National is in No Rush to Help Children

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:53:53 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Seven years under a National government has done nothing to improve the appalling outcomes for New Zealand children in state care, says New Zealand First. More >>


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