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Lifewise response to Minister of Children's vision

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:39:04 +1200 | Lifewise

Alleluia! Lifewise completely endorses Minister Tracey Martin's vision of fewer children in state care. More >>

Minister needs to find best carers

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:20:14 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Minister for Children Tracey Martin has some work to do to mend fences with those who are well-placed to help New Zealand children in need of foster care, National’s spokesperson for Children Alfred Ngaro says.More >>

Oranga Tamariki apologises for TradeMe ad

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:05:50 +1200 | RNZ

Oranga Tamariki has apologised for what the National Party is calling the crass use of auction website TradeMe to find foster parents for children. More >>

Children's Ministry shifts away from putting kids in care

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:20:23 +1200 | RNZ

Children's Minister Tracey Martin is signalling a shift away from putting children into care, and towards intensive intervention in a child's home. More >>

ANZASW celebrates World Refugee Day

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:14:44 +1200 | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

Today we honour the invaluable work that social workers across the world do to assist refugees to overcome trauma, build self-esteem and develop their lives. Social workers are active both in camps for the displaced and in the nations to which refugees are ...More >>

One in Three Teens Keep Abortion A Secret

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:55:48 +1200 | Family First


Kraft Heinz helps to fight hunger in New Zealand

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:02:40 +1200 | Salvation Army

Kraft Heinz staff from around the country will volunteer their time in partnership with Rise Against Hunger and The Salvation Army to help fight hunger in New Zealand. More >>

Price of ‘healthy food basket’ continues to rise

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:54:36 +1200 | University of Otago

The cost of buying healthy food in a weekly supermarket shop continues to grow, the latest New Zealand Food Cost Survey carried out by the University of Otago shows. More >>

CPAG urges immediate action on sanctions

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:00:30 +1200 | Child Poverty Action Group

CPAG urges immediate action on sanctions where there are children Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says New Zealand must take heed of UK studies into the ineffectiveness and negative outcomes of welfare sanctions.More >>

Seeking public submissions on the Election Access Fund Bill

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:29:53 +1200 | Office of the Clerk

The Governance and Administration Committee has opened for public submissions on the Election Access Fund Bill. The bill seeks to establish a fund, administered by the Electoral Commission, to cover accessibility-related costs associated with participation ...More >>

Woman has benefit wrongly suspended for second time

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 15:21:15 +1200 | RNZ

An Auckland mum who was told by Work and Income that her benefit had been cut because she'd been on two Tinder dates has had her payments wrongly suspended for a second time.More >>

Girl with disability misses school after ministry delay

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 15:15:16 +1200 | RNZ

A 12-year-old girl with disabilities had her transport to school cut off for weeks due to delays from the Ministry of Education. More >>

Tackling youth crime: Intervening earlier is better

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 15:06:32 +1200 | RNZ

Justice sector science advisor Dr Ian Lambie's just released report recommends the adoption of what's called "development crime prevention" to reduce rates of youth crime by focusing on children from an early age and previous generations.More >>

Green Party welcomes HNZ fronting on meth testing scandal

Wed, 6 Jun 2018 10:52:21 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the belated fronting by Housing New Zealand today on the bogus meth contamination of houses and agrees HNZ should consider repaying tenants costs associated with their evictions.More >>

CPAG’s Assoc Prof Mike O’Brien awarded honour

Tue, 5 Jun 2018 13:02:52 +1200 | Child Poverty Action Group

CPAG’s Assoc Prof Mike O’Brien named on Queen’s Birthday Honour list Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) warmly congratulates long-serving executive member Associate Professor Mike O’Brien who has been included among the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours ...More >>

Finance manager pleas guilty to more fraud charges

Fri, 1 Jun 2018 16:13:04 +1200 | Serious Fraud Office

The former finance manager of a Hamilton-based social services provider has pleaded guilty to an additional 99 fraud charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office.More >>

Meth compensation: Twyford not ruling it out, or in

Fri, 1 Jun 2018 10:59:39 +1200 | RNZ

Housing Minister Phil Twyford has announced a major review into the meth contamination saga and now says he is not ruling out the possibility of compensation. More >>

Winter causes 'intense' pressure for homelessness sector

Fri, 1 Jun 2018 09:53:20 +1200 | RNZ

It's the first day of winter and while some people stock up on heaters, electric blankets and duvets, hundreds of others are seeking shelter in doorways to escape the cold.More >>

Benefit increase negatively affects housing eligibility

Thu, 31 May 2018 17:26:45 +1200 | RNZ

A benefit aimed at helping people find private rental homes is proving to be a double-edged sword, emergency housing providers say. More >>

South Auckland hosts the first data and social wellbeing hui

Thu, 31 May 2018 13:27:16 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Carmel Sepuloni Minister for Social Development 31 May 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT South Auckland hosts the first data and social wellbeing hui More >>


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