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HRC support Maori Women's Welfare League

Wed, 7 Oct 2015 13:36:53 +1300 | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has congratulated the Maori Women’s Welfare League as they open their 2015 national conference in Whangarei. More >>

Maori Women's Welfare League

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 13:26:29 +1300 | Maori Women's Welfare League

The Maori Women’s Welfare League says Māori women must play a central role in helping address the significant needs of Māori children and their families. More >>

NZ Multiple Birth Association announces name change

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 09:21:48 +1300 | Multiples NZ

The New Zealand Multiple Birth Association (NZMBA); a volunteer organisation that supports and advocates for parents of multiples has officially changed its name to Multiples NZ. More >>

Peters: Circus or Soap Opera and Foreseen Circumstances

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 11:11:29 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

The performance of the National led government resembles a unique blend of circus and soap opera. When there are major social and economic issues to be resolved – our future as a trading nation is at stake – the leadership is obsessed with pandas ...More >>

Dr Harry Shier to visit New Zealand

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 08:07:20 +1300 | Ara Taiohi

Ara Taiohi, national peak body for the youth sector in New Zealand, is delighted to announce that Dr Harry Shier will provide the keynote address. His presence at Ara Taiohi's biennial national wānanga, Building Pathways, will add a wealth of ...More >>

Principals Reject Parata’s Funding Plans

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 16:36:32 +1300 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Minister Parata’s announcement to scrap the decile system of funding and link future school funding to student achievement has been roundly rejected by school principals. More >>

Report on Phillip John Smith highlights information sharing

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 15:26:07 +1300 | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has welcomed the findings of the report looking at the criminal justice system failings which enabled Phillip John Smith to escape overseas.More >>

Memory fade hinders minister of senior citizens

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 14:13:10 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

1 OCTOBER 2015 Memory fade hinders minister of senior citizens Poor memory has hit Minister for Senior Citizens Maggie Barry as she “celebrates” the International Day of Older Persons, says New Zealand First. “The Minister rushed into print saying ...More >>

SAFVPN Challenges the Stigma of Abuse

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:58:03 +1300 | Safer Aotearoa Family Violence Prevention Network

A summary of the lengthy report highlighted important factors for Practitioners directly involved in the care and protection of vulnerable children. More >>

10 Years of Interest-Free Loans working for women

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:51:23 +1300 | Joint Media Statement

It has been 10 years since the Clark government took interest-free student loans to the 2005 general election. The milestone has women celebrating the closing gap in repayment times between women and men, which has shrunk from 4 years in 2002 to ...More >>

Anne Tolley : Hands off Te Whare Tangata

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 12:53:26 +1300 | Te Awhi Paa Trust

“Ka Ora te wahine Puapua Ka ora te Whānau – Pūāwai Ka ora te Hapū – Pūāwānanga Ka ora te Hapū - Pūāwānanga.” More >>

Temporary Housing a Temporary Solution

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 12:24:10 +1300 | Lifewise

Lifewise are urging the government to consider solutions that will end homelessness permanently, rather than temporarily manage the problem, following Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett’s $2 million plan to set up transitional housing for families ...More >>

Positive Ageing chair has clear vision for group

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 11:17:08 +1300 | Rotorua Lakes Council

Newly-elected Positive Ageing Rotorua chairman, Russell Hallam, says older people have plenty to offer working alongside the Rotorua Lakes Council to meet the aspirations of the wider community.More >>

CYFS Minister needs to support our kids

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 13:48:35 +1300 | Green Party

The Government must not use the Rebstock review to justify their own irrational ideological obsession to privatise CYFS, the Green Party said today. More >>

State May Need Tougher Line on Contraception: Tolley

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 11:13:27 +1300 | Television New Zealand

Appearing on TVOne’s Q+A programme this morning [27/9], Social Development minister Anne Tolley would not rule out more actively trying to limit or prevent births to families which have come to the attention of authorities.More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Social Development Minister Anne Tolley

Sat, 26 Sep 2015 15:37:41 +1200 | The Nation

Tolley says NZ needs “a lot more” caregivers and "definitely looking” at paying and supporting them more; reveals plans for a new 'A team' of caregivers for the most troubled kids. “We’d be looking for some people with some extra ...More >>

Minister Tolley’s CYF review misses underfunding

Fri, 25 Sep 2015 11:11:21 +1200 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA), the union for social workers, find the first part of the two part review of Child, Youth and Family (CYF) commissioned by Minister Anne Tolley to miss the crucial issue of the underfunding the sector has continually ...More >>

Public want sugary drinks tax

Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:33:32 +1200 | University of Auckland

A significant shift in New Zealand public attitudes towards a tax on sugary soft drinks has been identified from recent poll results. More >>

Take Back the Night Dunedin 2015

Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:23:15 +1200 | Rape Crisis Dunedin

Rape Crisis Dunedin is hosting their annual Take Back The Night march. On Saturday October 17th. Join the cause and get involved. This march is an opportunity to support survivors. The march will be followed by a rally, which will involve community members ...More >>

Yet Another Report While Our Vulnerable Children Wait

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 16:52:33 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Seven years on and the government is still unable to take any action on the appalling outcomes for New Zealand children in state care, says New Zealand First. More >>


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