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International Red Cross Secretary General Visits New Zealand

Sun, 5 Jul 2015 22:43:49 +1200 | NZ Red Cross

The global head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has commended New Zealand Red Cross on its humanitarian work in Aotearoa and around the world.More >>

National Standards no model for Social Services delivery

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 08:32:30 +1200 | Martin Thrupp

It was astonishing to see Social Development Minister Anne Tolley recently suggest on the Q+A programme that National Standards provided a model for public service targets for the delivery of social services. Actually it’s the limitations of the ...More >>

Second-class certainty: sticky plaster tax policy?

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 16:27:29 +1200 | Community Housing Aotearoa

Second-class certainty: sticky plaster tax policy? The Government’s announcement about tax provisions to remedy issues over the charitable status of community housing providers is causing concern in the sector, according to Scott Figenshow, Director ...More >>

Time to wave the white flag on TISA secrecy

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:31:07 +1200 | Professor Jane Kelsey

Less than a month ago, Wikileaks posted 17 documents leaked from the secretive negotiations for a Trade in Services Agreement (TISA). New Zealand is part of the group of countries calling themselves ‘the Really Good Friends of Services’ who are trying to negotiate ...More >>

Extra support for social service providers

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:22:47 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has announced that a further $4.3 million in funding for capability development support has been provided to a range of social service providers.More >>

University of Waikato launches new partnerships

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:07:28 +1200 | Waikato University

The University of Waikato has launched a new initiative in partnership with the secondary schools and communities of Tokoroa and Putaruru. More >>

The State of Corporate Social Responsibility in NZ

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 10:59:48 +1200 | Business NZ

The State of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in New Zealand – report On the release of the report - The State of CSR in Australia and New Zealand Annual Review 2015 - Sustainable Business Council Executive Director Penny Nelson said: ...More >>

How hot is your bedroom?

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 10:27:27 +1200 | Boyd PR

How hot is your bedroom? How many times have you turned to flannelette pyjamas, woolly socks, hot water bottles and electric blankets when the temperature drops at night and you struggle to stay warm in bed? You might be surprised to learn how ...More >>

Hot Swap to continue until 2016

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 10:16:10 +1200 | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Rotorua urban residents now have more options available to help them pay for clean home heating and insulation. More >>

Life begins at 40 – or does it?

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:45:16 +1200 | CIGNA

Wellington, 2 July 2015 – In 1983 the Kiwi band Dave & The Dynamos released their anthemic pop-ditty “Life Begins at 40”. It was an instant classic; number one on the charts for three weeks in a row and staying in the Top 40 for a whopping ...More >>

Engaging stakeholders tops agenda for Kiwi businesses

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:33:30 +1200 | Wright Communications

Building stronger relationships with key stakeholders is the top priority for New Zealand businesses, according to a new survey on corporate social responsibility (CSR).More >>

Reinstating family court counselling to help violence issues

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:21:18 +1200 | The PR Company

A reinstatement of family court counselling could help mitigate the harrowing family violence statistics in the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse report released on Tuesday.More >>

Union welcomes student parent top-ups

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 17:13:47 +1200 | NZ Union of Students' Associations

The national student union is welcoming today’s $25 per week top up for students who are parents and the extension of the accommodation supplement to solo parents who are students.More >>

Zero GP and Prescription Fees for Under 13s

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 15:14:48 +1200 | West Coast District Health

If your child is under 13 years and enrolled with a general practice team then getting medical care from today could be a whole lot cheaper. More >>

July changes will deliver for families

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 11:43:15 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Chris Bishop, National List MP in the Hutt Valley, says a number of important government policies come into effect today that will help families in the Hutt and put more money in their pocket. Around 25,000 children under the age of 13 in the Hutt Valley ...More >>

Accommodation support rise for studying sole parents

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 11:08:08 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Studying sole parents could be up to $165 a week better off from today when the Accommodation Benefit rises to match the Accommodation Supplement, Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says.More >>

Home Safety Service rolled out nationwide

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 10:05:24 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Up to 1000 victims of family violence will be better protected with the rollout of the National Home Safety Service, says Justice Minister Amy Adams. The National Collective of Independent Women’s Refuges, which was awarded a three-year $3.6 million contract ...More >>

Goodhew: Superu conference speech

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:18:20 +1200 | New Zealand Government

E aku rangatira, tēnā koutou katoa. Ka nui te honore ki te mihi ki a koutou. More >>

Goodhew: Inclusive NZ Our Place Conference

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:16:52 +1200 | New Zealand Government

E aku rangatira, tēnā koutou katoa. Ka nui te honore ki te mihi ki a koutou. More >>

Clearer labour market process for employers

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:15:20 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A new streamlined labour market test process in Queenstown will benefit employers trying to fill low-skilled vacancies, say Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse.More >>


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