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Lunch Box Day Returns for Hungry Kids

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 14:38:51 +1200 | Mediaworks

On Friday 5 September Campbell Live is bringing back its popular 'Lunch Box' day in support of the KidsCan Charitable Trust. A $3 donation can be made by texting LUNCH to 2448, with 100 per cent of proceeds going to the charity.More >>

Man arrested after telephone threat

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 13:56:31 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police have arrested a 38 year old man at a Koromiko address in relation to a threatening telephone call directed at Work and Income staff in Blenheim this morning. More >>

NZ First Re: Mr John Tully

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 15:13:14 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

We were also contacted by an Ashburton reporter who was in contact with Mr Tully. We informed the reporter that our responses were bouncing back. More >>

Firearms Incident Ashburton: Police Seek John Tully

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:59:56 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police is currently wanting to speak with John Tully, 48, in relation to an armed incident in Ashburton this morning. More >>

Poverty is falling and income inequality is not rising

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:37:57 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“A Roy Morgan poll shows that the issue people are most concerned about is income inequality. This just goes to show how the persistent repetition of a lie bewilders the public. Income inequality is not in fact rising. And the child poverty rate has ...More >>

Rebuilding the New Zealand Defence Force

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:20:09 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

A Labour Government will make it a priority to rebuild the capacity of the Defence Force to carry out the tasks expected of it, says Labour’s Defence Spokesperson Phil Goff.More >>

Work & Income shooting a Tragedy

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 13:41:26 +1200 | National Beneficiary Advocacy Consultancy Group

Kay Brereton speaking on behalf of the National Beneficiary Advocacy Consultancy group says; “Two people shot and another wounded, this is a tragedy and our deepest sympathy goes out to the family and whanau of the victims, as well as to all W&I ...More >>

All sites in Ashburton, Timaru and Christchurch are closed

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:09:55 +1200 | Work and Income

All Ministry of Social Development sites in Ashburton, Timaru and Christchurch are closed following a shooting at our Work and Income office today. More >>

Disability Focused Politicians’ Forum

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:45:14 +1200 | CCS Disability Action

A group of Disabled People’s Organisations, providers and disabled people have organised a forum for disabled people and their families to hear how the main parties plan on tackling the big issues that effect disabled people.More >>

Recruitment Industry Announces Youth Jobs Charter

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:39:52 +1200 | RCSA

Recruitment Industry Announces Unique Commitment to Open More Pathways to Meaningful Employment for Young People More >>

Investor reaction to Green housing policies

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:13:56 +1200 | NZ Property Investors' Federation

The Green Party released its housing policy yesterday. The New Zealand Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) has analysed this policy and the following points must be considered if better housing is to be achieved for vulnerable families.More >>

Take Steps Against Child Poverty with Us!

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:05:31 +1200 | Child Poverty Action Group

TAKE STEPS AGAINST CHILD POVERTY WITH US! Britomart to Aotea Square, Auckland, 11am, Saturday 6 Sept Music * Interactive Art * Stilt Walkers * Great Speakers * Plus more! More >>

Political Debate on Family Violence – Livestream

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:49:30 +1200 | Dunedin Collaboration Against Family Violence

The Dunedin Collaboration Against Family Violence is happy to announce the upcoming political debate on Family Violence chaired by Professor Nicola Atwool of the University of Otago. Family Violence is a huge problem in our community and we invite representatives ...More >>

Big push for healthy, warm and dry homes

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:36:09 +1200 | Hutt City Council

Lower Hutt is leading the region in getting property owners to take up the Warm up New Zealand: Healthy Homes insulation programme. Recent figures released by EECA show 946 houses have been insulated using the subsidy.More >>

Labour will drop power prices for Kiwi families

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:11:48 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealanders will get cheaper power prices under NZ Power, says Labour Leader David Cunliffe. More >>

Foodies come out for a CAN DO government

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:46:59 +1200 | ActionStation

Wellington culinary celebrities will be joining the call for a “can-do government” and supporting “can-do people getting out to vote” as they help build the beehive out of cans tomorrow.More >>

Hobsonville highlights HomeStart opportunities

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:19:52 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A visit to Hobsonville Point was made today by Prime Minister John Key and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith to highlight the opportunities for the Government's new KiwiSaver HomeStart package to improve home ownership for Aucklanders.More >>

Home buyer subsidy discredited in Oz

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:08:28 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Treasury advised against National’s policy of ramping up home buyer subsidies after it was discredited in Australia because it pushed house prices even higher, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says.More >>

South Auckland housing crisis

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:55:12 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s HomeStart package is nothing more than a political stunt designed to beguile South Auckland voters, said Labour’s Pacific Affairs spokesperson Su’a William Sio.More >>

Labour’s focus on inequality, kids and better job prospects

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:16:34 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

22 August 2014 MEDIA STATEMENT Labour’s focus on inequality, kids and better job prospects More >>


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