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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 >>

Cows in class

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:07:45 +1200 | Oaklands Milk

Nelson dairy farmer Julian Raine is bringing the country into the city, when he teams up next week with the Fonterra Milk for Schools Programme and Victory Primary School. A cow and a calf from Oakland’s, Mr Raine’s family farm, owned and worked by ...More >>

Popular Book on Hawke’s Bay Children’s Homes Now Online

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:25:12 +1200 | Eastern Institute of Technology

A sold-out book that records the harrowing and sometimes heartening stories of people who grew up in children’s homes in Hawke’s Bay can now be read free of charge on EIT’s website.More >>

Continued access to technology helps grow smart communities

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:46:12 +1200 | Wanganui District Council

The government’s commitment to the national Computers in Homes digital literacy programme is continuing. More >>

Peters: Christchurch Grey Power Political Panel

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:39:56 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader 20 August 2014 Christchurch Grey Power Political Panel Wednesday 20 August, 1.30pm Cashmere Club, Colombo Street, Christchurch More >>

Labour – supporting and valuing carers and the cared for

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:38:42 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Placing real value on our elderly and the people who care for them will be a priority for a Labour Government, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. More >>

The Greens have become full socialists

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:24:39 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

"The Greens Party launch sounded like the launch of a socialist party. The environment is now very much a second thought" said Dr Jamie Whyte. More >>

Peru Criticized for Failing Its Most Vulnerable Citizens

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:49:09 +1200 | Survival International

Peru Criticized for Failing Its Most Vulnerable Citizens Several weeks after seven uncontacted Indians emerged near the Brazil-Peru border, more uncontacted Indians have made first contact with Brazilian government agents, reportedly fleeing attacks ...More >>

NZ Superfund office occupied: call to divest from Israel

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:38:01 +1200 | People Against Israeli Apartheid

In light of the murder of nearly 2000 captive Palestinians in Gaza, activist group People Against Israeli Apartheid are currently occupying the NZ Superfund office to oppose the investment of New Zealanders tax money into companies which profit ...More >>

Responsible lending too taxing for some

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:17:57 +1200 | Napier Family Centre

In July a ‘responsible lending’ discussion paper was released which will help introduce changes to the New Zealand credit legislation. Within days, Napier Family Centre (NFC) received a visit from one woman whose loan agreement with a local lender ...More >>

Food poverty in New Zealand: Solutions already exist

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:48:39 +1200 | Localising Food Project

Robina McCurdy, a Golden Bay educator, has the answers to this country's food poverty issues, she has documented them, and now she wants to share that information with as many people as possible through her Localising Food Project.More >>

Decent housing a priority to support low income families

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:14:44 +1200 | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Groups says New Zealand could do much more to ensure sure all children grow up in warm, dry, secure homes. In a policy paper on the impact of the housing market on children released today, CPAG says major investment and intervention ...More >>

 

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