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Gordon Campbell on Act, the centre-right’s ugly duckling

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:09:25 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on Act, the centre-right’s perennial ugly duckling First published on Werewolf More >>

Income Policies Finally Focussing on Poor

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:34:51 +1200 | Beneficiary Advisory Service

“We were very pleased to see some much-needed Welfare Policies proposed by the Green Party this last weekend,” says Rebecca Occleston, publicity coordinator for Beneficiary Advisory Service in Christchurch.More >>

Statement from Metiria Turei on MSD

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:36:56 +1200 | Green Party

Statement from Metiria Turei on MSD “Today, I have spoken over the phone with an investigator from the Ministry of Social Development. “I was phoned by this person after their office received a letter from me (attached), which I sent on Monday. ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on the real truth deficit in welfare

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:19:57 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

I t has been astonishing to see the amount of time and energy being spent on what Greens co-leader Metiria Turei did or didn’t do properly as a beneficiary back in the early 1990s - as compared to how little time and energy is being put into ...More >>

First Community Planting Day for Ōtākaro Orchard

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:23:13 +1200 | Otakaro Orchard

First community planting day for Ōtākaro Orchard Christchurch’s urban food hub Ōtākaro Orchard will mark a significant milestone with its first community planting day on Saturday, 5 August. Project co-ordinator Peter Wells says the time is now ...More >>

Transformation Taita wins LGNZ EXCELLENCE Award

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:09:27 +1200 | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council’s project to transform the lives of young people in the high-deprivation suburb of Taita was recognised at the Local Government New Zealand EXCELLENCE Awards gala dinner last night.More >>

Nationwide commitment to ending elder abuse

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:48:46 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Maggie Barry Minister for Seniors 24 July 2017 Media Statement Nationwide commitment to ending elder abuse More >>

Waikato Women's Refuge calling for donated household items

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:49:17 +1200 | Womens Refuge

Do you have second hand furniture that could benefit a local woman in need? Or good quality preloved clothing, bedding and linen to help a deserved family make a new home?More >>

The Missing 2016 Review

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:06:16 +1200 | Joint Press Release

by Michael Chamberlain – an Auckland-based actuary, investment adviser and co-founder of SuperLife (now owned by NZX). More >>

Grandparents & Children Deserve Better than ‘Penal Welfare'

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:44:13 +1200 | Green Party

A study highlighted by Grandparents Raising Grandchildren is even more proof that National’s ‘penal welfare’ approach is failing kids, failing caregivers and failing New Zealand, the Green Party said today.More >>

Grandparent caregivers receive “dreadful” treatment

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:56:14 +1200 | Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparent caregivers receive “dreadful” treatment by Work and Income An in-depth analysis of more than 800 grandparent care families desperately seeking support needed to look after their grandchildren has revealed concerns about our welfare systems ...More >>

Q+A: Metiria Turei interviewed by Jessica Mutch

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 12:55:48 +1200 | TVNZ

Greens co-leader breaks down over self-confessed benefit fraud An emotional Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei has broken down on TVNZ 1’s Q+A programme recalling the time she illegally claimed benefits as a solo mum in the early 1990s. Speaking ...More >>

Think Tank Welcomes Social Investment Approach

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:00:46 +1200 | New Zealand Powerhouse Institute

AUCKLAND - The New Zealand Powerhouse Institute, a classical liberal, free market think tank, has welcomed the development of a social investment approach by the National-led Government under Bill English.More >>

Ground-breaking funding research for Wellington

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:33:41 +1200 | Nikau Foundation

Thanks to the generosity of a Nikau Foundation donor, one of the biggest questions facing grant makers in the Wellington Region has now been answered. More >>

Most Kiwis are satisfied with life

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:58:43 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

Most Kiwis are satisfied with life and feel connected to family and Aotearoa – Media release More >>

Māori Bursary Fund for Social Enterprise World Forum closing

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:49:37 +1200 | Joint Press Release

He kai kei aku ringa in conjunction with Ākina Foundation are sponsoring 30 Māori entrepreneurs to attend the Social Enterprise World Forum in Christchurch in September 2017.More >>

Benefit sanctions on the rise under National

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:18:36 +1200 | Green Party

Benefit sanctions on the rise under National The National Government continues to punish beneficiaries and their children by enforcing benefit sanctions, the Green Party said today. The Government’s latest figures show an 8.2 percent increase ...More >>

More sole parents and young jobseekers moving off benefits

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:12:05 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the number of people dependent on welfare continues to drop, with sole parents and young jobseekers leading the way in moving off benefits.More >>

Not earning or learning – understanding Otago youth in need

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:36:32 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

In the 2015 calendar year, 87,650 New Zealanders aged 15–24 years spent more time not in employment, education, or training (NEET) than they did in either education or employment, according to research conducted jointly between Stats NZ, Methodist ...More >>

Hīkoi of Hope for the Homeless – Saturday 29 July

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:16:11 +1200 | Hikoi for Hope

The death of a second homelessness man in South Auckland has triggered the local community to take to the streets to highlight homelessness. More >>


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