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Climate of fear needs addressing

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:07:50 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

It is hugely concerning that community and volunteer groups feel they are being gagged from speaking out against the Government, Labour’sCommunity and Voluntary Sector Spokesperson Louisa Wall says.More >>

PARS & Turuki Health Care collaborate on health and services

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:38:42 +1300 | PARS

Auckland-based PARS (People at Risk Solutions) have partnered with the Turuki Health Care Trust, to offer improved healthcare services to those in need. PARS works closely with former prisoners, providing mentoring, housing, and social services to ensure ...More >>

Children's Plea

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:37:04 +1300 | Children's Plea

A plea has been sent to all Members of Parliament, regardless of party affiliation, to accord urgency and priority to children's issues. These issues include vulnerability, safety and childhood poverty.More >>

Treasury off track in search for sound policies

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:59:50 +1300 | Child Poverty Action Group

Treasury is unlikely to find the ideas it is looking for to improve outcomes for children while its primary driver is cost-cutting, says Child Poverty Action Group. More >>

Treasury’s covert & extremely odd welfare consultation

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:42:49 +1300 | Auckland Action Against Poverty

A report this morning that Treasury is ‘crowd sourcing’ ideas on welfare policy is news to Auckland Action Against Poverty, even though we are currently one of the most active groups in the area.More >>

‘Star Car’ Driving Up Donations for Charity

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:39:00 +1300 | Wellington City Mission

The Wellington City Mission’s new ‘Star Car’ is off to a roaring start. It’s a small Mission vehicle which has been converted into a mobile billboard and donation facility - equipped with cash donation slots and eftpos machines. Free chocolates ...More >>

Protect children - make family assistance fairer

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:00:53 +1300 | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says New Zealand's family assistance package is poorly designed to meet the needs of families facing an increasingly casualised paid work environment.More >>

Countdown launches Christmas Food Rescue Appeal

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:53:42 +1300 | Countdown

Countdown today begins its annual Christmas Food Rescue Appeal to help the growing number of New Zealanders who have registered for food assistance More >>

New Patron for Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:15:04 +1300 | Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

It is with pleasure that we announce Hon Dr Pita R Sharples (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngai te Kikiri o te Rangi, Ngāti Pahauwera) as the new Patron of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM).More >>

Changes to decile funding ignore the real issue

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:50:24 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

News that the school decile funding system will be reviewed ignores the real issue in primary school resourcing – a 7.5% reduction in funding between 2013 and 2018. More >>

Man charged after threats to Work and Income

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:11:27 +1300 | New Zealand Police

A 52-year-old Gisborne man has been charged with threatening to kill after he allegedly threatened to shoot Work and Income staff. More >>

Briefings to Incoming Ministers (BIMs)

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:20:31 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Briefings to incoming Ministers as published on the websites of the responsible Government Ministries and agencies. Click on the links to access the BIMs. More >>

Governor points finger at National on supply

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:31:56 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Reserve Bank Governor has admitted he had to keep loan to value mortgage restrictions in place because the Government’s attempts to increase housing has fallen ‘a long way short’, says Labour's Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.More >>

Plan B for Baby Boomers

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 16:58:01 +1300 | The Portfolio Company

More and more New Zealanders are coming to terms with the fact that they probably aren’t going to be able to save enough money to just sit around and slowly deplete their nest egg from age 65 to 100. With the average 50 year-old estimated to have ...More >>

Christchurch on the rent rack

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:57:38 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

A jump of 20 per cent in weekly rents in the past year is a disaster for Christchurch, says Associate Housing spokesperson Poto Williams. More >>

Auckland Children's Groups: Do You Need a Helping Hand?

Thu, 6 Nov 2014 17:05:46 +1300 | For Everyone Charitable Foundation

For Everyone Charitable Foundation (FECF) helps fund small projects in communities around New Zealand – projects that are often overlooked, but mean a great deal to the people involved!More >>

PM’s downplaying of hunger in schools stuns principals

Thu, 6 Nov 2014 14:24:51 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Primary principals are astounded by the Prime Minister’s latest comments about hunger in schools. More >>

Commitment to Council housing tenants confirmed

Thu, 6 Nov 2014 14:16:45 +1300 | Palmerston North City Council

On Monday, the Community Development Committee will consider the draft Social Housing Strategy (2014) and, if approved it will go out for public consultation. More >>

National further dashes hopes of new parents

Thu, 6 Nov 2014 11:12:42 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The National Government has once again shown its disdain for working parents by voting down proposals to extend paid parental leave, Labour MP Sue Moroney says. “The Government vetoed an amended proposal that substantially reduced the cost of extending ...More >>

3 million KickStart breakfasts served

Thu, 6 Nov 2014 09:13:24 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley celebrated the success of KickStart breakfasts at Holy Family School today. More >>


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