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Final week for submissions on draft Terms of Reference

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:12:59 +1200 | Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care has received over 200 submissions from the public on the draft Terms of Reference. Public submissions close on April 30th.More >>

BAS’ Vision for Beneficiaries (part 2): Benefit Levels

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:11:37 +1200 | Beneficiary Advisory Service

This is our second segment in our series of suggestions for the future based on our vast experience helping people on benefits. More >>

The Nation: Satyanand on historical state abuse inquiry

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 12:48:45 +1200 | The Nation

Lisa Owen: The Royal Commission into historical state abuse is currently taking public submissions on its draft terms of reference. There’s already been plenty of debate over the time period the inquiry will cover, whether churches should be ...More >>

Grave concerns for future of social work - PSA

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:46:02 +1200 | Public Service Association

The future of social work could be gravely affected by a rushed and short-sighted Select Committee report, the PSA says. More >>

BAS’ Vision for Beneficiaries

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:21:55 +1200 | Beneficiary Advisory Service

We have been noticing positive change recently in society’s attitude towards beneficiaries. This more positive view of the previously maligned group will lead to some much-needed changes in the benefit system. Things will only improve for beneficiaries with better ...More >>

ANZASW Response to Report on Registration Legislation Bill

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:10:48 +1200 | ANZASW

ANZASW Response to the Social Services Select Committee’s Report on the Social Work Registration Legislation Bill: More >>

Stroke of luck gives Hamilton man a health Jumpstart

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:44:49 +1200 | Jumpstart

Hamilton man Steve Harvey, 52, knew he faced serious health problems after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes1 and it would start affecting his life badly if he didn’t take action quickly. More >>

Murray Edridge new Wellington City Missioner

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:07:21 +1200 | Wellington City Mission

The Wellington City Mission is delighted to announce the appointment of Murray Edridge as the new City Missioner. More >>

Wellington City Mission welcomes Murray Edridge

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:17:00 +1200 | Wellington City Mission

The Wellington City Mission is delighted to announce the appointment of Murray Edridge as the new City Missioner. More >>

Post-split parents on financial back foot

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:19:11 +1200 | AUT University

The financial fallout of relationship failure hits women with children hard, with a 19% fall in their income after a break-up, according to new research from AUT. More >>

Caring for those who care for others - Free dental care

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:06:13 +1200 | Lumino

Free dental care for hundreds of family carers nationwide, on May 5th 2018 17 April 2018 From the sugar tax debate to calls to make dental care fully funded, oral health continues to be in the hearts and minds of New Zealanders. On May 5th, 2018 free ...More >>

Article discusses NZ labour force participation developments

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:28:12 +1200 | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Bulletin article discusses New Zealand labour force participation developments An article published today in the Reserve Bank Bulletin compares labour supply developments across the OECD and examines how New Zealand is placed.More >>

On the prevailing media narratives about the Govt coalition

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 14:07:15 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

The media reports the facts…. but that’s not the end of it, and nor should it be. It also marshals those facts and creates a story from them, usually one with a moral that’s implied or explicit. After six months though, it is still unclear ...More >>

Opening of the Compassion Soup Kitchen’s Urban Garden

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:35:07 +1200 | Compassion Soup Kitchen

Without a sense of purpose or a sense of belonging, it is hard to call somewhere home. More >>

ANZ supports girls’ education with Dignity initiative

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:16:04 +1200 | ANZ Bank

ANZ is partnering with social enterprise Dignity to provide free sanitary items to girls at 23 schools in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and 1,200 female staff members.More >>

Govt heeding call for unrelenting focus on child wellbeing

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:03:53 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A UN report into child wellbeing reinforces the government’s sense of urgency in putting children at the heart of everything we do, Prime Minister and Minister for Child Poverty Reduction Jacinda Ardern says.More >>

Child Poverty Reduction Bill

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:33:46 +1200 | ANZASW

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) sees the Child Poverty Reduction Bill as an important piece of legislation that will help to maintain a focus on the crisis of deprivation afflicting children across the country. More >>

Govt should step in and save Stand camps

Sun, 8 Apr 2018 15:05:41 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

National’s spokesperson for children Alfred Ngaro is calling on the Government to step up and save the Stand children’s camps in Otaki and Roxburgh, which face the threat of closing due to a funding shortfall.More >>

Child welfare social workers lack consistency

Thu, 5 Apr 2018 13:53:49 +1200 | University of Otago

Otago research shows child welfare social workers lack consistency when helping at-risk children Differing perceptions of risk among child welfare social workers is leading to inconsistent outcomes for children in need, a University of Otago-led ...More >>

Stand Children’s Services closing two residential villages

Thu, 5 Apr 2018 13:17:36 +1200 | Stand Children's Services

Stand Children's Services Tū Māia Whānau is proposing to close its Children’s Villages at Otaki and Roxburgh. More >>

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