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Study aims to find human impact of living wage

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:50:35 +1300 | Massey University

The final stage of Massey University’s living wage research project kicks off today with the launch of the ‘Waging Well’ survey, which will focus on what a living wage means for workers.More >>

Life Central set to run CAP Money in Early October 2014

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:48:38 +1300 | Christians Against Poverty

Money Week is just around the corner – so to celebrate, why not make it your goal to get your finances in order? More >>

National hiding numbers on effect of welfare penalty

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:30:09 +1300 | Green Party

The Government needs to start reporting the effects of welfare reforms on children, said the Green Party today. More >>

Clear data needed on impact of benefit sanctions on children

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:25:34 +1300 | Child Poverty Action Group

A lack of data on benefit sanctions means there is no way of knowing whether welfare reform is helping or harming children, says Child Poverty Action Group. More >>

Barnardos to develop 21st century childcare service

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:03:06 +1300 | Barnardos

Barnardos, through support from the Akina Foundation, is to develop a high quality flexible childcare service to assist parents to enter and stay in the workforce. More >>

Successful social enterprise teams announced

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:54:50 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the announcement of the teams who will take part in a pilot programme to support new social enterprise start-ups.More >>

Eleven social enterprises get ready to take off

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:42:57 +1300 | Akina Foundation

Eleven teams from across the country will take part in the Launchpad, Ākina’s programme to get social enterprise ideas off the ground. More >>

First anniversary for City Assist ambassadors

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:27:10 +1300 | Hastings District Council

Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of the formation of the City Assist team in Hastings CBD. The ambassadors began walking the streets of the central shopping area in Hastings on Monday 30th September 2013, in response to calls for greater security ...More >>

Paula Bennett ‘great work’ acknowledged – McVicar

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:45:06 +1300 | Conservative Party

“Paula Bennett, as Minister of Social Development, has contributed significantly in lowering our crime rate and preventing further victims.” - McVicar More >>

Great Opportunity For PM To Reduce Child Poverty

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:14:30 +1200 | Paul Hutchison

“The New Zealand Medical Association’s call that the Prime Minister should start instigating the recommendations of the Health Select Committee’s 2013 report on ‘Improving Children’s Outcomes’ is right on the mark” says former chairman, ...More >>

Kiwis challenged to correctly identify child of a prisoner

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:36:40 +1200 | Pillars

Auckland commuters will be confronted by an interactive photo exhibition showcasing successful Kiwis to raise awareness of Pillars’ Children of Prisoners Week at Queen Elizabeth Square yesterday and inside Britomart today until 6pm. More >>

Ngāti Kahungunu concerned about whānau wellbeing

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:20:45 +1200 | Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc

Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated Chairman Ngahiwi Tomoana is concerned about the impact of todays raid on Hawkes Bay Seafoods and the impact this may have on the 150 workers and their whanau who are employed by this organisation. They have already ...More >>

New Zealand election: Labour’s worst defeat in 92 years

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:24:14 +1200 | World Socialist Web Site

New Zealand election: Labour’s worst defeat in 92 years By Tom Peters 22 September 2014 More >>

First-in-Family Scholarships to open the door for university

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:57:01 +1200 | AUT University

The Woolf Fisher Trust and the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) have combined to establish the Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT Scholarships to support and encourage young people from families with no history of successful university education to ...More >>

Election results bad news for those on benefits

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:25:42 +1200 | Benefit Action

Beneficiary Advocate Kay Brereton says, “ The election result holds no good news for people on benefits, National campaigned successfully with their beneficiary bashing agenda, and will now believe their punitive treatment of beneficiaries has the support ...More >>

New Zealand parties express sham concern for the poor

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:07:05 +1200 | World Socialist Web Site

New Zealand parties express sham concern for the poor By John Braddock 20 September 2014 More >>

Election Day is Time to Refocus on Policies

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:58:51 +1200 | Gareth Morgan Foundation

Over the course of this election campaign there has been a lot of focus on dirty politics and spying, and not a lot on policy. With election day looming, Gareth Morgan is calling for people to refocus on the issues. More >>

An open letter to all students: Students Matter

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:40:56 +1200 | NZ Union of Students' Associations

Students have a critical role to play in the outcome of the General Election. There are 417,516 students in New Zealand and we make up 14% of the total number of voters. We have the collective power to decide who is leading the next Government. Every ...More >>

Beneficiary Bashing unacceptable

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:27:38 +1200 | Beneficiary Advocacy Federation

Kay Brereton of the Beneficiary Advocacy Federation of New Zealand says “ the comment made by Bill English yesterday comparing beneficiaries to crack addicts is shocking and incredibly poorly timed.”More >>

Voters urged to look past the lies and half-truths

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:21:23 +1200 | The Maori Party

Māori Party Co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and HonTariana Turia says they’ve been staggered by the blatant lies and half-truths that have been levelled at the party in the last seven days. More >>


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