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Review of Retirement Income Policies: Toys Talk Retirement

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 12:56:36 +1300 | Commission for Financial Capability

We promised we were going to do things differently with our 2016 Review of Retirement Income Policies and we don’t like to disappoint. More >>

Judicial review, proposed sale of Tauranga HNZ properties

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 10:06:15 +1300 | State Housing Action

On 9 November 2016 Justice Simon France of the High Court delivered his decision on the Judicial Review proceedings brought by State Housing Action Incorporated against the Ministers of Housing and Finance with regard to the proposed sale of virtually ...More >>

Overseas investors not welcome to buy Christchurch state hou

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 09:15:44 +1300 | State Housing Action

State Housing Action Network 7 December 2016 Media release: Overseas investors not welcome to buy Christchurch state houses The news that Housing New Zealand is holding an “invite-only” seminar in Sydney next week for potential buyers of state houses ...More >>

Honouring achievements of young people

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:08:42 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has congratulated the young people who have been recognised at today’s tenth annual William Wallace Awards ceremony in Wellington. More >>

Prime Minister John Key resigns

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 10:31:10 +1300 | Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand

There will be mixed feelings throughout the country about Key’s resignation says Peter Malcolm spokesperson for Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc. -- Closing the GapMore >>

CYF reforms dangerous backward step

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 08:11:51 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Child protection has taken a massive step backwards today with the Government passing a Bill that will give significant powers to unspecified ‘professionals’ or contract holders, says Labour’s Acting Children’s spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni.More >>

Adams: Using data to fight crime

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 17:25:55 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Good afternoon and thank you for the invitation to speak at the Government Economics Network today. More >>

More long-term Auckland social housing places

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 17:13:01 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Changes to the way community housing providers are funded are paying further dividends as much-needed new supply comes on stream in Auckland, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.More >>

Applications open for $1m research fund

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 14:14:27 +1300 | Superu

The Fund provides researchers with an opportunity to explore and shape social policy that supports children and their families, whānau and communities. More >>

The state of local emergency in Kaikoura extended

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 13:00:40 +1300 | Kaikoura District Council

Media advisory 6.12.16 1pm The state of local emergency in Kaikoura has been extended for another week. Kaikoura District Council Mayor Winston Gray announced the extension today. Civil Defence controller Murray Sinclair said, “We have extended the state ...More >>

"Family package" something to look forward to?

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 12:17:37 +1300 | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says the latest comments from Prime Minister John Key around shaping budget surpluses into better support for families is heartening. More >>

NZ retirement age in question with Key exit

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 17:38:11 +1300 | BusinessDesk

NZ retirement age in question with Key exit; Labour's Little rules out raising age More >>

PM's Press Conference: Key will step down on a high note

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 15:03:08 +1300 | Liana Pantaleo

Prime Minister John Key held an earlier-than-usual press conference today for a reason he would not disclose beforehand: He will be stepping down as Prime Minister as of 12 December, one week from now.More >>

Praise for progressive move by Hawke's Bay DHB

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:20:20 +1300 | Child Poverty Action Group

Congratulations to the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board. Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) applauds the visionary step taken by this district to direct funding to extending free general health visits for all children until they turn 18.More >>

Gordon Campbell on Anne Tolley’s callous folly

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 11:29:32 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Last week’s conflict between Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and District Court judge Carolyn Henwood illustrated quite a few of the flaws in the system. More >>

Variety Bash passes torch to Trillian Trek

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 10:20:15 +1300 | Trillian Trek

Trillian Trust and the police-partnered youth charity Blue Light have announced they will get behind the annual road-trek non-competitive car rallies that raise funds for disabled and disadvantaged Kiwi kids, and bring fun and entertainment to back-blocks ...More >>

New Māori Research - Seeding Excellence And Future Change

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 17:17:19 +1300 | Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

NPM NEW MĀORI RESEARCH - SEEDING EXCELLENCE AND FUTURE CHANGE Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga – New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence (NPM) is currently seeding a suite of new projects that will deliver positive change through vital Māori research.More >>

Commission supports call for state-care abuse inquiry

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 17:10:41 +1300 | Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Commission supports call for independent inquiry into the abuse of New Zealanders under state care More >>

CYF reforms ignoring whānau based solution

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:46:14 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

When approximately 60 per cent of children in state care are Māori processes need to change in favour of whānau, hapū and iwi solutions, said Labour’s Whānau Ora spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta.More >>

Nats will jump at chance to vote for KiwiBuild Bill

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 13:48:41 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

National will welcome the chance to vote for a real solution to the housing crisis after their many, many failed attempts, says Labour MP for Te Tai Tokerau Kelvin Davis.More >>


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