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Minister can take big step to save babies’ lives

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:11:12 +1200 | Green Party

Minister can take big step to save babies’ lives Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman needs to save babies’ lives by directly funding pepi-pods for at-risk families across the country, the Green Party said today. Professor Ed Mitchell, a world-renowned ...More >>

Unfunded CYF a ticking time bomb

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:44:41 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Ministry of Social Development is sitting on a ticking time bomb with Child, Youth and Family out of pocket by $56 million despite increased demand for its services, Labour’s Children’s spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says.More >>

Thousands of Families Worse Off

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:41:16 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Darroch Ball MP Spokesperson for Social Development 25 JULY 2016 Thousands of Families Worse Off through Child Hardship Package Minister of Social Development Anne Tolley has failed to collect any data on the number of working Kiwi families who are actually ...More >>

Mahatma MK Gandi Prize for Nonviolent Peace

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:16:30 +1200 | HWPL

Gyeonggi, South Korea – Mr. Man Hee Lee, Chairman of Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) was honored with the “Mahatma Gandhi Prize for Non-Violent Peace” on Tuesday July 19th at the Peace Palace in Gyeonggi, Korea. Dr. Prasanna ...More >>

PAKISTAN: Is racial discrimination an issue in Pakistan?

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:13:54 +1200 | Asian Human Rights Commission

The extent to which Pakistan has complied with human rights standards set out in the International Convention of the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), will be assessed by a United Nation’s expert committee in Geneva on August 16-17, ...More >>

Battling with three diseases and still going strong

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:27:08 +1200 | CNS

(Based on an exclusive interview given by Nqobile Zungu, and her doctor Dr Samele Madela to CNS – Citizen News Service) More >>

IAS present awards for outstanding research

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:18:47 +1200 | International Aids Society

Women, Girls and HIV Investigator’s Prize; Prize for Excellence in HIV Research Related to Children; IAS TB/HIV Research Prize; Lange/van Tongeren Prizes for Young Investigator Awards; and Special HIV Cure Prize Awarded at AIDS 2016 More >>


Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:05:16 +1200 | Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Levin this morning at around 3:00am for a 5 year old with a medical emergency. She was stabilised by St John paramedics before being airlifted, along with her Mum, to Wellington Hospital for specialist ...More >>

NZ needs to clear the barriers to social enterprise

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:41:56 +1200 | University of Auckland

Innovation in the fast-growing sector of social enterprise is being hampered by a lack of knowledge, outdated laws and under-developed capital markets. More >>

‘Dangerous Conversations’ lecture series – August 2016

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:25:13 +1200 | Wellington Cathedral of St Paul

The Wellington Cathedral of St Paul is pleased to announce that during August it is hosting a new lunchtime lecture series on important contemporary issues. Entitled ‘Dangerous Conversations’, the series focuses on four of the critical challenges ...More >>

TOAH-NNEST meets with US Vice-President Joe Biden

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:25:34 +1200 | Toah-Nnest

United States of America, Vice-President Joe Biden is currently on a Pacific tour, visiting Aotearoa and attended a reception in Auckland last night hosted by Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully. More >>

Stomach bug widespread in community

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:04:16 +1200 | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

More people presenting to Hawke’s Bay Hospital in the past 24 hours with a stomach bug has seen the hospital close its Acute Assessment Unit (AAU) to act as an isolation unit for people with the bug.More >>

People with intellectual disabilities still seen as 'other'

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:31:08 +1200 | IHC

A new report from IHC shows that while there have been significant advances for people with intellectual disabilities, progress is still too slow. More >>

Maori Organisation Recieve Award at World Aids Conference

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:39:18 +1200 | INA

The Red Ribbon 2016 a joint effort by UNAIDS of 11 UN organisations UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank and as such, this year placed particular emphasis on the organisation's newly approved global ...More >>

5,000 more people independent of benefits

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:19:17 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Acting Social Development Minister Jo Goodhew says the number of people receiving a main benefit has continued to fall year on year, with the latest figures the lowest for any June quarter since 2008.More >>

Spencer vs Ministry of Health

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:08:04 +1200 | Human Rights Commission

Spencer vs Ministry of Health: Human Rights Commission welcomes decision on disabled New Zealanders and their caregivers More >>

Welfare Law must become more child-centred

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:23:26 +1200 | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

This is a vital opportunity for politicians to move to a more child-centred approach to social welfare. That is a key message from NZCCSS today to MPs at Parliament’s Social Services Select Committee hearing on the Social Security Legislation Rewrite ...More >>

End of life plans added to healthy ageing study

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:25:39 +1200 | Massey University

It is 10 years since Massey University researchers launched the first comprehensive survey to find out how well New Zealanders are ageing – now they want the next generation of people aged 55 and over to sign up.More >>

Community and Voluntary Sector snapshot survey

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:01:21 +1200 | Comvoices

Since its first survey in 2014, ComVoices has continued to receive feedback from community organisations that say they are finding it increasingly difficult to make ends meet. More >>

Govt’s state house sell-off ramping up

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:02:55 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Government plans to ramp up the state house sell-off by selling another 1000 houses in 2016/17 will mean more families in need missing out, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little.More >>


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