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Nutrition: Hospitalization Increasing, Learning Decreasing

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:19:48 +1200 | Without Limits Learning

A recent New Zealand Herald article (September 19, 2017) by Kirsty Johnston has exemplified what educators in New Zealand have known for years. Child malnutrition is on the rise, and more and more New Zealand children are being hospitalised for nutrient ...More >>

Know Your Rights: Understanding Work & Income Benefits

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:48:35 +1200 | Auckland Disability Law

• Tell you about the different Work and Income benefits, supports and allowances, and how to apply. More >>

Tax cuts when kids go hungry

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:35:14 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Tax cuts when kids go hungry shows National’s lack of moral compass National’s campaign of tax cuts that give $400 million to the top 10 per cent of earners, at a time when 120 Kiwi kids every year are being hospitalised for malnutrition, shows ...More >>

Gordon Campbell: Ten Reasons For Not Voting National

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

F aith-based voting is the norm, in that we tend to select the election messages that best fit with our deeply held beliefs. Routinely, faith trumps the evidence. There is, for instance, a doctrine that says National is better at managing the economy, ...More >>

Carers of loved ones with dementia overwhelmed, distressed

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:44:15 +1200 | interRAI

Over half of people caring for a loved one with dementia and cognitive performance issues report feeling overwhelmed by the person’s support needs. More >>

Kiwi kids demand adults protect environment

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 13:00:43 +1200 | Joint Press Release

New Zealand children have a message for adults as they head to the polls in next week’s general election: clean up our environment and reduce inequality! More >>

Dept of Internal Affairs investigation into Peters leak

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:09:25 +1200 | Department Of Internal Affairs

To be attributed to a Department of Internal Affairs’ spokesperson: We investigated whether any Ministerial Services staff received or passed on information regarding the Rt. Hon. Winston Peters’ superannuation matter. The investigation process included ...More >>

MSD on Winston Peters super leak investigation

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:15:26 +1200 | Ministry of Social Development

Following information regarding Mr Winston Peter’s Superannuation payments entering the public arena, the Ministry launched an investigation to assess whether there was any indication that a Ministry employee may have been the source of the information.More >>

Empowerment and Success Conference - Key Speaker

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:31:09 +1200 | NZCCSS

Empowerment and Success Conference - Key Speaker REGISTER HERE: Introducing one of our Keynote Speakers More >>

Let The People Grow (They Do Anyway)

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 22:07:58 +1200 | Shane Le Brun

Part Two in a series of opinion pieces by Shane Le Brun, Coordinator, Medical Cannabis Awareness New Zealand (MCANZ)More >>

NZ First and social enterprise with Ria Bond

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:17:48 +1200 | Twice Podcasts

Our Election17 series concludes with Ria Bond, community and voluntary sector spokesperson for NZ First. Our impartial and independent purpose is to ‘be useful to build understanding of the social enterprise sector in New Zealand through meaningful dialogue with politicians ...More >>

National and social enterprise with Minister Alfred Ngaro

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:16:36 +1200 | Twice Podcasts

We invited the four major political parties to discuss social enterprise, community and engagement. This third of four episodes with Alfred Ngaro, Minister for Community and Voluntary Sector for the governing National Party. More >>

HiveMind Report – A Universal Basic Income for Aotearoa NZ

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 01:41:08 +1200 | Hivemind

UBI is a complicated issue. There were a wide range of opinions and views represented in this HiveMind discussion and it appears there is still uncertainty regarding certain aspects of UBI policy. However, it was encouraging that there were some clear points ...More >>

Calculator Shows Labour’s Families Package Delivers

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:30:25 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour has launched a new online calculator that show how much extra families with kids will get from Labour’s Families Package, says Leader of the Opposition Jacinda Ardern.More >>

Labour Pledges More for Whānau Ora

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 11:15:38 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will strengthen the oversight of Whānau Ora and provide an extra $20 million over four years to improve outcomes for whānau and families, says Labour’s Deputy Leader Kelvin Davis.More >>

Speech: Peters - The New Generation Supergold Card

Sat, 9 Sep 2017 16:32:38 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Speech: The New Generation Supergold Card Bruce Mason Centre, The Promenade, 2pm, Saturday, September 9 Ladies and gentlemen, this is an election being conducted as though there is no tomorrow and no other economy but ours. There is serious global ...More >>

On The Nation: Welfare Debate

Sat, 9 Sep 2017 12:53:46 +1200 | The Nation

Headlines: Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says there should be an investigation into historic abuse in state care if evidence emerges that some staff accused of abuse were moved to other care facilities rather than being investigated or reported ...More >>

Labour’s plan to get job seekers into better work

Fri, 8 Sep 2017 14:33:07 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s plan to get job seekers into better work Labour will provide real support for people looking for work by increasing the amount of money someone can earn before their benefit begins to reduce, reinstating training incentives, and putting a renewed ...More >>

Baby Buddies initiative wins ‘Community Connections’ award

Thu, 7 Sep 2017 15:56:27 +1200 | Selwyn Foundation

Charitable trust, The Selwyn Foundation, has won the 2017 New Zealand Aged Care Association/Medi-Map ‘Community Connections’ Award for its unique community outreach ‘Baby Buddies’ visiting programme. The initiative involves Selwyn’s care home residents playing ...More >>

Medical Cannabis - Co-creating a Policy for Aotearoa

Thu, 7 Sep 2017 11:05:26 +1200 | HiveMind

Welcome to the fourth and final HiveMind for Scoop’s Opening the Election campaign for 2017. This HiveMind explores the question: what would a fair, humane and safe Medical Cannabis policy look like for Aotearoa, NZ in 2018?More >>

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