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SWRB response to unregistered social worker sexual charges

Fri, 29 May 2015 12:16:48 +1200 | Social Workers Registration Board

The Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB), has become aware through media reports that an unregistered female ‘social worker’ previously employed at Auckland's Waipareira Trust is on trial charged with unlawful sexual connection with a 15-year-old ...More >>

Forum Congratulates Genesis Energy CEO for Safety Award

Fri, 29 May 2015 10:01:28 +1200 | Zero Harm

Congratulations to Albert Brantley, chief executive of Genesis Energy, who has been named the Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum Executive of the Year at the annual NZ Workplace Health and Safety Awards.More >>

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting

Fri, 29 May 2015 09:28:30 +1200 | Christchurch City Council

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting Christchurch City Council met today and made the following key decisions: Funding to assist homeless The Council agreed to allocate up to $130,000 from its Housing Fund towards reducing homelessness in ...More >>

Support for Children in Hardship Bill

Fri, 29 May 2015 09:25:01 +1200 | Select Committee Office

On 21 May 2015, the House of Representatives referred the Support for Children in Hardship Bill to the Social Services Select Committee for consideration and report to the House by 3 November 2015.More >>

New safety regulations for children’s workforce

Thu, 28 May 2015 23:54:06 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New safety regulations for children’s workforce Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says that new mandatory safety checking requirements for people who work with children will provide greater protection for our youngest New Zealanders.More >>

Relationships Aotearoa meets with transition providers

Thu, 28 May 2015 15:38:41 +1200 | Relationships Aotearoa

Relationships Aotearoa met this morning (Thursday, 28 May) with representatives of four of the five providers appointed by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) to transition RA clients.More >>

Deception, Division and Denial – The Ugly Truth

Thu, 28 May 2015 15:00:07 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Why won’t National relate GDP to population growth? We’ve learned over the years never to take anything at face value in politics. If you’ve watched proceedings over the past few days you will have noticed the Government ramming through Budget ...More >>

Closure of Relationships Aotearoa

Thu, 28 May 2015 10:27:22 +1200 | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) Chief Executive Lucy Sandford-Reed is concerned about the closure of a national service which provides a wide range of services to rural and urban communities throughout New Zealand. More >>

Counsellors concerned about lack of specialist services

Wed, 27 May 2015 16:31:08 +1200 | The PR Company

The New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) wants specialist couples and family counselling services established to replace Relationships Aotearoa. More >>

Vulnerable people will be most affected by closure

Wed, 27 May 2015 15:42:14 +1200 | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is concerned that vulnerable clients are being left in the lurch in the wake of the abrupt closure of Relationships Aotearoa. More >>

Help sought by agencies now asked to help

Wed, 27 May 2015 11:55:12 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The organisation Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has tasked with setting up an emergency hotline for stranded Relationships Aotearoa clients has just lost a bid for a government contract to launch a new national helpline, Labour’s Acting ...More >>

Press Release from SuperGrans Aotearoa

Wed, 27 May 2015 09:35:29 +1200 | Supergrans

SuperGrans applaud the government for providing an extra $25 per week for low income families and further supporting Whanau Ora, Children’s Teams and CYF. These are all initiatives that will enhance collaborative effort to support our precious and ...More >>

Relationships Aotearoa welcomes discussion

Wed, 27 May 2015 09:08:15 +1200 | Relationships Aotearoa

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) advised by phone this afternoon (26 May) that five agencies have been selected to undertake the work Relationships Aotearoa (RA) had been contracted to provide for MSD. “Since 15 May, RA has been working ...More >>

Rotorua District Council leads on Māori representation

Tue, 26 May 2015 13:54:58 +1200 | The Maori Party

Rotorua District Council leads the way on Māori representation “Racism has been defeated by fairness, justice and reason today,” said Māori Party co-leader and Waiariki MP Te Ururoa Flavell in response to Te Arawa winning their battle for better ...More >>

New Zealanders reckon they’re doing pretty well

Tue, 26 May 2015 11:16:37 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

The majority of New Zealanders say they’re highly satisfied with their lives, and slightly more rate their sense of purpose highly, Statistics New Zealand said today. These are the first results from Statistics New Zealand’s survey of nearly 9,000 ...More >>

Integrated approach needed for Māori economic development

Tue, 26 May 2015 09:20:14 +1200 | Te Whare Wananga

Business and asset development, employment opportunities and wealth creation must contribute to Māori well-being, according to iwi at the launch of a Māori economic development research report in Whakatāne.More >>

Government forces closure of Relationships Aotearoa

Tue, 26 May 2015 09:12:29 +1200 | Relationships Aotearoa

Negotiations between Relationships Aotearoa (RA) and government agencies failed late yesterday afternoon (25 May 2015) when the negotiation’s lead agency, the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), broke good faith provisions.More >>

NZ Still on Course for Aged-Care Crisis

Mon, 25 May 2015 13:30:03 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand Still on Course for Aged-Care Crisis New Zealand remains on course for an aged-care funding crisis with the government avoiding the issue in Budget 2015, says New Zealand First.More >>

Newborns at Risk as Monsoon Season Approaches

Mon, 25 May 2015 10:56:58 +1200 | Save The Children

Thousands of newborn babies are at serious risk of illness or death in Nepal, Save the Children warns, one month on from the earthquake that claimed more than 9,000 lives. More >>

Code of Responsible Borrowing and need of financial literacy

Mon, 25 May 2015 10:52:20 +1200 | NZ Federation of Family Budgeting Services

The Federation of Family Budgeting Services has today launched a Code of Responsible Borrowing, which encourages people to understand their financial situation before making a decision to borrow money.More >>


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