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Te Omanga Hospice revamps retail operation

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:12:54 +1200 | Te Omanga Hospice

Te Omanga Hospice , the Hutt Valley specialist palliative care provider, today announced that it had signed a lease for a warehouse and would be closing its shop on Petone’s Jackson Street.More >>

Vulnerability: an ongoing story

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:20:40 +1200 | Anglican Action

“We applaud the work of the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services in the launch of their final Vulnerability Report today. These reports have kept issues of poverty and the range of pressing issues that those living in poverty are facing ...More >>

Government needs to step in to feed the kids

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:30:05 +1200 | Green Party

The Government needs to urgently reconsider its position to not provide funding for breakfasts and lunches for children who go to school hungry, the Green Party said today.More >>

More families forced to turn to food banks for meals

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:52:44 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Increasing numbers of families are having to go to food banks just to put a meal on the table, according to a new report that should shame the Government into action, says Labour’s Social Development spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni.More >>

Stressed Families: Overstretched Services

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:20:36 +1200 | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

“Like so many of the whānau and families they serve social service organisations are under huge financial stress”, says Trevor McGlinchey, New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Executive Officer. “The support demanded from ...More >>

Minister honours passing of Māori health leader

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 17:32:16 +1200 | New Zealand Government

21 June 2016 Media Statement Minister honours passing of Māori health leader Robin CooperMore >>

Taking the Long View: Housing a social justice issue

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:08:02 +1200 | Gord Stewart

Sustainability. I rattle on about it here, with environmental issues the focus of my attention. But there is more to it than this. More >>

Post Cabinet Press Conference: Iraq Deployment Extension

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:41:23 +1200 | Robert Kelly

Today Prime Minister John Key and Minister for Defence Gerry Brownlee announced New Zealand's deployment in Iraq will continue for a further eighteen months. This extension to the current two year deployment will mean that NZ troops will be at ...More >>

The Government’s disregard for evidence is an own goal

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:48:54 +1200 | New Zealand Association of Scientists

By casually dismissing research showing that 90 - day employment trials have not met policy goals , the Government is undermining its own big data initiative. More >>

Q+A - Hurimoana Dennis: Apology From Paula Bennett Accepted

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:47:04 +1200 | Television New Zealand

The chairman of Te Puea Marae in South Auckland, which is housing dozens of homeless families over winter, says he’s accepted Paula Bennett’s apology for someone in her office leaking details of a police investigation to him.More >>

State of Care 2016: move to child-centred culture now

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:13:39 +1200 | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Moving to a more child-centred culture within Child, Youth and Family can and must start now if we want to see better outcomes for children currently in careand build a strong platform for the reforms to come, says Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell ...More >>

Care report highlights improvements needed in restructure

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:08:26 +1200 | Social Service Providers Aotearoa

Social Service Providers Aotearoa welcomes and supports the State of Care 2016 report from the Commissioner for Children. More >>

Labour dishonest over Te Puea Marae support

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16:37:12 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Te Ururoa Flavell Minister for Māori Development Minister for Whānau Ora 16 June 2016 Media Statement Labour dishonest over Te Puea Marae support Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says Labour Party attacks about the Government not doing ...More >>

Govt vetoes paid parental leave bill

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:46:22 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Bill English Minister of Finance Hon Michael Woodhouse Minister of Workplace Relations 16 June 2016 Media Statement Govt veto’s paid parental leave bill More >>

#Parkupforhomes goes nationwide

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:16:00 +1200 | Child Poverty Action Group

What started as a bright idea between a few friends has spawned into a nationwide out-pouring of energy to see our most vulnerable given better housing provision. More >>

Red Cross celebrates cultures and resilience of new Kiwis

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:50:20 +1200 | NZ Red Cross

Red Cross celebrates cultures and resilience of new Kiwis to mark World Refugee Day New Zealand Red Cross has celebrated the resilience and strength of former refugees at a parliamentary event to mark World Refugee Day. People from refugee backgrounds ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on political smears and begging

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:00:20 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

I f you’re a ministerial spin merchant can you ‘accidentally’ pass on to a journalist the fact that a prominent critic of your Minister and her government is under Police investigation ?More >>

Unite Protests Bennett and Smith's Housing Sell-Off

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 17:42:30 +1200 | Unite Waitemata

Press Statement about the Housing Protest at the National Party Public Meeting on Monday evening, More >>

Volunteering Statistics Point to Effective Managers

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 17:27:07 +1200 | Volunteering New Zealand

The release of the Statistics New Zealand “Non-profit institutions satellite account: 2013” (NPISA) data today indicate that New Zealand remains a country with a strong commitment to volunteering, but through less hours volunteered.More >>

Ned's Story

Thu, 9 Jun 2016 17:19:37 +1200 | Life NZ

Having spent the first years of his life locked in a room so his mum could go to work to keep a roof over their heads, Ned So’e grew into a bitter young man. More >>


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