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Time has come for state apology on abuse

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:51:08 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is today calling on the Government to issue an apology for historic abuse in state institutions. More >>

Shining a Spotlight on Housing

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:36:25 +1200 | Housing Call to Action

Auckland’s Housing Call to Action group has chosen to highlight the issues affecting housing that can be influenced by Auckland Council during Spotlight on Housing week from 19 - 24 September 2016.More >>

Homelessness Research Confirms Student Union’s Fears

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:27:46 +1200 | NZ Union of Students' Associations

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) is alarmed at research released this week by Dr Kate Amore regarding homelessness but not surprised by the results.More >>

Candidate Donates $1000 to Family First after Sword Incident

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:21:41 +1200 | David Rankin

Following the incident on Monday this week, when Auckland Council candidate David Rankin and supporter Dr Don Brash were approached by a sword-wielding man with mental health problems who was later apprehended by Police, Mr Rankin has donated $1000 ...More >>

All views on assisted suicide matter

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:56:58 +1200 | NZ Catholic Bishops

Director of The Nathaniel Bioethics Centre, Dr John Kleinsman, is surprised and appalled at the disingenuous tactics being employed by assisted suicide supporters. Both Matt Vickers and Act MP David Seymour have in recent days described the unprecedented ...More >>

Number of homeless working people a national shame

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:58:18 +1200 | Green Party

Number of homeless working people a national shame Research released today showing more than half of all homeless New Zealanders are working or studying is a clear sign of just how bad the housing crisis has become, the Green Party said today. Otago ...More >>

Most homeless people working or studying

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:54:08 +1200 | University of Otago

Most homeless people working or studying More than half of all homeless adults in New Zealand are working or studying, say University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) researchers. UOW researcher Dr Kate Amore, from the Health Research Council-funded He Kainga Oranga/Housing ...More >>

Park up for homes: Parnell signifies time for a change

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:58:25 +1200 | Child Poverty Action Group

The #ParkUpForHomes protests will be drawing to a close over the next fortnight, with a final Auckland event happening this Thursday August 25, in the central suburb of Parnell.More >>

Support for more early investment in disabled children

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:00:41 +1200 | CCS Disability Action

CCS Disability Action supports more investment in the early years of a disabled child’s life. Overseas evidence has shown that disabled children receive generally the same benefits, or even greater, from early childhood education as their non-disabled peers. ...More >>

Three innovative Chch charities at live crowdfunding event

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:37:25 +1200 | The Funding Network

The Funding Network NZ (TFN) is holding its debut Christchurch event on the 13th of September. The Funding Network runs impactful and high energy live crowd-funding events. This event is in support of three innovative grassroots charities and is ...More >>

Programme to fight child obesity kick started at gala dinner

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:32:36 +1200 | The Warehouse Group

A new programme to fight child obesity in New Zealand was last night made possible with more than $765,000 in funding from The Warehouse Group’s Gala Dinner. More >>

Tackling big data

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:59:41 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

For the first time, data from an agency outside government, Auckland City Mission, will be included in Statistics New Zealand’s vault of information for researchers. More >>

OSOS Update #2 Monday 12.45

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:26:23 +1200 | James Littlewood

After morning tea, it’s been all about democracy, with Taiwanese heavy hitter Audrey Tang, followed up by a workshop (really, a panel discussion) to warm up the open democracy stream. By the way: democracy is going to be my focus for these updates. ...More >>

CPAG Welfare Summit 2016: Investing in our Children

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:34:13 +1200 | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) will hold its Social Security Summit Investing in Children on Friday, September 2 at the University of Auckland. Building on the inaugural event last year, the Summit will focus on the Government’s proclaimed ...More >>

Free Press 22/8/16

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:19:51 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

David vs. Jacinda In this week’s Sunday Star Times column, David Seymour argues that student loan interest write-offs have been bad policy and Jacinda as usual attacks the messenger. Read the full column here .More >>

Kiri Swannell named 2016 national community hero

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:07:37 +1200 | The Warehouse Group

Hawke’s Bay community contributor Kiri Swannell is The Warehouse national Community Hero for 2016. More >>

Free tertiary education

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:36:12 +1200 | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Labour has announced a fees-free policy. But from a contrary viewpoint, The NZ Initiative has recently argued for means-testing student loans plus restoring interest on tuition aid. More >>

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Lawrence Yule & Mike Joy

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 17:33:27 +1200 | The Nation

• District Health Board alerted senior DHB and Hastings District Council staff at 12:53pm on August 12 of possible contamination of Havelock North but Mayor Yule wasn’t informed until 2:30pm, and public weren’t notified until early eveningMore >>

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Helen Kelly

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 17:28:49 +1200 | The Nation

Headlines: Kelly hopes to use loophole to allow for legal importation of prescription medical marijuana More >>

This weekend on The Nation...

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 17:23:58 +1200 | The Nation

As Havelock North recovers from the largest outbreak of water-borne illness in New Zealand in 30 years, Lisa Owen asks Hastings mayor Lawrence Yule how it happened and if the Council did enough to keep people safe.More >>

 

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