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Dunedin Curtain Bank 4th birthday with Mayor, Dave Cull

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:47:40 +1300 | Dunedin Curtain Bank

The Dunedin Curtain Bank (DCB), established in March 2013 is celebrating it's fourth birthday this coming Tuesday, 4th of April at the Curtain Bank at 174 Princes Street, Dunedin. More >>

More in CYF care shows Government is failing our kids

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:23:16 +1300 | Green Party

The record number of children in Child, Youth, and Family (CYF) care shows large problems in the social fabric of New Zealand, the Green Party said today. More >>

Jitterati 29.3.17: Party at 2040!

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:06:25 +1300 | Grant Buist

Kicking the can down the road More >>

New landlord for 1138 homes in Tauranga welcomed

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:32:19 +1300 | Community Housing Aotearoa

New landlord for 1138 homes in Tauranga welcomed New Zealand community housing provider, Accessible Properties, has completed the process to purchase and manage the tenancies of 1138 households in Tauranga from April 1, 2017. The move is a significant step ...More >>

NZyouth challenging themselves to make a difference

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:01:52 +1300 | Caritas Aotearoa

29 March 2017 New Zealand youth challenging themselves to make a difference While many of us ask ourselves what we can do to help those in need, young Catholics around New Zealand are making a difference by stepping into the shoes of the most vulnerable ...More >>

Fiscal responsibility requires more focus on children

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:18:01 +1300 | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that to be fiscally responsible, an incoming Government needs to stop looking at ways to reduce debt and think about ways to reduce spending on the ambulance at the bottom of the hill, specifically by committing to ...More >>

Feminist Parenting Forum

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:57:20 +1300 | Auckland Women's Centre

Auckland Women’s Centre is hosting a forum on Feminist Parenting in Mt Eden tomorrow night. A large crowd is expected to turn up to hear speakers Emily Writes, Tania Pouwhare and Sisilia Eteuati share their experiences and insights. More >>

Living well in care homes

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:22:33 +1300 | Massey University

Treating elderly people in long-term care facilities with respect and dignity significantly increases their quality of life, according to new research from Massey University, in partnership with Metlifecare.More >>

Salvation Army calls for extra help

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:57:59 +1300 | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is offering people the chance to enlist for an hour or more to support its fight to help vulnerable New Zealanders. More >>

Prioritise investing in high quality ECCE for all children

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:44:28 +1300 | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) calls on Government to demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality early childhood care and education (ECCE) to our nation’s children, including reinstating a policy of 100% qualified staff.More >>

A responsible Budget = spending more on public services

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:36:43 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"The Budget Responsibility Rules announced by Labour and the Greens today demonstrates a commitment to maintaining much needed Government spending. But more investment is needed," said CTU President, Richard Wagstaff.More >>

RBNZ Governor’s warning shows need for KiwiBuild

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:16:14 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

National needs to listen to the Reserve Bank Governor’s warning that too few houses are being built and adopt Labour’s KiwiBuild plan, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson .More >>

Mayor opens Auckland Conversations event on homelessness

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:12:06 +1300 | Auckland Council

Today Social Housing Minister Amy Adams and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff launched Housing First Auckland, which aims to house 472 chronically homeless Aucklanders and provide services to address the causes of their homelessness.More >>

Hughes Bill Reckless For Students - Dunne

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:13:21 +1300 | United Future NZ Party

Hughes Bill Reckless For Students - Dunne   UnitedFuture leader, Hon Peter Dunne, has voted against the Student Loan Scheme (First Home Repayment Diversion) Amendment Bill this afternoon.   "This is a reckless Bill from the same party that has ...More >>

Gender bias in the workforce - Lynley Tulloch

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:58:03 +1300 | Lynley Tulloch

The recent commentary on the gender pay gap has been lively, but disappointing in its naivety. For those who missed all the fun, Deputy Prime-Minister Paula Bennet recently attributed the pay gap between men and women to gender bias in firing and ...More >>

Kaikohe led response to youth concerns supported

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:09:54 +1300 | Kainga Ora

A recent call from the Kaikohe community to lead a response to current youth issues has merit says Harry Burkhardt, Chair of the Northland Social Wellbeing Governance Group who governs Kāinga Ora, the Place Based Initiative for Northland. More >>

Kiwis prepare to turn off their taps for 24 hours

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:53:20 +1300 | Oxfam NZ

Tonight at midnight, thousands of New Zealanders around the country will be taking on the challenge to go a whole day without turning on their taps – at home and at work – in a brand new project hoping to provide easy access to clean water for ...More >>

Another bungle as Nats’ continue state house privatisation

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:58:35 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The selling off of the tenancy operation for 2,800 former state houses in Glen Innes is just the latest step in National’s privatisation of state housing, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.More >>

Branko Marcetic: Land of the Long White Egalitarian Myth

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:18:00 +1300 | Branko Marcetic

Land of the Long White Egalitarian Myth It isn’t only foreigners who buy into the myth of New Zealand as an equal opportunity Paradise by Branko Marcetic Also published on Werewolf More >>

Thriving Families reinforces CPAG campaign

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:17:36 +1300 | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says the "Thriving Families" policy of The Opportunities Party (TOP) announced on Tuesday recognises New Zealand desperately needs a fundamental re-envisioning of the welfare and income redistribution systems.More >>


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