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Over 20,000 people support medical students to finish traini

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 17:01:53 +1300 | New Zealand Medical Students' Association - NZMSA

Today the New Zealand Medical Students’ Association (NZMSA) supported by Annette King presented a petition with over 20,000 signatures to Parliament urging Minister Steven Joyce to remove the 7-year cap on the Student Loan for medical students.More >>

Homelessness on the Horizon for Baby Boomers

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 17:00:24 +1300 | Salvation Army

Baby Boomers who have held down jobs and contributed to the well-being of New Zealand through their taxes may yet become homeless in late middle age or early retirement without urgent Government action, says The Salvation Army. More >>

EQC: Canterbury Home Repair Programme – follow-up audit

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 16:00:31 +1300 | Controller and Auditor-General

The Auditor-General has published her report Earthquake Commission: Managing the Canterbury Home Repair Programme – follow-up audit . This report looks at EQC’s progress in addressing the recommendations we made in our 2013 report about how it ...More >>

Seniors face housing hardship after Nats do nothing

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 10:25:58 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government has done virtually no policy work and no serious thinking about the threat of housing hardship faced by older New Zealanders revealed today in the Salvation Army’s latest report, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says.More >>

600 to 700 Kiwis helping Kiwis at Christmas

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:05:21 +1300 | Life Centre Trust – help spread a little cheer to those in need in our communities More >>

Head of the School of Social Work honoured with awards

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:53:58 +1300 | Massey University

Associate Professor Kieran O’Donoghue has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence for research in the inaugural Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) Quality and Innovation Awards. More >>

Suspicious package found outside Paraparaumu Work and Income

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:46:15 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Surrouding buildings including Coastlands Mall have been evacuated as a precaution while we assess what the item is. More >>

Musicians Raise Festive Funds for DCM

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:36:44 +1300 | DCM

Wellington’s top musicians are lining up to raise money for DCM, the organisation that works at the “the tough end of things”. More >>

Minimum family tax credit to rise

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:07:02 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Todd McClay Minister of Revenue 26 November 2015 Minimum family tax credit to rise More >>

Successful campaign

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:17:41 +1300 | Kay Brereton

Successful campaign enables around 20,000 people to claim back their day from W&I More >>

Report shows desperate housing situation throughout NZ

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:56:10 +1300 | Citizens Advice Bureaux NZ

Can this really be New Zealand? The CAB is asking this question after carrying out an analysis of the situations of people coming to them in need of emergency accommodation. More >>

Helping hand for first home buyers in the Hutt Valley

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:31:27 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

In the Hutt Valley, 371 people are receiving help to buy their first home through the Government’s new $435 million KiwiSaver HomeStart scheme. More >>

Desperate Nick Smith talks up housing failures

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:10:34 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Nick Smith is clutching at straws as he desperately tries to talk up his failed housing policies, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

Greater clarity needed for housing transfers

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 16:22:51 +1300 | Community Housing Aotearoa

Media Release Greater clarity needed for housing transfer in Invercargill and Tauranga - CHA The Government has listened to some of the concerns raised by Community Housing Aotearoa surrounding the process of transferring about 1500 Housing NZ homes in Invercargill ...More >>

Last Day to Claim Your Day

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:38:02 +1300 | Kay Brereton

Beneficiary advocate Kay Brereton is expecting Monday 23 November to be the last day on which people can 'claim back their day from W&I.' More >>

Beneficiaries will Miss Out

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 11:12:36 +1300 | Beneficiary Advisory Service

Hundreds of thousands of people have had their benefits paid a day late because the Ministry of Social Development has administered the law incorrectly since 3 June 1998. This ‘mistake’ was revealed in September and since then thousands have ...More >>

Govt must build more state houses

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 11:21:55 +1300 | Green Party

Govt must build more state houses to get our children off the streets The Green Party is calling on the Government to uphold its obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child * and increase the supply of state homes in ...More >>

Homelessness report a call to action – union

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 10:27:55 +1300 | FIRST Union

The Salvation Army’s recently released report into homelessness in Auckland is a call to action over the housing crisis, says FIRST Union General Secretary Robert Reid.More >>

Govt rush cheats thousands of students

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 09:42:12 +1300 | NZUSA

Media Release: New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations The national student union is encouraging students who may have been shortchanged by the way the Government implemented the Social Security Act to file today to claim back any money owed before ...More >>

Government acts under urgency to steal millions

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 09:29:00 +1300 | Kay Brereton

The government is attempting to urgently pass a bill to remove the entitlement to Millions in backpay owed to beneficiaries, after W&I has failed to follow the law since 3 June 1998, and has been granting benefits a day later than the legislation ...More >>


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