News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Plunket Welcomes New Family Commissioners


Plunket welcomes announcement of Family Commissioners

Plunket welcomes the government's announcement today of the appointment of six Family Commissioners, headed by Dr Rajen Prasad.

"The Families Commission has the potential to add considerable value to the work being done in the interests of families. The appointment of such capable commissioners will certainly help bring focus and to an area of our society that deserves priority attention.

"We believe that as the Families Commission promotes informed debate on issues affecting families they will also help to advance the needs of children," said Kaye Crowther, Plunket New Zealand President.

Plunket's Chief Executive Officer, Paul Baigent added, "The research and advocacy work of the Families Commission will help increase understanding of the challenges families face. With this understanding we hope additional support will be available and a more constructive environment will develop in the interests of creating stronger families. This can only be good for the nation's children.

"Plunket welcomes the appointments announced today and we look forward to working with the Families Commission to advance the interests of New Zealand children and their families," concluded Mr Baigent.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi.
More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

CDF Tim Keating: NZ Somme Centenary

"Our generals also knew what to expect, and they built that knowledge into their planning. Each of the four set-piece attacks was fought with a single brigade, with the expectation that the brigade would be used up. A fresh brigade would then be brought up to conduct the next set-piece..." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news