Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


The launch of the Wellington Regional Plan

5 July 2006

The launch of the Wellington Regional Plan

Associate Minister of Social Development and Employment, Luamanuvao Winnie Laban, today launched the 2006/07 Wellington Regional Plans for the Ministry of Social Development.

"The work that the Ministry of Social Development is doing in the Wellington region is making a real difference to our people and our communities," Luamanuvao Winnie Laban said.

The plans explain how the Ministry intends to continue and further extend the work being done in the regions. There are three overarching themes that help form the basis for the Regional Plans: economic transformation; national identity; and families – young and old.

"The 2006/07 Regional Plans put these themes into action. They set out how the Ministry will lead social development to create employment, build strong families and communities, and support New Zealanders of every age to achieve their potential," Luamanuvao Winnie Laban said.

"Great things are happening in the Wellington region. Work is being undertaken with local councils and other agencies to establish labour market opportunities in the region, and programmes like Industry Partnerships, Youth Transition Services, and seasonal co-ordination are all supporting the new work-focused approach that aims to get people into the right job right from the start.

"Programmes like Strategies with Kids Information for Parents and Family Start are supporting our families to be safe and strong and to look after all their members, and Working for Families is delivering financial assistance that makes it easier to work than to be on a benefit," said Luamanuvao Winne Laban.

Regional Commissioner for Social Development and Employment, Mike Bryant said that the Ministry's plan for Wellington identifies six key issues: families and communities; empowering young people; supporting sole parents; assisting more Maori and Pacific Peoples into work opportunities; building on past success with migrant populations; and working closely with clients receiving a Sickness or Invalid's benefit.

The Regional Plans draw together all the activities of all the Ministry's business units. They are a whole-of-Ministry approach and look at the work being done by Work and Income, Family and Community Services, the Ministry of Youth Development, StudyLink, Benefit Integrity, and Senior Services.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Corrections Corrected: Supreme Court Rules On Release Dates

Corrections has always followed the lawful rulings of the Court in its calculation of sentence release dates. On four previous occasions, the Court of Appeal had upheld Corrections’ practices in calculating pre-sentence detention. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news