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


Support for Campaign with Focus on Kids

Support for Campaign with Focus on Kids

Tick for Kids, the campaign that challenges political parties to focus on children and their welfare, is supported by New Zealand First, says Spokesperson for Family Affairs Barbara Stewart.

“New Zealand First is committed to fighting to protect our social fabric and traditional family values. These underpin our society and are crucial to the wellbeing of Kiwi kids,” says Mrs Stewart.

“Our policies will provide economic growth that will lift the living standards of families, with a resultant flow-on effect to children.

“New Zealand needs a more diversified economy that will lead to more jobs. Increasing employment opportunities will benefit thousands of families – when Mums and Dads have a fair income their children will benefit.

“We will remove barriers so that everyone who needs assistance has easy access to social service providers so all children have a chance for a good start in life.

“We agree with the campaign’s slogan that ‘It takes a child to raise a country’, and we want a healthy upbringing and good education for all young New Zealanders,” says Mrs Stewart.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Australia Deportations: English Relaxed On Immigration Centre Conditions

Labour's Annette King: “There have been numerous reports from inside these detention centres on just how bad conditions are... If they were being held in any other foreign jail, I imagine Mr English would be somewhat concerned. More>>


Schools: Achievement-Based Funding Would Be A Disaster

The Education Minister’s speech to the PPTA Conference raising the spectre of achievement data driving a new funding system would be disastrous, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More>>

  • Video Out-Link - PPTA Annual Conference 2015 on Livestream (Q+A dicussion suggests funding would be directed to less successful schools.)

  • ALSO:

    ECE Report:

    Key In NY: Prime Minister Addresses United Nations

    Prime Minister John Key has addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York, focusing on a call for action in Syria and on other conflicts, reform of the veto process and on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. More>>.


    Gordon Campbell: On The Lack Of Accountability Over Philip Smith

    In New Zealand, accountability is an exotic creature rarely glimpsed at ministerial level, or among senior management. The flight to Rio by the paedophile /murderer Philip John Smith/Traynor is no exception. More>>


    More On Corrections

    Gordon Campbell: On Putin’s Diplomatic Coup Over Syria

    There’s a simple historical precedent for what is occurring in Syria. During WWII, the Allies joined forces with a known butcher and tyrant – Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union – in order to defeat a greater evil, Nazi Germany… More>>


    Key 'Didn't Know': Brownlee Seeks Pandas In China

    While Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee is in China pushing a taxpayer funded deal to bring two pandas to New Zealand, the country’s military look set to be hit with a pay freeze, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. More>>


    Scoop Business: GCSB Willing To Extend Cyber-Attack Programme To Local ISPs

    The Government Communications Security Bureau’s ‘Cortex’ cyber-security programme has been successful in helping identify and mitigate a series of cyber attacks since its introduction and an extension to cover local internet service providers is still on the cards... More>>


    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news