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Kāpiti Run For Youth Is Getting Ready To Deliver A Fun Walk Or Run On Sunday 17 March

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:58:05 +1300 | Kapiti Run for Youth

The Web Genius Kāpiti Run for Youth is on-track to deliver a super fun event on the beautiful Kāpiti coastline, Sunday 17th March 2024. At this point we have more than 230 people registered to participate as an individual or group to raise funds ...More >>

Starship Launches Culturally Responsive Team, Ringa Atawhai, To Help Transform Healthcare Experiences

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 19:34:22 +1300 | Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand

Starship launches culturally responsive team, Ringa Atawhai, to help transform healthcare experiences of mokopuna and whānau In a first for Starship, the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) will be home to a dedicated culturally responsive multi-disciplinary ...More >>

Child Cancer Foundation Urges Kiwis To Donate To Their Street Appeal

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 19:14:51 +1300 | Child Cancer Foundation

On Friday 8 and Saturday 9 March, Child Cancer Foundation’s volunteers will be taking to the streets across Aotearoa to raise vital funds to support tamariki with cancer and their families. “Every week this year, three Kiwi families will be told ...More >>

Targeted Support For Young People

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 15:12:59 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Recently allocated Ministry of Youth Development funding will support more than 6700 young people to receive targeted youth development support to remain in education or transition to further training or employment and improve their wellbeing, Youth ...More >>

UKRAINE: 42 Civilian Casualties Every Day In Two Years Of War

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 16:01:33 +1300 | Save The Children

Two years since the escalation of war in Ukraine, more than 10,500 civilians have been killed, including 587 children, and nearly 20,000 injured [1], as constant bombardments, mines, and drone attacks have left a generation traumatised, displaced and fearful ...More >>

Statistics New Zealand Reports Concerning Increase In Child Poverty Rates For 2023

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 20:04:53 +1300 | Barnardos

Statistics New Zealand's latest report on child poverty in Aotearoa paints a concerning picture of growing hardship for tamariki nationwide. The figures for the financial year ending June 2023, demonstrate a “statistically significant increase” in ...More >>

Chief Ombudsman Calls For Changes To Oranga Tamariki 'On Scale Rarely Required’

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 19:28:24 +1300 | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is calling on the Government to make changes to Oranga Tamariki on a scale rarely required of a government agency. "I am making this call because I regret to say I cannot yet provide reassurance that Oranga Tamariki’s ...More >>

Hurunui Welcomes New Youth Councillors

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 14:30:39 +1300 | Hurunui District Council

It’s shaping to be a stellar year for Hurunui’s young people, with the district’s newly selected youth leaders starting 2024 on full throttle. William Munsey was elected Chair and Millie Jane McIlraith Deputy Chair at this year’s first meeting of the ...More >>

Child Poverty Worsens; Retiree Liz Greive Urges Other Pensioners With High Incomes To Help.

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 13:58:57 +1300 | Share My Super

“The statistics released today show child poverty has worsened still further in New Zealand. The life and opportunities these children have are not what we, or even our children had. We must do better by them, which in turn, does better for the whole ...More >>

CPAG: PM Luxon On Track To Break Election Promise On Child Poverty

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 12:39:41 +1300 | Child Poverty Action Group

Latest child poverty statistics that show an extra 23,400 children are living in material hardship are a stark warning for New Zealand with progress made in recent years now going backwards, according to the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). Around ...More >>

Children With Intellectual Disability 7 Times More Likely To Be Uplifted

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 12:32:11 +1300 | IHC

IHC New Zealand echoes the Chief Ombudsman’s call for the Government to make changes to Oranga Tamaraki so that our most vulnerable children are protected. This follows a report released yesterday by Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier investigating a number ...More >>

Child Poverty Data Shows Govt Must Take Action

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 12:11:08 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff is calling on the Government to take action on poverty and the cost of living, in response to new data released today showing an increase in child poverty rates. The number of children living in poverty increased ...More >>

‘Deeply Concerned’ – KidsCan Says Worsening Child Poverty Shows Urgent Government Action Needed

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 11:43:35 +1300 | KidsCan

The latest child poverty statistics – showing 36,000 more children living below the poverty line – are hugely concerning, but not surprising, KidsCan says. The figures mirror the demand the charity is facing, with more than 200 schools and early ...More >>

Thousands More Children Living In Poverty, With Even More At Risk Under New Government Initiatives: UNICEF

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 11:34:54 +1300 | UNICEF NZ

Child poverty statistics out today show a marked increase in the number of children in Aotearoa living in poverty over the previous year, with UNICEF concerned recent and proposed changes to welfare payments could plunge even more children into poverty. ...More >>

Save The Children: "Liveable Incomes Crucial To Children’s Wellbeing Now And Their Futures"

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 11:24:31 +1300 | Save The Children

Save the Children is calling on the Government to commit to investing in policies to lift more children and whānau out of poverty following the release of today’s latest child poverty statistics shows significantly more children experiencing material ...More >>

We Must Urgently Reduce Poverty So Children Can Thrive

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 10:38:04 +1300 | Mana Mokopuna

The latest official child poverty statistics show that concerted and urgent action is needed to reduce poverty affecting families, says Chief Children’s Commissioner Dr Claire Achmad. Child Poverty Statistics for the year ending June 2023 released ...More >>

One For The Kids: Ironkidz Runs Into Taupō

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 14:55:52 +1300 | Great Lake Taupo

Being active is an important part of being a kid and Ironkidz is one of the many ways for local tamariki to do so . Hundreds of children will take part in the Wairakei Estate Ironkidz event this Sunday by running, cycling and swimming along the Taupō ...More >>

Apology To The Survivors Of Lake Alice

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 12:25:16 +1300 | Royal Australian and NZ College of Psychiatrists

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists offers our deepest apology to the survivors, their whānau, and all those impacted by the abuses perpetrated at Lake Alice Child and Adolescent Unit by Dr Selwyn Leeks and staff. It is a shameful ...More >>

Two Upgraded Play Areas Ready To Push Play In The City

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 10:07:04 +1300 | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council is pleased to announce the opening of two upgraded play areas in Pōneke next week – the exciting new playspace at Frank Kitts Park, and the refreshed site at Botanic Garden ki Paekākā. Botanic Garden Playground <img ...More >>

Kick Back: Youth Organizations Fears Sanctions Will Increase Risks For Homeless Youth

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 09:05:22 +1300 | Kick Back

Youth Development Organisation, Kick Back, is concerned that the Government's approach to young people in need of financial support will increase hardship for young people and result in greater risks for those experiencing homelessness. "We are particularly ...More >>


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