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Manukura Award Winners Celebrated By Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry

Tue, 5 Dec 2023 14:29:03 +1300 | Hutt City Council

Seven high school students from around Te Awa Kairangi ki Tai Lower Hutt received the Manukura Award from Mayor Campbell Barry. The Manukura Award recognises and celebrates outstanding voluntary service in the community from high school students. Mayor Barry ...More >>

Independent Human Rights Report Highlights Ways To Improve Online Safety Code

Tue, 5 Dec 2023 13:07:47 +1300 | Human Rights Commission

Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission today released an independent report which explains how to improve the Code of Practice that Meta, Google, Tiktok, Twitch and X have developed to guide their management of online harm in Aotearoa New Zealand. ...More >>

UN Global Climate Action Awards Ceremony Celebrates Youth-Led Climate Solutions

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 18:11:45 +1300 | UNFCCC

UN Climate Change News, 4 December 2023 – Two young people will be celebrated as winners of the UN Global Climate Action Awards during the UN Climate Change Conference COP28 in Dubai later this week. Michelle Zárate Palomec of Mexico and Sebastian ...More >>

Ted Manson Foundation Expands Family Violence Prevention Program

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 15:36:44 +1300 | Ted Manson Foundation

South Auckland is the epicenter of family and sexual violence in New Zealand with police attending to a family and sexual violence incidence every 4 minutes. The Ted Manson Foundation has been funding a successful family violence prevention program ...More >>

Secondary Teachers Question Rationale For Changes To Relationship Education Guidelines

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 14:01:59 +1300 | PPTA

Secondary teachers are mystified by the reasons given by the Prime Minister for the need to remove the relationship and sexuality education guidelines, says Chris Abercrombie, PPTA Te Wehengarua acting president. “When asked by the media early ...More >>

“Our Rangatahi Deserve Better…” For Once Learning Life Skills Can Be Fun

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 10:14:20 +1300 | Life101

Life101 Launchpad is a newly launched interactive online course that promises to teach rangatahi fundamental life skills by focusing on the ‘why’, not just the how. "Through Life101, we’ve delivered life skills programmes to around 12,000 ...More >>

Save The Children Says Failure To Extend Pause Is A Death Sentence For Children As Bombardment Of Gaza Resumes

Sat, 2 Dec 2023 15:01:09 +1300 | Save The Children

The failure to extend the military pause is a death sentence for children in Gaza, with children already reported injured following return to fighting, said Save the Children. Following two extensions of the pause which led to the release of 110 hostages ...More >>

Court Increases NZME Fine To $195,000 In Puzzle Toy Prosecution

Fri, 1 Dec 2023 09:23:32 +1300 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has successfully argued the original fine imposed on NZME Advisory Limited (NZME) was “manifestly inadequate” and did not appropriately reflect the presence of harm – with the High Court increasing the penalty to $195,000, ...More >>

The Government Must Urgently Reconsider The Proposed Changes To The Oranga Tamariki Act Section 7AA

Fri, 1 Dec 2023 08:46:22 +1300 | E Tipu e Rea Whanau

E Tipu e Rea Whānau Services are deeply concerned at the new Government's plan to scrap Section 7AA of the Oranga Tamariki Act. As an organisation that works with teenage parents and their tamariki who have a history of state intervention, we know ...More >>

‘Don’t Say Gay’ – US Bigotry Making Its Way Into New Zealand Schools

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 10:05:08 +1300 | ALRANZ

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa condemns the Luxon government’s plan to remove relationship and sexuality education (RSE) from school curricula. In striking out RSE, the government ignores decades of evidence-based research carried out in Aotearoa ...More >>

$6 Million Boost From Government To I Am Hope: Enhancing Youth Mental Health Care In New Zealand

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 14:27:52 +1300 | I am Hope

In a significant development, the New Zealand government has pledged $6 million to New Zealand’s leading youth mental health charity I Am Hope. This investment is a major step in reinforcing the coalition government’s commitment to improving ...More >>

BBBSNZ Seeks Former Mentees To Share Inspiring Stories Of Success And Connection After 25 Years In Aotearoa

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 16:44:06 +1300 | BBBSNZ

Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand, a leading mentoring organisation for the last 25 years, dedicated to igniting youth potential through mentorship, is on a quest to reconnect with former mentees who participated in the programme. As part ...More >>

VOYCE Whakarongo-mai: New Government Must Uphold Parental Responsibility To Children In Care.

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 10:26:54 +1300 | VOYCE Whakarongo Mai

VOYCE - Whakarongo-Mai welcomes the new Government and looks forward to working with them to ensure that all tamariki and rangatahi live with love and mana. Tamariki in care are some of our most structurally marginalized children. VOYCE would like ...More >>

On The New Government’s Policies Of Yesteryear

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 10:06:54 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

This column expands on a Werewolf column published by Scoop on Friday Routinely, Winston Peters is described as the kingmaker who gets to decide when the centre right or the centre-left has a turn at running this country. He also plays a less heralded ...More >>

Gisborne Student Receives Fred Hollows NZ Humanity Award

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 10:44:40 +1300 | Fred Hollows Foundation

<img src="" width="720" height="540"> Harry Newman from Motu School in the Gisborne region was recognised for his passion and environmental action at ...More >>

Shine And Google Aim To Connect Kiwis With Domestic Violence Support More Quickly

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 09:43:34 +1300 | Shine

Friday 24 Nov: Just ahead of domestic violence awareness White Ribbon Day (Nov 25), Shine , a leading specialist family violence prevention service has revealed that calls to their helpline increased over 60% in October when compared to previous months. ...More >>

Early Childhood Education Gets Shafted Again

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 11:34:21 +1300 | Early Childhood New Zealand

With a National-led government emphasising the importance of reading, writing and arithmetic, including a commitment from our incoming Prime Minister to “educate our children so that they can grow up to live the lives they dream of”. Surely ...More >>

At Least 5 Million Children At The Brink In Darfur As Unchecked Conflict Worsens

Tue, 21 Nov 2023 16:27:49 +1300 | UNICEF Aotearoa NZ

In the last seven months of fighting in Sudan, reported cases of children killed and injured in Darfur spiked 550 per cent when compared to all of 2022. NEW YORK, 20 November 2023 – The escalating humanitarian crisis in Sudan over the last seven ...More >>

Movin’March Coming Wheely Soon To A School Near You!

Tue, 21 Nov 2023 11:50:08 +1300 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Registrations are now open for the fifteenth edition of Movin’March, Greater Wellington’s annual initiative encouraging students to walk or wheel their way to and from school. From sensational sneakers to decked-out scooters, thousands of students in years ...More >>

Taranaki's Youth Unleash Creativity For Earth's Future At Puke Ariki Museum

Tue, 21 Nov 2023 10:57:50 +1300 | New Plymouth District Council

Work by rangatahi (youth) from around Taranaki maunga are taking centre stage at NPDC’s Puke Ariki Museum’s new exhibition, Mā wai kē atu . <img src="" width="720" height="480"> Work by Taranaki youth guided ...More >>


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