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Rangatahi Māori Launch Generation Kāinga Research Programme

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 16:12:24 +1300 | Purangakura

Rangatahi Māori launch Generation Kāinga research programme Pūrangakura is excited to announce new partnerships with rangatahi Māori organistations to launch a research programme called ‘Generation Kāinga: Rangatahi Building a Regenerative and Resilient ...More >>

NZCTU Presents Briefing For The Incoming Government

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 09:20:02 +1300 | NZCTU

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions has today provided its briefing for the incoming government. NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff said since 2017, the country has made significant progress on a range of economic and social issues.  ...More >>

New Zealand’s Most In Need Citizens Missing Out On Government Services

Wed, 22 Nov 2023 09:31:05 +1300 | TechnologyOne

Empathetic service design key to engaging least financially stable individuals, finds largest ever study More >>

Warning For Next Government Of Hunger And Health Problems Plaguing Kiwi Children

Wed, 15 Nov 2023 09:54:16 +1300 | Child Poverty Action Group

Six groups working at the front line of child poverty say the next government needs to show it is serious about tackling the issue by meeting with them as soon as possible and making it a top priority. Prime Minister-elect Christopher Luxon has committed ...More >>

Latest Defence Accommodation Rent Increases Unfortunate According To RSA

Thu, 2 Nov 2023 10:17:45 +1300 | Returned Services Association

The RSA believes Wednesday’s announcement from the New Zealand Defence Force that they are increasing rental charges for Defence Housing and Barracks by 17%, is a further erosion of conditions of service for those who serve. The increased changes ...More >>

UNICEF Aotearoa calls on negotiating parties to prioritise critical action for children in first 100 days of new Govt

Fri, 20 Oct 2023 06:02:29 +1300 | UNICEF Aotearoa NZ

As the National Party negotiates to form a government following the general election, UNICEF Aotearoa is calling on parties to prioritise critical action for children in the policy commitments made in the first 100 days of Parliament. Moving children ...More >>

Global Survey Reveals Public Believes Conflict Is The Main Cause Of Hunger

Fri, 20 Oct 2023 05:57:27 +1300 | World Vision

A new global survey for World Vision reveals that nearly half of people believe conflict is the driving force behind hunger. The Ipsos research comes as violence escalates in the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel; the war in Ukraine rolls ...More >>

If National Wins, Children In Poverty Will Lose

Wed, 11 Oct 2023 10:32:17 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Christopher Luxon’s failure to answer questions about whether those who receive benefits will be worse off under his policies off while landlords are set to gain millions, is because he knows it’s true, Labour Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson ...More >>

Families Need Greater Support This Election

Sun, 8 Oct 2023 14:42:44 +1300 | Save The Children

Save the Children is concerned children and their families on the lowest incomes are at risk of being left behind this election year if politicians don’t commit to five priority asks for tamariki. Less than a week out from New Zealand’s official ...More >>

Labour Has No Record To Run On In Child Poverty

Wed, 4 Oct 2023 12:07:42 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

Labour’s failure to move people off welfare and into work is the biggest roadblock to lifting more children out of poverty, National’s Child Poverty Reduction spokesperson Louise Upston says. “Labour’s claims today that National’s tax plan will put ...More >>

Christopher Luxon Will Put More Kids In Poverty

Wed, 4 Oct 2023 10:30:10 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Party is challenging Christopher Luxon to set out how National will achieve legally set child poverty reduction targets, given his cuts to benefits will see someone looking for a job who has children $50 a week worse off. “It’s an absolute ...More >>

Emergency resettlement plan needed in light of Afghans’ difficult experience in NZ

Mon, 2 Oct 2023 06:57:51 +1300 | World Vision New Zealand

A new report reveals the challenges experienced by Afghan nationals who sought refuge in Aotearoa New Zealand in 2021, with many spending months in cramped hotel rooms, and at times struggling to access mental health support, employment, and education. ...More >>

A Tribute To Distinguished Professor Richie Poulton

Sun, 1 Oct 2023 14:41:49 +1300 | University of Auckland

By Sir Peter Gluckman I have lost a close friend and collaborator, and New Zealand has lost an intellectual giant with the passing of Distinguished Professor Richie Poulton. Richie did so much to advance our understanding of human development and ...More >>

ITUC backs key social protection campaign

Sat, 30 Sep 2023 06:06:23 +1300 | ITUC

The ITUC is backing the campaign ‘Social Security For All’, launching 4 October, to build pressure ahead of the annual meetings of the International Financial Institutions (IFIs). Social protection is one of the six key demands of the New Social Contract ...More >>

Labour Will Continue To Back Kiwis When The Going Gets Tough

Fri, 29 Sep 2023 11:16:35 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s Social Development Plan will build on the social welfare safety net, rather than strip it back. “Our plan will continue to lift children out of poverty, increase incomes, and ensure hard working Kiwis are supported into employment, education ...More >>

Politics Of Benefit Sanctions Cruel And Dishonest

Wed, 27 Sep 2023 12:27:00 +1300 | Kay Brereton

Benefit advocate and Welfare Expert Advisory Group member Kay Brereton is calling for some basic facts and empathy from political parties looking to fish for votes with beneficiary bashing. Brereton says the call to put sanctions on people on benefits ...More >>

Green Party Will End Child Poverty

Tue, 26 Sep 2023 20:20:43 +1300 | Green Party

The Green Party will double the Best Start payment and make it available for every child under three years of age - and it will be paid for with a fair tax system. “Parents all over the country are being forced to cut back on food to pay the bills. ...More >>

Inflation And Crime Remain The Key Concerns For New Zealanders

Wed, 20 Sep 2023 06:59:30 +1200 | Ipsos

The Government’s performance rating has continued to significantly decrease, reaching the lowest score since surveying began in 2018. Wellington, 19 September 2023 – In 2018, Ipsos New Zealand started tracking the key issues facing New Zealand. In ...More >>

AFRA: Politicians’ Deaf Ears Put Community Food Organisations At Risk

Tue, 19 Sep 2023 09:19:40 +1200 | Aotearoa Food Rescue Alliance

Amid a cost of living crisis, while almost one in five Kiwi kids regularly go hungry, political parties aren’t prioritising feeding their communities. More >>

Presbyterian Support NZ Encourages Staff To Promote Tick For Kids Scorecards

Tue, 19 Sep 2023 08:59:23 +1200 | Presbyterian Support

Presbyterian Support NZ is encouraging all its regional Family Works Managers and Communications teams to promote the Tick for Kids Scorecards . “Staff and volunteers can share these child-friendly resources with the children and young people they ...More >>


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