Parliament

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

 

Further funding for communities to combat bullying

Hon Tariana Turia
Associate Minister for Social Development

Tuesday 20 August 2013

Media Release

Further funding for communities to combat bullying

The Government has committed funding for a further 19 community projects aimed at reducing bullying amongst young people under a second round of the Te Punanga Haumaru fund, announced Associate Social Development Minister Tariana Turia today.

Te Punanga Haumaru was established in 2012 to provide funding for communities to build community ownership and a commitment to reducing bullying of children and young people by changing attitudes and behaviours and encouraging positive social behaviour. A panel of young people with experience in this area met over two days to consider the 72 applications received.

“The panel were asked to look carefully for evidence of youth involvement, and community-wide support. This time there was also a specific focus on intermediate age and younger, given many projects previously funded focus on teenagers and their families,” said Mrs Turia.

“Twelve of the selected projects target Year 8 and under. This is an important group to focus on, as bullying can start from a very early age and is often entrenched by secondary school,” says Mrs Turia.

“We were looking for fresh ideas and innovative approaches that take a positive non-punitive approach. The projects chosen are diverse – and all show evidence of genuine community commitment, willingness to collaborate and recognition of bullying as a serious issue for children and young people.”

“It is encouraging that the 19 community initiatives funded under Te Punanga Haumaru are once again spread around New Zealand, amongst urban and rural communities from Auckland to Invercargill. It shows the widespread passion all over this country for building strong families and communities where our kids can thrive.”

The addition of 19 new projects brings the total number of projects funded to 82. The fund is on-going and the opening date for the next round will be confirmed later in 2013.

A full list of projects can be viewed at:
http://www.familyservices.govt.nz/working-with-us/programmes-services/early-intervention/te-punanga-haumaru/successful-applicants/tph-grants-round-two.html

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On National’s Weekend Of Doing Wheelies, Going Nowhere

Evidently, a year is not a long time in politics. The National Party for example, has just chosen to end this year much as it began it: riven by factions, leaking like a sieve, saddled with a party leader unlikely to lead them into election 2023, and having just chosen to re-install Peter Goodfellow as party president, despite his reluctance to take any responsibility for the party’s dismal election performance.
In other words, National appears determined not to learn from his past mistakes... More>>

 

National: Leader’s Speech At Annual General Meeting

Good morning delegates. It’s an absolute privilege to be speaking as your leader. I’d like to acknowledge the party president, regional chairs, board members, National Party staff, our MPs, our candidates, and most importantly, you – the delegates, ... More>>

ALSO:

RNZ: NZ May Become 'Florida Of South Pacific' Without Young Tourists - YHA

The country may attract only the 'old rich set' and risks becoming known as 'boring and staid' if it targets wealthy visitors, the Youth Hostels Association says. More>>

ALSO:

Government: Agreement Advanced To Purchase Up To 5 Million COVID-19 Vaccines

Hon Megan Woods Minister of Research, Science and Innovation The Government has confirmed an in-principle agreement to purchase up to 5 million COVID-19 vaccines – enough for 5 million people – from Janssen Pharmaceutica, ... More>>

ALSO:


Green Party: Announce Portfolio Reshuffle With Talented And Energised Caucus Team

“The Green Party caucus offers a breadth of talent and energy to the Parliament this term. In ten MPs you have a small business owner, a human rights lawyer, an academic, a climate negotiator, a transport planner, and so much more”, Green Party ... More>>

ALSO:

APEC: New Zealand Ready To Host Virtually

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took over the leadership of APEC earlier today, when she joined leaders from the 21 APEC economies virtually for the forum’s final 2020 meeting. “We look forward to hosting a fully virtual APEC 2021 next year. While ... More>>

ALSO:

Oranga Tamariki Report: Government Must Transfer Power To Māori - Children's Commissioner

The Children's Commissioner is calling for an urgent and significant transformation of Oranga Tamariki - and is telling the government to commit to a transfer of power to Māori. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels