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GP letter more evidence of failure in mental health

By   10 hours ago

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: GP letter more evidence of failure in mental health   A letter of complaint by medical practitioners to the Ministry of Health and Capital and Coast District Health Board underlines how badly patients are being let down by mental health services in Wellington, says Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern.  […]

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New ads underline clear choice for voters

By   11 hours ago

Source: National Party – Headline: New ads underline clear choice for voters New Zealanders looking for a strong government that can get on with the job should give their Party Vote to National, Campaign Chairman Steven Joyce says. “Our new broadcast ads released today underline the very clear choice voters have in this election between […]

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Anti-Māori Hate Groups

By   13 hours ago

Source: Mana Movement – Headline: Anti-Māori Hate Groups HOBSON’S LEGACY IS NOT HOBSON’S PLEDGE Press Statement Mon 18 Sept 2017 “Hobson’s Pledge is an-anti Māori hate group with a fixation on white supremacy” said MANA leader Hone Harawira “and they have NO place in Aotearoa society” “I’ve stood aside to see whether another Māori leader […]

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Tax cuts when kids go hungry shows National’s lack of moral compass

By   15 hours ago

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: Tax cuts when kids go hungry shows National’s lack of moral compass National’s campaign of tax cuts that give $400 million to the top 10 per cent of earners, at a time when 120 Kiwi kids every year are being hospitalised for malnutrition, shows they have lost their […]

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Freight being shifted off planes as fuel crisis worsens

By   15 hours ago

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: Freight being shifted off planes as fuel crisis worsens Export freight is being shifted off flights because of the Government’s failure to manage the risk of disruption to jet fuel supplies, says Labour’s Economic Development spokesperson Stuart Nash. “It has been revealed to Labour that non-perishable export freight […]

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Apologise now Jonathan

By   15 hours ago

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: Apologise now Jonathan Health Minister Jonathan Coleman must apologise for his part in a $2.3 billion shortfall that has contributed to delays in cancer diagnosis and treatment, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark. “All the Minister could say in an interview this morning is that ‘funding might have […]

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Auckland Airport: Is Foreign-Owned First Gas The Issue?

By   16 hours ago

Source: New Zealand First – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Auckland Airport: Is Foreign-Owned First Gas The Issue? New Zealand First is asking if the debacle affecting Auckland Airport is a product of underinvestment by the pipelines’ overseas owned maintainer, First Gas Limited. “Aside from a solitary digger exposing the frailties of basic infrastructure, does First Gas […]

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National committed to growth for New Zealanders

By   16 hours ago

Source: National Party – Headline: National committed to growth for New Zealanders New Zealanders have a clear choice this election between two very different economic directions for New Zealand – National’s plan to grow jobs and incomes and ensure families continue to get ahead, and Labour’s agenda that would take us backwards. “National is ambitious […]

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    UPDATE car in water at Westhaven Marina – Auckland

    By   5 hours ago

    MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Police – Press Release/Statement: Headline: UPDATE car in water at Westhaven Marina – Auckland Tuesday, 19 September 2017 – 10:30pm Police and emergency services have been involved in a rescue attempt of a vehicle that went into Auckland Harbour tonight around 7.21pm. The car has been pulled out of […]

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    UPDATE car in water at Westhaven Marina – Auckland – rnzngin Fifth Estate

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    MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Police – Release/Statement Headline: UPDATE car in water at Westhaven Marina – Auckland – rnzngin Fifth Estate Source: New Zealand Police – Press Release/Statement: Headline: UPDATE car in water at Westhaven Marina – Auckland Tuesday, 19 September 2017 – 10:30pm Police and emergency services have been involved in a […]

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    Auckland Transport Alignment Project

    By   6 hours ago

    MIL OSI – Source: Ministry of Transport – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Auckland Transport Alignment Project The Auckland Transport Alignment Project final report set out a clear direction for the development of Auckland’s transport system over the next 30 years. Since completion last year an updated report has been produced which takes into account the latest population […]

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    Rescue attempt after car goes into water at Westhaven, Auckland

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    MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Police – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Rescue attempt after car goes into water at Westhaven, Auckland Tuesday, 19 September 2017 – 9:40pm Emergency services have this evening been involved in a rescue attempt after a car went into Auckland Harbour, at Westhaven Drive. It was reported that one person was […]

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    Rescue attempt after car goes into water at Westhaven, Auckland – rnzngin Fifth Estate

    By   7 hours ago

    MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Police – Release/Statement Headline: Rescue attempt after car goes into water at Westhaven, Auckland – rnzngin Fifth Estate Source: New Zealand Police – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Rescue attempt after car goes into water at Westhaven, Auckland Tuesday, 19 September 2017 – 9:40pm Emergency services have this evening been involved […]

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    Women’s Suffrage Day an opportunity to reflect on gender diversity in the legal profession

    By   8 hours ago

    MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Law Society – Press Release/Statement Headline: Women’s Suffrage Day an opportunity to reflect on gender diversity in the legal profession The legal profession is being encouraged to acknowledge Women’s Suffrage Day as an ideal time to review and reflect on gender diversity and inclusion in the work place. Today […]

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    Vanuatu’s PM aims at UN over ‘sensitive’ West Papua issue

    By   8 hours ago

    MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Prime Minister Charlot Salwai … “Vanuatu continues to commit to spearheading the West Papua cause”. Image: Vanuatu Daily Post By Jonas Cullwick in Port Vila Vanuatu’s Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, says some South Pacific leaders at this month’s Forum in Samoa backed off making a decision about […]

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    NZDF to Host International Military Exercise

    By   8 hours ago

    MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: NZDF to Host International Military Exercise Action from Exercise Southern Katipo 15. 18 September 2017 More than 2,000 military personnel from New Zealand and 13 other countries will descend on the top of the South Island at the start of October for an international […]

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      Airways Tackles Fuel Shortage with Increased Conservation Measures

      By   18 hours ago

      MIL OSI – Source: Airways New Zealand Headline: Airways Tackles Fuel Shortage with Increased Conservation Measures New Zealand’s air traffic control provider is implementing fuel conservation measures to help alleviate the impact of the Auckland aviation fuel shortage. It expects up to 10 days of disruption to passengers while Airways enforces stricter air traffic sequencing […]

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      Major parties’ views on exercise and fitness

      By   19 hours ago

      MIL OSI – Source: MakeLemonade.nz Christchurch – ExerciseNZ has asked the major political parties for their stance on health-related fitness in the run up to Saturday’s national election, so Kiwis are better educated about exercise. Chief executive Richard Beddie says the two parties – National and Labour – have offered interesting and often conflicting answers. […]

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      Final leg of NZ marine mural pollution mural tour

      By   2 days ago

      MIL OSI – Source: MakeLemonade.nz Wellington – Queenstown artist Tess Sheerin has almost completed the final leg of her five-city giant mural of New Zealand to highlight marine pollution. Her New Zealand’s Worth Loving pollution awareness mural tour ends in Wellington with her giant mural, the Doubtful Dolphin on Cumberland House, Willis St, Te Aro. […]

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      Kiwi Small Business Award Results

      By   5 days ago

      MIL OSI – Source: Press Release Service – New Zealand – PR.co.nz – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Kiwi Small Business Award Results (PR.co.nz) For the past decade, The David Awards have been recognising the unsung heroes in home and small businesses throughout New Zealand – the Kiwi Davids taking on the Goliaths of the New Zealand […]

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      Helping small businesses manage health and safety risks – one shop at a time – rnzngin Fifth Estate

      By   5 days ago

      MIL OSI – Source: WorkSafe New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Helping small businesses manage health and safety risks – one shop at a time WorkSafe has just launched two new businesses to its highly-successful ‘Around the Block’ tool – a free online tool which has been developed to help small and medium sized Kiwi […]

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      Manuka joins the battle to protect waterways: Plant & Food Research

      By   5 days ago

      MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Manuka joins the battle to protect waterways: Plant & Food Research 15 September 2017 New research indicates planting mānuka could reduce the impacts of farming on waterways, as well giving farmers an additional income stream. In addition to the fertiliser applied to support […]

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      Final report on review of Fonterra’s 2016/17 base milk price calculation

      By   5 days ago

      MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Final report on review of Fonterra’s 2016/17 base milk price calculation Final report on review of Fonterra’s 2016/17 base milk price calculation 15 September 2017 The Commerce Commission has today released its final report on Fonterra’s base milk price calculation for the 2016/17 dairy season.  In […]

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      Free Your Run With Jaybird RUN True Wireless Headphones

      By   5 days ago

      MIL OSI – Source: Logitech – Release/Statement Headline: Free Your Run With Jaybird RUN True Wireless Headphones SALT LAKE CITY & LAUSANNE, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sport headphone pioneer Jaybird announced today the Jaybird RUN True Wireless Sport Headphones, offering a radically freeing experience to runners. Designed from insights gained from top runners around the world, Jaybird RUN […]

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        Five hundred households trapping pests in Porirua

        By   12 hours ago

        MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Five hundred households trapping pests in Porirua Date:  25 July 2017 Local boy Jonny Sutherland (6) with a trap box in his gardenImage: Dave Sutherland ©  Titahi Bay joins five other Porirua suburbs which have converted over five hundred residents to rat-killers over the past year, […]

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        Jumbo Hut closed until further notice

        By   13 hours ago

        MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Jumbo Hut closed until further notice Date:  21 July 2017 Acting DOC Operations Manager Briggs Pilkington said an engineering report in July identified that Jumbo Hut may be unsafe in extreme wind and heavy snow events. “Safety of users is DOC’s highest priority for managing structures […]

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        Bad weather and broody birds postpone takahē translocation

        By   13 hours ago

        MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Bad weather and broody birds postpone takahē translocation In a significant step for the Takahē Recovery Programme, 23 takahē were due to arrive at their new home at Gouland Downs on the Heaphy Track in Kahurangi National Park this month, followed by another seven in […]

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        Help keep Abel Tasman National Park islands predator-free

        By   13 hours ago

        MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Help keep Abel Tasman National Park islands predator-free DOC aims to keep the islands free from pests including rats and mice in order to create a safe haven for native species living there. The call for public help comes after this week’s completion of an […]

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        Not too late to become a Habitat Hero

        By   13 hours ago

        MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Not too late to become a Habitat Hero Date:  25 August 2017 DOC’s national competition, now in its third year, asks students to investigate the health of their local environment and come up with ideas about how they could make it better. DOC’s Outreach and Education […]

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        Hazard on Red Crater, Tongariro Alpine Crossing

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        MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Hazard on Red Crater, Tongariro Alpine Crossing Date:  25 August 2017 A cornice (an undercut ledge) has developed on Red Crater which poses an immediate hazard to hikers if they don’t recognise the danger it represents. If hikers walk onto the cornice it could collapse under […]

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        Appointment of positions to Guardians of lakes Manapouri, Monowai and Te Anau

        By   13 hours ago

        MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Appointment of positions to Guardians of lakes Manapouri, Monowai and Te Anau Date:  25 August 2017 There have been three new appointments and one re-appointment. “I am pleased to advise of the re-appointment of Darryl Sycamore to the Guardians of Lakes Manapouri, Monowai and Te Anau”, Ms. […]

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        Drivers urged to slow down for kea

        By   13 hours ago

        MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Drivers urged to slow down for kea Two kea were struck by vehicles on State Highway 73 in the South Island yesterday. The birds were hit, one of them by a truck, near Viaduct Lookout or Deaths Corner just to the west of Arthur’s Pass. […]

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          GP letter more evidence of failure in mental health

          By   10 hours ago

          Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: GP letter more evidence of failure in mental health   A letter of complaint by medical practitioners to the Ministry of Health and Capital and Coast District Health Board underlines how badly patients are being let down by mental health services in Wellington, says Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern.  […]

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          Tax cuts when kids go hungry shows National’s lack of moral compass

          By   15 hours ago

          Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: Tax cuts when kids go hungry shows National’s lack of moral compass National’s campaign of tax cuts that give $400 million to the top 10 per cent of earners, at a time when 120 Kiwi kids every year are being hospitalised for malnutrition, shows they have lost their […]

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          Freight being shifted off planes as fuel crisis worsens

          By   15 hours ago

          Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: Freight being shifted off planes as fuel crisis worsens Export freight is being shifted off flights because of the Government’s failure to manage the risk of disruption to jet fuel supplies, says Labour’s Economic Development spokesperson Stuart Nash. “It has been revealed to Labour that non-perishable export freight […]

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          Apologise now Jonathan

          By   15 hours ago

          Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: Apologise now Jonathan Health Minister Jonathan Coleman must apologise for his part in a $2.3 billion shortfall that has contributed to delays in cancer diagnosis and treatment, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark. “All the Minister could say in an interview this morning is that ‘funding might have […]

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          Auckland Airport: Is Foreign-Owned First Gas The Issue?

          By   16 hours ago

          Source: New Zealand First – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Auckland Airport: Is Foreign-Owned First Gas The Issue? New Zealand First is asking if the debacle affecting Auckland Airport is a product of underinvestment by the pipelines’ overseas owned maintainer, First Gas Limited. “Aside from a solitary digger exposing the frailties of basic infrastructure, does First Gas […]

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          National’s health report card shows need for new plan

          By   16 hours ago

          Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: National’s health report card shows need for new plan From increased GP fees, to kids getting sick from cold homes, to denial of important surgeries, National’s underfunding of health has hurt Kiwi families, says Leader of the Opposition Jacinda Ardern.   “It’s time to invest in the health […]

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          Love New Zealand: Fiscal Plan speech by James Shaw – 18 September 2017

          By   17 hours ago

          Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Love New Zealand: Fiscal Plan speech by James Shaw – 18 September 2017 James presented the Green Party’s fiscal plan for the 2017 election on 18 September 2017 at Biz Dojo, Wellington. Tena koutou katoa. Thank you so much for joining us here today, online or in the room. I am […]

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          Eye clinic wait downright dangerous

          By   18 hours ago

          Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: Eye clinic wait downright dangerous The fact that 9,500 Kiwis are waiting one and a half times longer than they should to get follow-up eye appointments is unacceptable and dangerous, says Labour’s Health Spokesperson David Clark. “These people are entitled to the reassurance that if they have serious […]

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            Telephone Outage

            By   12 hours ago

            MIL OSI – Source: Whangarei District Council – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Telephone Outage This page contains information about a temporary outage of the Council’s telephone systems on Thursday 21 September 2017.  Updated:19/09/2017 3:17 p.m. ​ Planned maintenance on our Telephony systems will take place from 5:00pm until 9:00pm on Thursday 21 September 2017 (New Zealand time). You may experience […]

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            Telephone Outage – Whangarei District Council

            By   13 hours ago

            MIL OSI – Source: Whangarei District Council – Release/Statement Headline: Telephone Outage – Whangarei District Council This page contains information about a temporary outage of the Council’s telephone systems on Thursday 21 September 2017.  Updated: 19/09/2017 3:17 p.m. ​ Planned maintenance on our Telephony systems will take place from 5:00pm until 9:00pm on Thursday 21 September 2017 (New Zealand […]

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            Years of dedication to CDEM recognised

            By   14 hours ago

            MIL OSI – Source: Bay Of Plenty Regional Council – Press Release/Statement Headline: Years of dedication to CDEM recognised Tuesday, 19 September 2017 12:00 a.m. Nineteen of the region’s Civil Defence and Emergency Management responders and staff were recognised on Friday. Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management Director Sarah Stuart-Black presented the recipients with […]

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            Peer support training for youth leaders

            By   1 day ago

            MIL OSI – Source: Far North District Council – Release/Statement Headline: Peer support training for youth leaders Youth leaders in the Far North will gain new skills so they can help other youths reach their potential, thanks to the Far North District Council and Far North Youth Council. The councils have received funding of $24,000 […]

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            New pipeline for Knights Road

            By   2 days ago

            MIL OSI – Source: Hutt City Headline: New pipeline for Knights Road Wellington Water’s acting Group Manager for Network Development and Delivery, Ian McSherry, says the pipe is a critical part of the new treatment technology to ensure safe water continues to be delivered to homes and businesses in Lower Hutt. Mr McSherry acknowledged that […]

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            Campground owners withdraw reserve lease request

            By   4 days ago

            MIL OSI – Source: Far North District Council – Release/Statement Headline: Campground owners withdraw reserve lease request The owners of a Doubtless Bay campground have withdrawn a request to lease part of a public reserve at Whatuwhiwhi to accommodate an overflow of peak-season campers. The Council agreed on 10 August to lease a 1600-square-metre section […]

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            No cold feet for this Coldplay cover from Stand Up Stand Out winner

            By   5 days ago

            MIL OSI – Source: Auckland Council Headline: No cold feet for this Coldplay cover from Stand Up Stand Out winner “Look at the stars, look how they shine for you …..” You could be forgiven for thinking Coldplay had Selevasio Tu’ima of St Paul’s College in mind when they penned these lyrics. Shine they did […]

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            Residents make preferences known on bus hubs

            By   5 days ago

            MIL OSI – Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Headline: Residents make preferences known on bus hubs Posted on 15 September 2017 by Clayton Anderson Public consultation about where to build new Metlink bus hubs in Kilbirnie and Johnsonville has come out in favour of Evans Bay Parade, Kilbirnie, and Moorefield Road, Johnsonville. In July, Greater […]

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              Harsh punishments for sole parents fuel child poverty

              By   5 days ago

              MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Harsh punishments for sole parents fuel child poverty 15 September 2017 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that urgently removing Sections 176, 177, 178 from the Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill and extending the In-Work Tax Credit portion of Working for Families […]

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              Thursday, September 7: Occupying Central Plains Water

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              MIL OSI – Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Thursday, September 7: Occupying Central Plains Water The day started early, or late, depending on your perspective. We met the night before in Christchurch. People had travelled from across New Zealand at a moment’s notice – one group had even driven from Dunedin. The […]

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              Education priorities for a New Zealand where all children can flourish

              By   2 weeks ago

              MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Education priorities for a New Zealand where all children can flourish 06 September 2017 The upcoming election provides an opportunity for all political parties to put the wellbeing of all New Zealand’s children at the centre of their education policies, says Child […]

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              Parental income test needs urgent attention

              By   3 weeks ago

              MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Parental income test needs urgent attention 31 August 2017 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) applauds Labour’s latest policy announcement for students as a much needed step in the right direction. CPAG’s 2016 report Laybying our future: The state of student hardship in New Zealand, written by […]

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              People’s Review report shows urgent policies needed

              By   4 weeks ago

              MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: People’s Review report shows urgent policies needed 23 August 2017 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the People’s Review of Renting report released today by ActionStation and Renters United should be considered by Members of Parliament to be further evidence supporting […]

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              Invite: Housing Election Forum

              By   4 weeks ago

              MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Invite: Housing Election Forum 22 August 2017 Every Child Counts and the Child Poverty Action Group invite you to attend our Housing Election Forum where, together with other organisations, we will jointly call for urgent action on housing to recognise every child’s […]

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              Make eliminating child poverty New Zealand’s #1 priority

              By   4 weeks ago

              MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Make eliminating child poverty New Zealand’s #1 priority 22 August 2017 Former Prime Minister Sir John Key, said as he was knighted for service to New Zealand, that the only regret he had from his ten years in office was not eliminating […]

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              It’s Money Week, let’s talk about debt for low-income families

              By   1 month ago

              MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: It’s Money Week, let’s talk about debt for low-income families 18 August 2017 To wrap up Sorted’s Money Week, which had its focus on “What does debt do for you?” CPAG talks to Robert Choy, executive officer at Ngā Tangata Microfinance about […]

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