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Progress on feedback & complaints systems

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, children, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Progress on feedback & complaints systems

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Progress on feedback & complaints systems Minister for Children Anne Tolley says the Government is funding two new feedback and complaints systems within the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki. “Budget 2017 invests $11.79 million to support the development and implementation of more effective, timely […]

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Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill passes first reading

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, children, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill passes first reading

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill passes first reading Mandatory registration for social workers is a step closer today with the Bill passing its first reading in Parliament, says Minister for Social Development and Minister for Children Anne Tolley. “The Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill will […]

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Homecare Medical to deliver national sexual violence helpline

By   /  August 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, Anne Tolley, Justice, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on Homecare Medical to deliver national sexual violence helpline

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Homecare Medical to deliver national sexual violence helpline Homecare Medical has been awarded the contract to develop and operate the 24/7 national helpline for New Zealanders affected by sexual violence, say Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley. “The Government is focused […]

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Supporting young people transition out of care

By   /  August 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, children, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Supporting young people transition out of care

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Supporting young people transition out of care Minister for Children Anne Tolley says a new pilot which provides semi-independent accommodation and life skills for young people transitioning out of care will provide young people with more support. “Young people in care have told us that […]

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Extra boost for Bay of Plenty farmers

By   /  August 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on Extra boost for Bay of Plenty farmers

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Extra boost for Bay of Plenty farmers Flood-hit farmers in the Bay of Plenty region will have a further opportunity to apply for a grant to help with clean up and recovery, say Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy. […]

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Family violence emergency housing for Waikato

By   /  August 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, Anne Tolley, Justice, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Development, Social Housing  /  Comments Off on Family violence emergency housing for Waikato

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Family violence emergency housing for Waikato Short-term housing will be provided to perpetrators of family violence in the Waikato to help ensure victims are kept safe and can stay in their own homes, say Justice and Social Housing Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister […]

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Low interest & interest free loans save New Zealanders $500k

By   /  August 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on Low interest & interest free loans save New Zealanders $500k

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Low interest & interest free loans save New Zealanders $500k Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the Community Finance Initiative is helping low income Kiwis to improve their financial capability and independence while saving thousands in interest. “This initiative has provided $1 million of zero […]

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Household incomes continuing to rise

By   /  July 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on Household incomes continuing to rise

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Household incomes continuing to rise Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says MSD’s latest Household Incomes Report shows median household incomes rose three per cent in real terms in the year to June 2016. “This increase shows the Government’s focus on strengthening the economy is delivering […]

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Crown company to invest $600m in housing infrastructure

By   /  July 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, Finance, Local Government, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Crown company to invest $600m in housing infrastructure

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Crown company to invest $600m in housing infrastructure The Government will co-invest up to $600 million alongside local councils and private investors in network infrastructure for big new housing developments through a re-purposed ultra-fast broadband company, Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Local Government Minister Anne […]

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More sole parents and young jobseekers moving off benefits

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on More sole parents and young jobseekers moving off benefits

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: More sole parents and young jobseekers moving off benefits Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the number of people dependent on welfare continues to drop, with sole parents and young jobseekers leading the way in moving off benefits. “At the end of the quarter there […]

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Edgecumbe recovery progressing well

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, Civil Defence, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on Edgecumbe recovery progressing well

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Edgecumbe recovery progressing well Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and Civil Defence Minister Nathan Guy today visited Edgecumbe to see how the recovery is progressing. “The Government is committed to ensuring the Edgecumbe community and Bay of Plenty has the support they need to recover […]

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Regional youth employment strategy announced

By   /  July 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, Economic Development, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Social Development, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment  /  Comments Off on Regional youth employment strategy announced

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Regional youth employment strategy announced The Government has announced a comprehensive strategy to reduce the number of at-risk young people not in employment or training in regional New Zealand.  Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges, Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment […]

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Recognising KickStart Breakfast volunteers

By   /  July 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on Recognising KickStart Breakfast volunteers

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Recognising KickStart Breakfast volunteers Social Development Minister Anne Tolley is pleased to announce the 2017 KickStart Breakfast award champions. “Over 29,000 students in more than 950 schools receive a nutritious breakfast through the KickStart Breakfast programme which helps to improve focus, behaviour and energy levels among […]

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Christchurch ISR pilot making an impact one year on

By   /  July 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, Anne Tolley, Justice, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on Christchurch ISR pilot making an impact one year on

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Christchurch ISR pilot making an impact one year on Christchurch’s Integrated Safety Response (ISR) pilot has helped almost 21,000 victims and perpetrators of family violence since it was set up, say Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley. “Today marks one year […]

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Second care reform Bill passes third reading

By   /  July 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, children, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Second care reform Bill passes third reading

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Second care reform Bill passes third reading The second stage of major reform to New Zealand’s care and protection system reached a key milestone today with the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Bill passing its third reading, says Minister for Children […]

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Increase in MSD clients using online services

By   /  July 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on Increase in MSD clients using online services

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Increase in MSD clients using online services Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says more MSD clients are now accessing online services, making it easier for them to get the support they need. “We know that New Zealanders want more control of the services they receive […]

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New handbook to better support caregivers

By   /  July 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, children, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New handbook to better support caregivers

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New handbook to better support caregivers Minister for Children Anne Tolley says a new handbook brings together information about universal health and education services, making it easier for caregivers to find the information they need to access services. “Caregivers are an essential part of the […]

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Second care reform Bill passes second reading

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, children, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Second care reform Bill passes second reading

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Second care reform Bill passes second reading The second stage of major reform to New Zealand’s care and protection system took a step forward in Parliament today, says Minister for Children Anne Tolley. “This Bill is the second significant step in our major reform programme […]

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New after-hours caregivers support service

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, children, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New after-hours caregivers support service

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New after-hours caregivers support service Minister for Children Anne Tolley says a new after-hours support service is being piloted to provide advice and support to caregivers of children and young people in care. “Caregivers have said they want more targeted help to support them in […]

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Budget 2017: $6m for Wellington regional emergency water supplies

By   /  June 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, Civil Defence, Local Government, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Budget 2017: $6m for Wellington regional emergency water supplies

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Budget 2017: $6m for Wellington regional emergency water supplies Local Government Minister Anne Tolley and Civil Defence Minister Nathan Guy today announced Budget 2017 provides $6 million to part fund emergency water supplies in the Wellington region. “The Government is committed to improving New Zealand’s […]

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