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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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A skilled workforce for Canterbury

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, Economic Development, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Social Development  /  Comments Off on A skilled workforce for Canterbury

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: A skilled workforce for Canterbury The Government is investing $170,000 in a Canterbury initiative that connects secondary students with businesses who can transition them into further education, employment or training. The funding will also extend Christchurch’s Educated Job Ready Programme to Timaru. Economic Development Minister […]

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Extra support for Bay of Plenty farmers

By   /  June 9, 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 support for Bay of Plenty farmers

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Extra support for Bay of Plenty farmers The Government has today announced extra grants to help Bay of Plenty farmers and growers impacted by April’s storms and floods. Affected farmers and growers can apply for contributions from the new $200,000 Primary Industries Bay of Plenty […]

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Mandatory registration for social workers

By   /  June 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, children, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on Mandatory registration for social workers

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Mandatory registration for social workers Minister for Social Development and Minister for Children Anne Tolley says the introduction of mandatory registration for social workers will increase their skills and professionalism so they can better support New Zealanders. “Social workers play a crucial role in supporting […]

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Family violence response guides launched

By   /  June 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 Family violence response guides launched

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Family violence response guides launched New guides to support the family violence sector to provide consistent and effective help to victims and perpetrators are being launched today by Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley at the Family Violence Summit in Wellington. […]

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Edgecumbe clean-up teams make good progress

By   /  June 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on Edgecumbe clean-up teams make good progress

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Edgecumbe clean-up teams make good progress Social Development Minister Anne Tolley today visited the clean-up teams in Edgecumbe which have successfully completed their second week of work. “The Government has provided up to $500,000 of Enhanced Taskforce Green funding to employ people to assist Whakatane […]

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Auckland Airport skills hub officially launched

By   /  June 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release, Social Development, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment  /  Comments Off on Auckland Airport skills hub officially launched

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Auckland Airport skills hub officially launched Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Paul Goldsmith today welcomed the official launch of the Auckland Airport Jobs and Skills Hub – Ara. “Ara is an industry-led skills and employment initiative that […]

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Parenting Resource helps kids get best start

By   /  June 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, children, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Parenting Resource helps kids get best start

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Parenting Resource helps kids get best start Minister for Children Anne Tolley has today launched the Parenting Resource, a new website to help parents give their children the best start in life. “This resource will help people develop effective parenting skills so they can provide […]

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$434.1m to support young people in care

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, Budget 2017, children, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on $434.1m to support young people in care

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $434.1m to support young people in care Budget 2017 invests significantly to support vulnerable children and young people in care through the new Ministry for Vulnerable Children Oranga Tamariki, Minister for Children Anne Tolley says. Budget 2017 funding is made up of $424.4 million operating […]

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$64.4m to support people into employment

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, Budget 2017, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on $64.4m to support people into employment

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $64.4m to support people into employment Budget 2017 invests $64.4 million of new operating funding to help people move off benefits and into work, Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says. “A proactive approach to supporting clients to prepare for employment has seen the number of […]

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