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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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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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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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$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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$37.2m to reduce family violence

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, Anne Tolley, Budget 2017, Justice, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on $37.2m to reduce family violence

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $37.2m to reduce family violence Budget 2017 invests $37.2 million of operating funding to reduce the harm caused by family violence, Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley say. $22.4 million will extend the Integrated Safety Response (ISR) pilots for another two […]

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Temporary accommodation for Edgecumbe

By   /  May 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on Temporary accommodation for Edgecumbe

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Temporary accommodation for Edgecumbe Temporary homes will be moved on to the Whakatāne Holiday Park and next to flood-damaged homes while properties in the Edgecumbe area are repaired, Lead Minister for Edgecumbe Anne Tolley and Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith said today. The […]

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Benefit valuation confirms long-term welfare dependence reducing

By   /  May 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on Benefit valuation confirms long-term welfare dependence reducing

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Benefit valuation confirms long-term welfare dependence reducing Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has welcomed the latest benefit valuation, which confirms long-term welfare dependence is reducing, particularly among sole parents. “Welfare reform and the hard work of Work and Income staff has had a significant impact […]

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Research highlights measures that support vulnerable children into adulthood

By   /  May 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on Research highlights measures that support vulnerable children into adulthood

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Research highlights measures that support vulnerable children into adulthood Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says new research confirms the need for wrap around support for at-risk children and young people to help them lead successful lives as adults. “We know that children who experience adversity […]

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National sexual violence helpline tender process to get underway

By   /  May 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on National sexual violence helpline tender process to get underway

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: National sexual violence helpline tender process to get underway The Government will be undertaking a competitive tender process for a national helpline for New Zealanders affected by sexual violence, say Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley. “The Government is committed to […]

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Easier process for clients with cancer diagnosis

By   /  May 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on Easier process for clients with cancer diagnosis

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Easier process for clients with cancer diagnosis Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says Jobseeker Support clients with a cancer diagnosis no longer need to provide multiple medical certificates. “I asked MSD to work with the Cancer Society to help simplify the process for clients with […]

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EQC to lead Edgecumbe clean-up

By   /  May 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, Earthquake Commission, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on EQC to lead Edgecumbe clean-up

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: EQC to lead Edgecumbe clean-up The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will lead the clean-up of flood-damaged properties in Edgecumbe, say Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission Gerry Brownlee and Lead Minister for Edgecumbe Anne Tolley. “I’ve authorised EQC to clean-up all affected properties in the township, […]

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