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Remember the ‘heater-metre rule’ this winter

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Remember the ‘heater-metre rule’ this winter

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Remember the ‘heater-metre rule’ this winter The recent wintry blast has signalled that winter is not far away, and Plunket is reminding families that now is a good time to get prepared and stay alert to the dangers from heaters, fireplaces and other sources of winter […]

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CPAG education expert appointed to Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on CPAG education expert appointed to Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: CPAG education expert appointed to Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is thrilled with the Minister of Education’s appointment of Professor John O’Neill to the Independent Taskforce to Review Tomorrow’s Schools. Professor O’Neill, Head of the Institute of Education at Massey University, is […]

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April Newsletter

By   /  April 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on April Newsletter

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: April Newsletter Kia ora koutou katoa, and welcome to Child Poverty Action Group New Zealand’s April 2018 newsletter.   In This Issue Nationwide post budget events 2018 Child Poverty Reduction Bill Submission Round the Bays 2018 Community film screening fundraiser Policy news CPAG news update CPAG […]

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ABORTION: I’M WITH BOTH – Tell the Law Commission

By   /  April 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on ABORTION: I’M WITH BOTH – Tell the Law Commission

Source: Family First – Press Release/Statement: Headline: ABORTION: I’M WITH BOTH – Tell the Law Commission Health of the mother. Health of the unborn child.Legal safety of the mother. Legal status of the unborn child. The Labour-led Government is reviewing the abortion laws. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says that abortion should not be covered in […]

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Listening to the needs of young Karori families – consultation means future of crèche on hold

By   /  April 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Listening to the needs of young Karori families – consultation means future of crèche on hold

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Listening to the needs of young Karori families – consultation means future of crèche on hold Statement from Plunket Chief Executive Amanda Malu: “We’ve heard a wide variety of views, ideas and questions following our decision to no longer provide early childhood education in Karori. Some […]

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Human rights, housing and child poverty – where do we stand?

By   /  April 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Human rights, housing and child poverty – where do we stand?

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Human rights, housing and child poverty – where do we stand? How well is New Zealand doing to ensure it upholds its international obligations to human rights, especially where they relate to children? The concluding observations from a recent review of how New Zealand is […]

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CPAG welcomes new report on Children’s Rights

By   /  April 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on CPAG welcomes new report on Children’s Rights

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: CPAG welcomes new report on Children’s Rights Child Poverty Action Group welcomes the new report from the Children’s Convention Monitoring Group (CCMG), and its timely release following the 25th anniversary of New Zealand signing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC). The […]

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Proposed Education Bill could be disastrous for disadvantaged children

By   /  March 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Proposed Education Bill could be disastrous for disadvantaged children

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Proposed Education Bill could be disastrous for disadvantaged children Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that if passed, the Education (Social Investment Funding and Abolition of Decile System) Amendment Bill could put schools serving income poor and materially deprived communities at risk of losing funding they […]

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Women Need To Know Risks of Abortion – Study

By   /  March 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Women Need To Know Risks of Abortion – Study

Source: Family First – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Women Need To Know Risks of Abortion – Study Media Release 23 March 2018 A research paper for health professionals which reviews international evidence to date about the relationship between abortion and the physical and mental health of women says that abortion is associated with a wide range […]

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Plunket in the news

By   /  March 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Plunket in the news

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Plunket in the news Tonight One News ran a story regarding Plunket’s decision to close our Karori crèche and also included mention of our ongoing work with the Culverden community regarding a Plunket property. The story suggested that Plunket was taking or selling the Culverden building. […]

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Bail Laws Protect Families, Must Be Maintained

By   /  March 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Bail Laws Protect Families, Must Be Maintained

Source: Family First – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Bail Laws Protect Families, Must Be Maintained Media Release 6 March 2018 Family First NZ says that the current bail laws which were strengthened in 2013 protect families from repeat and high-risk offenders and are designed to prevent repeats of the Christie Marceau tragedy. “Public safety should be […]

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Warm congratulations to Professor Innes Asher  

By   /  March 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Warm congratulations to Professor Innes Asher  

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Warm congratulations to Professor Innes Asher   Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is delighted to celebrate the hard work and dedication of Professor Innes Asher in her work toward ending child poverty. Professor Asher, a committee member and health spokesperson for CPAG for 20 years, […]

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Brain development in the early years is child’s play

By   /  February 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Brain development in the early years is child’s play

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Brain development in the early years is child’s play “Henry-Steven look at me. Where are your ears?” says Louise. The three-year-old who was previously rushing outside to get his rugby ball, lost over the fence, pulls at one of his ears and looks up at his […]

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Ngā Tangata Microfinance celebrates 7 years of life-changing impact

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Ngā Tangata Microfinance celebrates 7 years of life-changing impact

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Ngā Tangata Microfinance celebrates 7 years of life-changing impact Ngā Tangata Microfinance (NTM) is thrilled to have the Hon Carmel Sepuloni, Minister for Social Development and Disability Issues, join its celebration in West Auckland on 23 February. This marks seven years of collaboration between Ngā Tangata, […]

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Families package is tip of the iceberg for families in poverty

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Families package is tip of the iceberg for families in poverty

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Families package is tip of the iceberg for families in poverty 14 February 2018 The Salvation Army’s annual State of the Nations report released today shows that improving incomes will only be the start of reducing hardship among children and families in Aotearoa-New Zealand, says Child Poverty Action […]

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Outdated tenancy laws increase risks for children in poverty

By   /  February 12, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Outdated tenancy laws increase risks for children in poverty

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Outdated tenancy laws increase risks for children in poverty 12 February 2018 Childhood illnesses, transience and a disastrous rate of homelessness in New Zealand evidenced by the Government’s Stocktake on Housing report are attributable to a desperate lack of housing required to meet the needs […]

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Support for Eat Right, Be Bright campaign for universal school lunches

By   /  February 9, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Support for Eat Right, Be Bright campaign for universal school lunches

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Support for Eat Right, Be Bright campaign for universal school lunches 09 February 2018 A nutritious lunch for every child would go a long way toward ensuring that all children have the same chance for good educational outcomes, and support healthy physical and mental development, […]

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Fighting for a fairer welfare system

By   /  February 2, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Fighting for a fairer welfare system

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Fighting for a fairer welfare system Vanessa Cole, Co-ordinator for Auckland Action Against Poverty (AAAP) spoke at CPAG’s launch of our new report “Further fraying of the welfare safety net”  in December, about her experience working with families who have been sorely let down by […]

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Time to learn from the past: Children’s Commissioner

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, Children's Commissioner, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Time to learn from the past: Children’s Commissioner

Source: Children’s Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Time to learn from the past: Children’s Commissioner News 1 February 2018 “Survivors of abuse in state care will have the deep hurt they experienced investigated and acknowledged by this new inquiry”, said Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft. “I welcome the announcement of the Royal Commission of Inquiry […]

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Green’s ‘Medicinal’ Marijuana Bill Rightly Rejected

By   /  January 31, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Green’s ‘Medicinal’ Marijuana Bill Rightly Rejected

Source: Family First – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Green’s ‘Medicinal’ Marijuana Bill Rightly Rejected Media Release 31 January 2018Family First NZ is welcoming the strong defeat of Chloe Swarbrick’s medicinal marijuana bill. “it makes no sense for two bills on the same issue to be considered at the same time. That is a waste of taxpayer […]

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