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New child poverty numbers should be viewed cautiously, says CPAG

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  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 New child poverty numbers should be viewed cautiously, says CPAG

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New child poverty numbers should be viewed cautiously, says CPAG 07 December 2017 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says the new Child Poverty Monitor 2017 report shows some improvements in rates and number of children in material hardship, but the figures should be viewed with […]

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Child Poverty Monitor 2017: Sustainable improvements needed

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  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 Child Poverty Monitor 2017: Sustainable improvements needed

Source: Children’s Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Child Poverty Monitor 2017: Sustainable improvements needed News 7 December 2017 The growth in child poverty has been halted and relevant indicators are dropping, says the Children’s Commissioner on release of the latest Child Poverty Monitor data. However, sustained progress is needed so that all children have the […]

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Plunket encourages whānau to make every day a safe sleep day

By   /  December 1, 2017  /  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 encourages whānau to make every day a safe sleep day

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Plunket encourages whānau to make every day a safe sleep day Plunket is proud to support the national Safe Sleep initiative for whānau this Safe Sleep Day, 1 December. Plunket’s National Advisor for Māori Health, Zoe Tipa, says Safe Sleep Day is a national campaign focused […]

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Fulfilling the Vision: Improving Family Group Conference preparation and participation

By   /  December 1, 2017  /  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 Fulfilling the Vision: Improving Family Group Conference preparation and participation

Source: Children’s Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Fulfilling the Vision: Improving Family Group Conference preparation and participation Reports 1 December 2017 From October to November 2016, we conducted a review of six Child, Youth and Family (CYF) sites. This review was in preparation for the establishment of Oranga Tamariki in April 2017. The review confirmed […]

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Plunket celebrates Parliament passing extended paid parental leave

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  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 celebrates Parliament passing extended paid parental leave

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Plunket celebrates Parliament passing extended paid parental leave Plunket is celebrating the extension to paid parental leave today as ‘an important investment in families and the future of New Zealand’. The Bill passed its third reading today, and the new law will extend parental leave from […]

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Children’s advocacy community united in calling for a strong and enduring response to reducing poverty

By   /  November 24, 2017  /  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 Children’s advocacy community united in calling for a strong and enduring response to reducing poverty

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Children’s advocacy community united in calling for a strong and enduring response to reducing poverty 23 November 2017 Reducing child poverty was on top of the agenda for New Zealand’s main political parties going into the 2017 Election. Political leaders shared a vision for improving […]

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CPAG November Newsletter 2017

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  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 November Newsletter 2017

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: CPAG November Newsletter 2017 15 November 2017 For a formatted copy, please use this link. Kia ora koutou katoa, and welcome to Child Poverty Action Group New Zealand’s November newsletter. In This Issue Briefing paper to the incoming government Beyond Social Investment summit proceedings 2017 Whakataukī and […]

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Our take on tongue-tie surgery

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  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 Our take on tongue-tie surgery

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Our take on tongue-tie surgery You might have read news reports today about an increase in the number of children having tongue-tie surgery. Plunket takes the same perspective as La Leche League and the College of Midwives – mums getting an assessment from a trained professional […]

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Looking back one year on from the Kaikoura earthquake

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  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 Looking back one year on from the Kaikoura earthquake

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Looking back one year on from the Kaikoura earthquake It’s been a year since the Kaikoura earthquake of 14 November 2016 – a natural disaster that had a great effect on many lives. One year on and Plunket would like to recognise the amazing work Community […]

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A stronger Healthy Homes Bill will be a pillar for child wellbeing

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  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 A stronger Healthy Homes Bill will be a pillar for child wellbeing

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: A stronger Healthy Homes Bill will be a pillar for child wellbeing 14 November 2017 More than 40,000 children are hospitalised each year with preventable illnesses that can be attributed to poverty and poor living conditions, and vastly improving legislation around the quality and safety […]

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We absolutely can do better to support the rights of children, says CPAG

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  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 We absolutely can do better to support the rights of children, says CPAG

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: We absolutely can do better to support the rights of children, says CPAG 13 November 2017 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the new report “Getting it Right” by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC) Monitoring Group. The group, convened […]

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Getting It Right. The Children’s Convention in Aotearoa

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  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 Getting It Right. The Children’s Convention in Aotearoa

Source: Children’s Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Getting It Right. The Children’s Convention in Aotearoa Reports Child rights 13 November 2017 The report looks at how New Zealand is putting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (Children’s Convention) into practice, and where it can do better. The report makes three recommendations that […]

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New Zealand’s youngest citizens to benefit from Government’s first 100 days

By   /  November 8, 2017  /  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 New Zealand’s youngest citizens to benefit from Government’s first 100 days

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New Zealand’s youngest citizens to benefit from Government’s first 100 days Plunket says the Government’s decision to bring in its Families Package by 1 July 2018 and to set targets to reduce child poverty are steps forward in giving the welfare of New Zealand’s young children […]

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Three Key Issues In The Next Three Years

By   /  November 8, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Three Key Issues In The Next Three Years

Source: Family First – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Three Key Issues In The Next Three Years Bob McCoskrie – Christian Life Magazine November 2017With the new government now determined as a Labour / NZ First / Greens coalition, there are three key family issues that will be debate, and which we need families to speak up […]

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A New Zealand where all children can flourish: Briefing to incoming ministers

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  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 A New Zealand where all children can flourish: Briefing to incoming ministers

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: A New Zealand where all children can flourish: Briefing to incoming ministers 01 November 2017 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that with a new minister for Child Poverty Reduction, there is hope for measurable improvement in the lives of affected children in Aotearoa-New Zealand. […]

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Repealing Three Strikes Bad News For Families

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Repealing Three Strikes Bad News For Families

Source: Family First – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Repealing Three Strikes Bad News For Families Media Release 1 November 2017Family First NZ says that the commitment by the Labour government to repeal the Three Strikes law will remove provisions that help ensure the safety and welfare of families from repeat violent offenders. “The best and most […]

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Independent Watchdog For Oranga Tamariki Required

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Independent Watchdog For Oranga Tamariki Required

Source: Family First – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Independent Watchdog For Oranga Tamariki Required Media Release 1 November 2017Family First NZ is calling for a fully independent Complaints Authority as a watchdog on the new state agency Oranga Tamariki (previously CYF). “The experience of a Whanganui family with their 8-week-old baby has again brought this issue […]

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Families Ignored As Politics Trumps Policy On Smacking Law

By   /  October 30, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Families Ignored As Politics Trumps Policy On Smacking Law

Source: Family First – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Families Ignored As Politics Trumps Policy On Smacking Law Media Release 30 Oct 2017Family First NZ is calling on NZ First to deliver on their promise of reviewing and fixing the anti-smacking law following comments by the new Minister for Children Tracey Martin who admitted that the law […]

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TVNZ interview on child poverty

By   /  October 30, 2017  /  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 TVNZ interview on child poverty

Source: Children’s Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: TVNZ interview on child poverty mlns:og=”http://ogp.me/ns#” xmlns:fb=”http://www.facebook.com/2008/fbml” xmlns:website=”http://ogp.me/ns/website#” > TVNZ interview on child poverty » Office of the Children’s Commissioner We publish a range of reports, working papers, submissions and corporate documents We are no longer producing ‘Children’ journal but electronic back copies are available here TVNZ interview […]

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HaveYourSay.nz Helps Families Contact MPs

By   /  October 29, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on HaveYourSay.nz Helps Families Contact MPs

Source: Family First – Press Release/Statement: Headline: HaveYourSay.nz Helps Families Contact MPs Media Release 29 October 2017Family First NZ has updated and launched their website HaveYourSay.nz designed to put the power back into the hands of families, and to help them be a ‘Political Advisor’ for family issues in NZ. “The site has been updated since the 2017 […]

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