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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Outdated tenancy laws increase risks for children in poverty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Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Outdated tenancy laws increase risks for children in poverty

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Outdated tenancy laws increase risks for children in poverty 12 February 2018 Childhood illnesses, transience and a disastrous rate of homelessness in New Zealand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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Budget Policy shows some progress, but more work is needed

By   /  January 31, 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 Budget Policy shows some progress, but more work is needed

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Budget Policy shows some progress, but more work is needed 31 January 2018 Treasury’s Budget Policy Statement (BPS) 2018 indicates some real progress in terms of social wellbeing, but there are still outstanding issues that need to be urgently considered ahead of the upcoming Budget, […]

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Education matters to me: Key Insights

By   /  January 31, 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 Education matters to me: Key Insights

Source: Children’s Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Education matters to me: Key Insights Reports Education 31 January 2018 We have asked children and young people about their experiences of education. They have told us about their positive and negative experiences of the current system and ways in which it can work better for them. Our […]

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Children and young people share their experiences of school

By   /  January 31, 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 Children and young people share their experiences of school

Source: Children’s Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Children and young people share their experiences of school News 14 December 2017 “I am a library, quiet but filled with knowledge – it’s dumb [that I’m not asked].”  (Student in alternative education unit) “If we really want to improve education outcomes, we need to get input from […]

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New child poverty measures will provide a broader picture

By   /  January 30, 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 New child poverty measures will provide a broader picture

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New child poverty measures will provide a broader picture 30 January 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) commends the Government for its new Child Poverty Reduction Bill. In particular, its comprehensive multi-tiered poverty lines will provide a broader picture of the depth of child poverty than […]

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Top tips for moving on from nappies

By   /  January 25, 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 Top tips for moving on from nappies

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Top tips for moving on from nappies Last night we had our first Facebook chat of the year, answering your questions about moving on from nappies. Following on from this we thought it would be good to share with you our top toilet training tips!  1. […]

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Child poverty should be a key focus for Inquiry into Mental Health and Addictions

By   /  January 24, 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 Child poverty should be a key focus for Inquiry into Mental Health and Addictions

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Child poverty should be a key focus for Inquiry into Mental Health and Addictions 24 January 2018 It is heartening that the Government has announced a national Inquiry into Mental Health and Addictions. Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says it is vital that this Inquiry […]

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Shock Poll: NZ’ers Want Stricter Limits on Abortion

By   /  January 21, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Shock Poll: NZ’ers Want Stricter Limits on Abortion

Source: Family First – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Shock Poll: NZ’ers Want Stricter Limits on Abortion Media Release 21 January 2018An independent poll of New Zealanders by Curia Market Research has found significant support for greater time limits on abortion, including from those who generally support abortion. There was surprisingly small support for the current Crimes […]

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Muddled numbers provide an opportunity for Government to lead visionary change

By   /  January 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 Muddled numbers provide an opportunity for Government to lead visionary change

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Muddled numbers provide an opportunity for Government to lead visionary change 18 January 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that Treasury’s error in overestimating the numbers of children lifted out of poverty by both National and Labour’s families packages provides an opportunity for the Government to take […]

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Boost for nursing leadership as Plunket appoints first Chief Nurse

By   /  December 22, 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 Boost for nursing leadership as Plunket appoints first Chief Nurse

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Boost for nursing leadership as Plunket appoints first Chief Nurse Plunket has appointed Jane O’Malley as its first Chief Nurse, a key appointment to support progress towards delivery of its new strategy and strengthen its focus on nursing leadership. Jane O’Malley will join the Plunket leadership […]

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Christmas Newsletter 2017

By   /  December 21, 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 Christmas Newsletter 2017

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Christmas Newsletter 2017 21 December 2017 To check out the formatted copy – Click here Kia ora koutou katoa, and welcome to Child Poverty Action Group New Zealand’s Christmas 2017 newsletter  In This Issue Meri Kirihimete from CPAG! Report launch: Further fraying of the welfare safety net United […]

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New CPAG report: The further fraying of the welfare safety net

By   /  December 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 New CPAG report: The further fraying of the welfare safety net

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New CPAG report: The further fraying of the welfare safety net 14 December 2017 New Zealand’s welfare system has undergone a major transformation during the past three decades. This process has seriously thwarted the original intent of the system, which was to provide a decent […]

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Families Package signals a sea change for children

By   /  December 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 Families Package signals a sea change for children

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Families Package signals a sea change for children 14 December 2017 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the Government’s Families Package announced today, which provides a significant boost to income support where it’s desperately needed. “This is a long overdue response to the disastrous child […]

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Families Package welcome news at Christmas

By   /  December 14, 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 Families Package welcome news at Christmas

Source: Children’s Commissioner – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Families Package welcome news at Christmas News 14 December 2017 “We welcome the Families Package announced today and we hope it will make a big difference to the lives of many New Zealand children”, said Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft.  “These are really positive steps, many of which echo […]

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Plunket welcomes Government investment in reducing child poverty

By   /  December 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 Plunket welcomes Government investment in reducing child poverty

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Plunket welcomes Government investment in reducing child poverty Plunket welcomes the Government’s Families Package as a positive step towards reducing child poverty and giving the welfare of New Zealand tamariki the priority it deserves. “It is encouraging to see that the Government is taking action in […]

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