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Making sure young people are heard

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Making sure young people are heard

Source: Ministry for Children Making sure young people are heard | Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children A young person shares his experience of being on a youth advisory group, and encourages others to make their voices heard.  Published on14 Sep 2018 Mana’s storyMana Williams-Eade went into care when he was a baby. He says he’s been […]

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Accountability through learning

By   /  September 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Accountability through learning

Source: Ministry for Children Accountability through learning | Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children A programme in partnership with Fire and Emergency New Zealand has helped young people who’ve offended take responsibility for their actions, and given them practical safety skills at the same time. Published on11 Sep 2018 CategoryGeneral “It was a really exciting idea – to […]

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Former strongman now a father to many

By   /  September 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Former strongman now a father to many

Source: Ministry for Children Former strongman now a father to many | Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children He may have the tattoos and the bulging biceps, but Claudeland’s Family Boy’s Home caregiver Darren Farrow is the soft spot of many rangatahi in his care. Published on11 Sep 2018 CategoryGeneral A champion for our rangatahi“I can look […]

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A more supportive welfare system will benefit the whole nation: CPAG Summit 2018

By   /  September 7, 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  /  Comments Off on A more supportive welfare system will benefit the whole nation: CPAG Summit 2018

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 07 September 2018 It is widely acknowledged that there are inadequacies in the current design of the Welfare System in Aotearoa-New Zealand. Welfare payment levels and tax credits are too low to adequately support low-income families. Policy changes over the past three decades have seen benefits subjected to outright […]

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CPAG launches Welfare fit for Families campaign

By   /  September 6, 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  /  Comments Off on CPAG launches Welfare fit for Families campaign

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 06 September 2018 What will it take to ensure that all children living in Aotearoa-New Zealand have all their wellbeing needs met? Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says when families fall on hard times, they still need to have enough money to meet all their basic needs. Sufficient income […]

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Money Week 2018: Weathering a perpetual storm

By   /  September 4, 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  /  Comments Off on Money Week 2018: Weathering a perpetual storm

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) ‘Money week’ is like birthdays and Christmas – they are not something you look forward to if you don’t have any money. No-one can save if they can only afford to pay the rent if they pay that first every week, and limit the time they run the heater […]

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A safe harbour in life’s financial storms – Nga Tangata Microfinance

By   /  September 3, 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  /  Comments Off on A safe harbour in life’s financial storms – Nga Tangata Microfinance

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 03 September 2018 Ngā Tangata Microfinance supports this year’s Money Week focus; asking New Zealanders how they will weather life’s financial storms, and how quickly they can bounce back. When you are on a low income managing a very tight budget, it does not take much for calm waters to […]

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CPAG welcomes Govt announcement of tenancy law review

By   /  August 28, 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  /  Comments Off on CPAG welcomes Govt announcement of tenancy law review

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 28 August 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the Government’s plans to review rental law, and is pleased that it intends to engage in public consultation, allowing those who are most affected to have a say in what reforms will have the most positive impacts on their lives. […]

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Gráinne’s update – August 18

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Gráinne’s update – August 18

Source: Ministry for Children Gráinne’s update – August 18 | Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children Gráinne talks about the changes and challenges ahead Published on21 Aug 2018 CategoryNewsletter Preparing for change Just like that, we are in the second half of 2018 and in planning mode for another great year ahead.Since Oranga Tamariki was established there […]

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Recognising outstanding rangatahi in care

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Recognising outstanding rangatahi in care

Source: Ministry for Children Recognising outstanding rangatahi in care | Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children Every year outstanding young people in care have their achievements recognised with scholarships that help them pursue their dreams. Nominations are now open for the 2018 William Wallace awards. Published on16 Aug 2018 CategoryGeneral Do you know a deserving young person?The […]

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Increased hunger in the land of plenty could be easily solved

By   /  August 15, 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  /  Comments Off on Increased hunger in the land of plenty could be easily solved

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 15 August 2018 Families going without food on a regular basis is dangerously on the verge of becoming normal in Aotearoa-New Zealand – and the problem doesn’t seem to be easing since recent tax credit and Accommodation Supplement increases. Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that more needs to […]

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Resilience Hub launched

By   /  August 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Resilience Hub launched

Source: Ministry for Children Resilience Hub launched | Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children A new digital resource developed by Skylight Trust helps tamariki, rangatahi, whānau and communities navigate through difficult times. Published on7 Aug 2018 CategoryGeneral Huge value in sharing resourcesThe Resilience Hub brings together existing community resources, new online training for professionals, new videos tackling […]

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Slowdown possibility raises concerns for family incomes

By   /  August 7, 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  /  Comments Off on Slowdown possibility raises concerns for family incomes

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 07 August 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the Government should be turning up welfare and tax credits as the foundation for better family income protection in the likelihood that the country is facing an economic downturn. With New Zealand seemingly at the top of its game […]

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A looming slowdown requires urgent family income protection

By   /  August 7, 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  /  Comments Off on A looming slowdown requires urgent family income protection

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 07 August 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the Government should be turning up welfare and tax credits as the foundation for better family income protection in the likelihood that the country is facing an economic downturn. With New Zealand seemingly at the top of its game […]

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Nga Tangata Microfinance: At last! Safer consumer credit may be coming soon to Aotearoa

By   /  August 1, 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  /  Comments Off on Nga Tangata Microfinance: At last! Safer consumer credit may be coming soon to Aotearoa

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 01 August 2018 Ngā Tangata Microfinance (NTM) welcomes the Consumer Credit Regulation Review by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Having made its submission today, NTM hopes that the outcome of the Review will be a safer consumer credit environment – particularly for those families on low incomes […]

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CPAG calls for an independent review of all benefit debts

By   /  July 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  /  Comments Off on CPAG calls for an independent review of all benefit debts

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 31 July 2018 Urgent changes must be made following the decision by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) not to appeal the High Court’s ruling that loans are not income for benefit purposes, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). An independent review is needed of the legitimacy of beneficiary […]

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What happens for children when the Winter Energy Payment runs out?

By   /  July 27, 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  /  Comments Off on What happens for children when the Winter Energy Payment runs out?

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 27 July 2018 Low-income families on benefits have had the Winter Energy Payment (WEP) added to their weekly income since 1 July. But while some New Zealand Superannuation recipients are finding the WEP makes a significant difference in their lives, some low-income families with children say it barely makes […]

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Recognising the vital, unpaid work that secures our future

By   /  July 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  /  Comments Off on Recognising the vital, unpaid work that secures our future

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) How much are caregivers of the young worth to an ageing society? In the years to come, a growing demographic of retired baby boomers will be evermore reliant on the willingness and ability of the younger population to support them. More than ever, we need support for those who […]

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The time for tame reforms of tenancy laws is over says CPAG

By   /  July 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  /  Comments Off on The time for tame reforms of tenancy laws is over says CPAG

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 11 July 2018 As a country we should see that every every Kiwi child has the right to live in a home which is warm, safe and secure, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). “Sadly, this is not the case for tens of thousands of children in poverty, many […]

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Gráinne’s update – July 18

By   /  July 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Gráinne’s update – July 18

Source: Ministry for Children Gráinne’s update – July 18 | Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children Gráinne talks about the importance of national care standards and how we’re working in partnership with iwi. Published on9 Jul 2018 New care standards We’re taking a tremendous step forward for tamariki and rangatahi and marking a significant milestone for Oranga […]

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