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Let beneficiaries keep more earnings: a letter to Jacinda, Grant and Carmel

By   /  June 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Let beneficiaries keep more earnings: a letter to Jacinda, Grant and Carmel

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) As a lifetime Labour supporter, I deeply admire and support your commitment to reducing child poverty – which of course means family poverty. A very important part of that is raising the minimum wage, to $20 per hour in 2021. But this makes it even more obvious how ridiculously low the abatement […]

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New Resource Clarifies Current & Proposed Abortion Law

By   /  June 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on New Resource Clarifies Current & Proposed Abortion Law

Source: Family First Media Release 18 June 2019Family First has released a new resource to help New Zealanders understand the current abortion law and also the proposals for liberalisation suggested by the Law Commission and promoted by the Labour government. “We’ve seen widespread confusion and, in some cases, complete misrepresentations of the current law in […]

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Double celebration for VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai

By   /  June 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Double celebration for VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai

Source: Ministry for Children Double celebration for VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai | Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children Published on18 Jun 2019 From left: VOYCE intern Lakiesha Cummings and Oranga Tamariki Chief Executive Gráinne cut the celebratory cake. Around 50 people gathered in Christchurch Central on Thursday 6 June to celebrate the official opening of a new […]

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Time For Govt To Establish Watchdog For Oranga Tamariki

By   /  June 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Time For Govt To Establish Watchdog For Oranga Tamariki

Source: Family First Media Release 17 June 2019Family First NZ is repeating its call for a fully independent watchdog for Oranga Tamariki. Family First has been calling for such a watchdog since 2011, including 2018, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, and earlier. “We must have a mechanism that ensures two things – that families who […]

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NEW Resource: Abortion Law in New Zealand Q&A

By   /  June 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on NEW Resource: Abortion Law in New Zealand Q&A

Source: Family First CURRENT ABORTION LAW  What is the current abortion law in New Zealand? Under the Crimes Act 1961, it is a crime to perform an abortion unlawfully, or to supply the means of providing an abortion (such as drugs or instruments) unlawfully (ss. 183 and 186). Women are explicitly exempt from liability, meaning […]

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CPAG welcomes Ministry of Health focus on food insecurity

By   /  June 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on CPAG welcomes Ministry of Health focus on food insecurity

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 13 June 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that income adequacy, along with the consistent certainty of income, is key to ensuring that children’s nutritional needs are met for healthy brain development in their critical early years, and for ensuring that they are able to do well in their […]

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Polls Agree – Kiwis Say Nope To Dope

By   /  June 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Polls Agree – Kiwis Say Nope To Dope

Source: Family First Media Release 10 June 2019Family First NZ says that while the polling on preferred political parties is at odds, the polls on legalising cannabis released today are consistently showing a decreasing appetite for legalisation of recreational dope use. A Newshub-Reid Research Poll shows that 48% oppose legalisation, while 41.7% support it. The […]

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More Kiwis Now Saying Nope To Dope – Poll

By   /  June 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on More Kiwis Now Saying Nope To Dope – Poll

Source: Family First Media Release 10 June 2019Family First NZ is welcoming the latest poll on legalising cannabis which shows a decreasing appetite for legalisation of recreational dope use. The 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton Poll showed 52% of New Zealanders intend to vote against legalisation and only 39% would vote yes. In their October poll […]

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Justice Advisory Group report released

By   /  June 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Justice Advisory Group report released

Source: Ministry for Children Justice Advisory Group report released | Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children Te Uepū Hāpai i te Ora – the Safe and Effective Justice Advisory Group has released He Waka Roimata, a report that shares what they’ve heard from New Zealanders about the criminal justice system. Published on10 Jun 2019 The report – […]

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Remarkable CPAG economist’s NZ honour well-deserved

By   /  June 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Remarkable CPAG economist’s NZ honour well-deserved

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 04 June 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) warmly congratulates its co-founder and economics spokesperson Associate Professor Susan St John on becoming Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to social policy. “We’re thrilled that Susan is to be acknowledged with this high honour, which is extremely […]

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Saving goals to reach potential

By   /  June 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Saving goals to reach potential

Source: Ministry for Children Saving goals to reach potential | Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children Manawa always had sporting potential, but it took a committed caregiver and a high school mentor to help realise it.  Published on4 Jun 2019 CategoryCaregiver news Akina and Manawa in Timaru Finding a passion in sport The 14 year old boy […]

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Refreshed Practice Centre now live

By   /  June 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Refreshed Practice Centre now live

Source: Ministry for Children Refreshed Practice Centre now live | Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children The refreshed Oranga Tamariki Practice Centre is now live. Published on4 Jun 2019 The Practice Centre is an online resource for Oranga Tamariki practitioners. It is also used by our partner organisations and the public, including parents, family/whānau and caregivers. It […]

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Budget provides relief but nothing transformational for children in poverty

By   /  May 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Budget provides relief but nothing transformational for children in poverty

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 30 May 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has said that the Government should be warmly congratulated for the reframing of the Budget to reflect human wellbeing outcomes. “The new approach signals a greater understanding of the tragic extent of the social deficits created over many years of neglect,” […]

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CPAG calls for free dental and health care for all young people under 18 years

By   /  May 29, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on CPAG calls for free dental and health care for all young people under 18 years

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 29 May 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is calling for free healthcare, including dentistry, prescriptions and specialist hearing and vision care for all children and adolescents under 18 years of age, in a submission to the New Zealand Health and Disability System Review, released today. In the group’s […]

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Will Budget 2019 be transformational for children living in poverty?

By   /  May 27, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Will Budget 2019 be transformational for children living in poverty?

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 27 May 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is looking to the Government to deliver a package in Budget 2019 that will truly transform the lives of children living in Aotearoa who experience the most severe poverty. “There was very little extra for children in the 2018 Budget,” says […]

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New transitions service

By   /  May 27, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on New transitions service

Source: Ministry for Children New transitions service | Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children Budget funding to support young people leaving care. Published on27 May 2019 CategoryGeneral Financial support for new serviceBudget 2019 contains $153.7 million over four years for Oranga Tamariki to establish a new service supporting young people to transition successfully from statutory care and […]

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We are more than you see

By   /  May 24, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on We are more than you see

Source: Ministry for Children We are more than you see | Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children A young designer in care hopes his winning design for Youth Week will inspire people to realise and nurture the potential of our rangatahi. Published on24 May 2019 The depth of youth potential Jacob Gibbons, 17, entered his t-shirt design […]

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Due Diligence on Cannabis Harm, Not ‘Fear’ – A response to Alison Mau

By   /  May 24, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Due Diligence on Cannabis Harm, Not ‘Fear’ – A response to Alison Mau

Source: Family First Bob McCoskrie asks why an ‘investigative’ journalist is so desperate to shut down a petition calling on an inquiry into the possible harms of cannabis. Mau doesn’t want you to go anywhere near it. What is she scared of? Below is our response. We would encourage you to take a few minutes to read […]

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Late Term Abortions Will Increase With Abortion Reform

By   /  May 24, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Late Term Abortions Will Increase With Abortion Reform

Source: Family First Media Release 23 May 2019 Family First NZ says that Family Planning are misleading the public in relation to proposed abortion law reform, and that any decriminalisation of abortion will lead to more late term abortions. Currently the Crimes Act allows for an abortion after 20 weeks gestation only if it is necessary […]

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Targets overlook the 174,000 children living in worst poverty

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Targets overlook the 174,000 children living in worst poverty

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 22 May 2019 Child Poverty Action Group is pleased to see the Government set ambitious 10-year targets for child poverty reduction, but we are disappointed not to see a target set for improving thousands of young lives where the worst of poverty is found. Moreover, the three-year targets amount […]

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