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No CGT may offer opportunities to rethink policies to address inequality

By   /  April 18, 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 No CGT may offer opportunities to rethink policies to address inequality

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 18 April 2019 Child Poverty Action Group cautiously welcomes the government’s response to the Tax Working Group’s (TWG) final report.   The Prime Minister has taken Capital Gains Tax off her Government’s policy agenda.  “This provides the opportunity to explore other policies that could better meet the express instructions from the […]

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PlunketLine celebrates its 25th birthday

By   /  April 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society  /  Comments Off on PlunketLine celebrates its 25th birthday

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society More than two million parents and caregivers have called Plunket’s 24/7 parent helpline when they have needed advice on the health and wellbeing of their child or whānau. Plunket staff are celebrating the milestone this month, which included a morning tea with the Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern and […]

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Waikato-Tainui Strategic Partnership

By   /  April 12, 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 Waikato-Tainui Strategic Partnership

Source: Ministry for Children Waikato-Tainui Strategic Partnership | Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children The relationship between Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children and Waikato-Tainui has taken a significant step forward, with the signing of a Strategic Partnership Agreement. Published on12 Apr 2019 Commitment to lasting outcomesOranga Tamariki chief executive Gráinne Moss was at the Waikato Tainui College for […]

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Cap on interest rates vital to protect vulnerable New Zealanders

By   /  April 11, 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 Cap on interest rates vital to protect vulnerable New Zealanders

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 11 April 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the proposed amendments to the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance law do not go nearly far enough to provide vulnerable New Zealanders the protection they desperately need. FinCap, an organisation supporting budgeting and financial capability services in New Zealand, […]

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PlunketLine helps 2 million parents

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society  /  Comments Off on PlunketLine helps 2 million parents

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society More than two million parents and caregivers have turned to PlunketLine when they have needed help and advice on the health and wellbeing of their child or whānau. The free 24/7 telephone support service celebrates 25 years today and is providing more support in more ways, as well as being […]

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Euthanasia Bill Should Die A Natural Death

By   /  April 9, 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 Euthanasia Bill Should Die A Natural Death

Source: Family First Media Release 9 April 2019 Family First NZ says that the Select Committee considering David Seymour’s assisted suicide bill have been unable to agree that the bill be passed, and warn that the bill is ‘not workable in its present state’. “No real, substantive changes have been made to the bill – it’s […]

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Independent Oversight

By   /  April 9, 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 Independent Oversight

Source: Ministry for Children Independent Oversight | Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children A new system of independent oversight for the Oranga Tamariki Act and the children’s system is being established. Today Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni announced decisions agreed by Cabinet about the future approach for independent oversight. Published on8 Apr 2019 CategoryGeneral The changeThere has […]

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Broad shift in mindset needed to address deeply-rooted education inequality

By   /  April 9, 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 Broad shift in mindset needed to address deeply-rooted education inequality

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 09 April 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the Ministry of Education’s review of Tomorrow’s Schools and submitted yesterday on the report Our Schooling Futures, Stronger Together l Whiria Ngā Kura Tūātinitini. “We are grateful for the work of the Taskforce in highlighting some of the extent of […]

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New partnership renews push for zero pre-schooler drownings by 2020

By   /  April 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society  /  Comments Off on New partnership renews push for zero pre-schooler drownings by 2020

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society A new partnership between YMCA Auckland, Plunket and Auckland Council is increasing the push for zero drownings in the under-five age group across Auckland. The partnership, which takes effect from Monday 29th April 2019, is being driven by YMCA Auckland and will see the not-for-profit’s Swim School programme run out […]

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Pukeko Pictures’ Kiddets Partners with Plunket

By   /  April 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society  /  Comments Off on Pukeko Pictures’ Kiddets Partners with Plunket

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society Pukeko Pictures’ preschool brand, Kiddets has partnered with Plunket, New Zealand’s largest provider of free development, health and wellbeing support services for children under five. The partnership will see Kiddets and Plunket branded collateral available to Plunket’s 530 locations across New Zealand, helping to make children’s Well Child checks even […]

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Dancing for Plunket

By   /  April 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, Health, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Plunket Society  /  Comments Off on Dancing for Plunket

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society This week Dancing with the Stars NZ announced that Jude Dobson, beloved 90s TV personality and passionate advocate for children and families, will be appearing on this season’s show – and Plunket is her charity of choice!  “We are really excited that Jude has chosen to support Plunket,” said Amanda Malu, Plunket […]

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Home truths about the tricky In-Work Tax Credit

By   /  April 3, 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 Home truths about the tricky In-Work Tax Credit

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) There I was, Sole Parent Beneficiary, lolling on the couch with my low-quality beverage, savouring the luxury of my state-funded holiday, when I found out that simply by securing four to six extra hours of paid work, I could increase my family’s weekly income by $72 (on top of […]

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New Child Poverty statistics will provide a sound baseline for reduction targets

By   /  April 2, 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 New Child Poverty statistics will provide a sound baseline for reduction targets

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 02 April 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is pleased to see Statistics New Zealand (SNZ) has been able to produce some sound baselines against which the Government can measure its progress in reducing Child Poverty.  ​ As CPAG has noted previously, the 2018 Household Economic Survey (HES) data […]

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40,000+ Sign Petition Calling For End of School-Based Gender Indoctrination

By   /  April 2, 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 40,000+ Sign Petition Calling For End of School-Based Gender Indoctrination

Source: Family First Media Release 2 April 2019 Family First NZ is welcoming a petition which is being presented to Parliament today calling for an end to gender ideology indoctrination in primary and secondary schools. The petition from mother and registered teacher Helen Houghton asks “That the House of Representatives urge the Ministry of Education to […]

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Overwhelming Majority Tell MPs To Kill The Euthanasia Bill

By   /  April 1, 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 Overwhelming Majority Tell MPs To Kill The Euthanasia Bill

Source: Family First Media Release 31 March 2019 Family First NZ, a member of the Care Alliance which has analysed the almost-39,000 submissions made regarding David Seymour’s assisted suicide bill, says that there is overwhelming opposition to the bill being considered by Parliament and that MPs should vote against the bill at 2nd Reading. The just-released […]

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Dedicated service for caregivers

By   /  March 29, 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 Dedicated service for caregivers

Source: Ministry for Children Dedicated service for caregivers | Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children We now have 11 regionally based Care Teams whose sole focus is finding and supporting loving caregivers for tamariki and rangatahi.  Published on29 Mar 2019 Our new Caregiver Recruitment and Support Service is up and runningSometimes it’s not possible for children to […]

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Gráinne’s update – March 2019

By   /  March 29, 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 Gráinne’s update – March 2019

Source: Ministry for Children Gráinne’s update – March 2019 | Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children Chief Executive Gráinne Moss reflects on the month that’s been, and talks about the Oranga Tamariki response to the tragedy in Christchurch on March 15. Published on29 Mar 2019 CategoryChief Executive updates Reflecting on this month Across the country we’ve all […]

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Care Standards give tamariki in care a voice

By   /  March 28, 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 Care Standards give tamariki in care a voice

Source: Ministry for Children Care Standards give tamariki in care a voice | Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children Part 4 of the National Care Standards is about supporting children and young people to express their views and contribute to their care experience. Published on28 Mar 2019 Giving tamariki a voice Under Part 4, every child and […]

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Measuring deprivation in New Zealand regions – a CPAG presentation series

By   /  March 25, 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 Measuring deprivation in New Zealand regions – a CPAG presentation series

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 25 March 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and Associate Professor Dan Exeter are launching a series of discussion documents which look at the concentration and drivers of deprivation in regions across Aotearoa, using The New Zealand Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD). The IMD, produced by Dr Exeter and […]

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Indigenous service award for Mahuru

By   /  March 22, 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 Indigenous service award for Mahuru

Source: Ministry for Children Indigenous service award for Mahuru | Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children The Ngāpuhi-led remand service, Mahuru, has received an international award for supporting tamariki Māori to make positive life choices and cultural connections. Published on22 Mar 2019 Celebrating innovationNgāpuhi Iwi Social Services (NISS) received the award at an indigenous affairs conference held […]

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