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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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New survey numbers to be celebrated, but children can’t wait for reporting

By   /  July 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 New survey numbers to be celebrated, but children can’t wait for reporting

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 07 July 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) commends the announcement by Minister of Statistics James Shaw that his ministry will be kicking off New Zealand’s most extensive survey of child poverty this month “to give a clearer picture of how poverty affects everyone; from children to the elderly”. […]

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Future focus at National Hui

By   /  July 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Future focus at National Hui

Source: Ministry for Children Future focus at National Hui | Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children There was an air of possibility at the Oranga Tamariki National Forum held in Wellington. Published on6 Jul 2018 [embedded content] Building momentum togetherProviders came together to hear what’s ahead for the sector and build on the momentum established through regional […]

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Care Standards support tamariki and caregivers

By   /  July 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Care Standards support tamariki and caregivers

Source: Ministry for Children Care Standards support tamariki and caregivers | Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children A tremendous step forward for tamariki and rangatahi in care, and a significant milestone for Oranga Tamariki.  Published on5 Jul 2018 Changing expectations of careNational care standards regulations are now approved under the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989. The care standards […]

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A heartfelt letter penned by Ms F

By   /  July 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 A heartfelt letter penned by Ms F

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 04 July 2018 Through eight hard years, a sole mother pleaded her case against the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) who argued before the High Court that because she took out loans in the form bank loans, credit cards and family loans to pay for needed home repairs and to support […]

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High court rules loans are not income for welfare beneficiaries

By   /  July 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 High court rules loans are not income for welfare beneficiaries

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 03 July 2018 In a breakthrough decision released today the High Court has said that loans are not income for social security purposes and Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is calling on the Minister of Social Development to immediately remove all debts, cases and prosecutions against beneficiaries where loans […]

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Working for Families is not a trap, it’s a run-down house in need of TLC  

By   /  June 29, 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 Working for Families is not a trap, it’s a run-down house in need of TLC  

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) People should be wary of recent criticism of Working for Families (WFF) tax credits as being a poverty trap. The problem is not the system itself, but the poor design from its inception. It goes without saying that there are extra costs involved in raising children; Governments have recognised […]

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CPAG welcomes Working for Families increases on July 1

By   /  June 29, 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 Working for Families increases on July 1

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 29 June 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the long overdue increases to Working for Families (WFF) rates coming in this Sunday. But after six years of no adjustment for average wage and cost increases, the changes signify little more than an overdue catch-up. Working families on low […]

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Te Maioha welcomes Matariki

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Te Maioha welcomes Matariki

Source: Ministry for Children Te Maioha welcomes Matariki | Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children Te Maioha o Parekarangi Youth Justice Residence hosted a concert and dinner for young people and invited guests to celebrate Matariki together. Published on22 Jun 2018 [embedded content] The stars were outThe sighting of the cluster of stars, known as ‘Matariki’ for […]

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CPAG’s 2018 Annual General Meeting and Guest Speaker Len Cook

By   /  June 19, 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’s 2018 Annual General Meeting and Guest Speaker Len Cook

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 19 June 2018 We would love for our supporters and members to join us on Wednesday 25 July for: CPAG’s 2018 Annual General Meeting (6.30pm) Are you a current member of CPAG and passionate about the well-being of New Zealand children? Would you like to play a bigger part […]

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Act of kindness

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Act of kindness

Source: Ministry for Children Act of kindness | Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children A random act of kindness from a store owner in Whangarei has made a big difference for a child in our care and his whānau. Published on15 Jun 2018 James enjoys his new bike Above and beyond Two-year-old James was gifted a bike […]

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Remember the ‘heater-metre rule’ this winter

By   /  April 24, 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 Remember the ‘heater-metre rule’ this winter

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Remember the ‘heater-metre rule’ this winter The recent wintry blast has signalled that winter is not far away, and Plunket is reminding families that now is a good time to get prepared and stay alert to the dangers from heaters, fireplaces and other sources of winter […]

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CPAG education expert appointed to Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce

By   /  April 19, 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 CPAG education expert appointed to Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: CPAG education expert appointed to Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is thrilled with the Minister of Education’s appointment of Professor John O’Neill to the Independent Taskforce to Review Tomorrow’s Schools. Professor O’Neill, Head of the Institute of Education at Massey University, is […]

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April Newsletter

By   /  April 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 April Newsletter

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: April Newsletter Kia ora koutou katoa, and welcome to Child Poverty Action Group New Zealand’s April 2018 newsletter.   In This Issue Nationwide post budget events 2018 Child Poverty Reduction Bill Submission Round the Bays 2018 Community film screening fundraiser Policy news CPAG news update CPAG […]

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ABORTION: I’M WITH BOTH – Tell the Law Commission

By   /  April 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Children and Wellbeing, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Press Release  /  Comments Off on ABORTION: I’M WITH BOTH – Tell the Law Commission

Source: Family First – Press Release/Statement: Headline: ABORTION: I’M WITH BOTH – Tell the Law Commission Health of the mother. Health of the unborn child.Legal safety of the mother. Legal status of the unborn child. The Labour-led Government is reviewing the abortion laws. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says that abortion should not be covered in […]

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Listening to the needs of young Karori families – consultation means future of crèche on hold

By   /  April 13, 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 Listening to the needs of young Karori families – consultation means future of crèche on hold

Source: New Zealand Plunket Society – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Listening to the needs of young Karori families – consultation means future of crèche on hold Statement from Plunket Chief Executive Amanda Malu: “We’ve heard a wide variety of views, ideas and questions following our decision to no longer provide early childhood education in Karori. Some […]

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Human rights, housing and child poverty – where do we stand?

By   /  April 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, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Human rights, housing and child poverty – where do we stand?

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Human rights, housing and child poverty – where do we stand? How well is New Zealand doing to ensure it upholds its international obligations to human rights, especially where they relate to children? The concluding observations from a recent review of how New Zealand is […]

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CPAG welcomes new report on Children’s Rights

By   /  April 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, Press Release  /  Comments Off on CPAG welcomes new report on Children’s Rights

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: CPAG welcomes new report on Children’s Rights Child Poverty Action Group welcomes the new report from the Children’s Convention Monitoring Group (CCMG), and its timely release following the 25th anniversary of New Zealand signing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC). The […]

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Proposed Education Bill could be disastrous for disadvantaged children

By   /  March 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, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Proposed Education Bill could be disastrous for disadvantaged children

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Proposed Education Bill could be disastrous for disadvantaged children Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that if passed, the Education (Social Investment Funding and Abolition of Decile System) Amendment Bill could put schools serving income poor and materially deprived communities at risk of losing funding they […]

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