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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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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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