Archive for March, 2017

Last day of Child, Youth and Family

Press Release – Conservative Party

Today is the final day of Child, Youth and Family. Tomorrow will see the new Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Vulnerable Children, being rolled out, with many changes set to be implemented over the coming months and years. The first and most obvious … Read more »

Funding freeze may force student suspensions

Press Release – New Zealand Educational Institute

The governments inadequate school funding and a staffing cap on specialist Ministry of Education staff has forced desperate Northland principals to threaten to suspend disruptive students, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. Read more »

What 2.5 million Kiwis want

Press Release – Joint Press Release

The future needs of more than 2.5 million Kiwis have been given a voice this week through the release of The Upper North Island Story; a report that shows how life could change for more than 53 percent of New Zealanders in the coming decade. Read more »

April 1 changes to help our kids

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Changes squarely focussed on the protection of children and young people come into effect tomorrow, along with a range of measures to ease the burden on many families, Prime Minister Bill English says. Read more »

Councils affirm commitment to key Upper N. Island alliance

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Hamilton City Council and Waikato Regional Council have today affirmed their commitment to a key strategic alliance aimed at boosting economic growth, living standards and healthy environments in the Upper North Island. Read more »

Auckland Apartment Market celebrates 20 years

Press Release – City Sales

The Auckland apartment market is said to have been born on this day in 1997. Ironically April Fools Day, however this is no trick. Though a few apartments existed already, it was not a recognised market until an independent agency broke away from the big … Read more »

Minister Tolley’s denigration of social workers uncalled for

Press Release – Public Service Association

With the establishment of Oranga Tamariki, Minister Anne Tolley should be committing to support and develop social workers skills, not scapegoating them for her Governments underfunding and underinvestment in the sector, say the PSA and the Aotearoa New … Read more »

Kiwis less optimistic about labour market in first quarter

Article – BusinessDesk

March 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealanders are slightly less optimistic about the state of the labour market, with increased concern about job security and opportunities, according to the latest Westpac McDermott Miller employment confidence survey. Read more »

Oranga Tamariki deserves the best start

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The new Ministry for Vulnerable Children (Oranga Tamariki) needs a chance to succeed, but that means proper resourcing and decent legislation, says Labours spokesperson for Children Jacinda Ardern. Read more »

Redevelopment to house 240 people making progress

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Governments plan to develop 12 old houses into 44 new social housing is moving at pace in Auckland. Read more »

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