Welfare Headlines

Speech from the Throne: State Opening of Parliament, 21 Oct

Speech – Governor General

Following the General Election, a National-led Government has been formed with a majority in the House on confidence and supply. Confidence and supply agreements have been signed between the National Party and, respectively, the ACT Party and … Read more »

Sixteen Kids Winging their way to the States

Press Release – CharityMatters

With less than a week to go before this years Koru Care New Zealand trip to the States, the trust is still in need of support. Read more »

iPredict New Zealand Weekly Economic & Political Update

Press Release – iPredict

Andrew Littles probability of being the next leader of the Labour Party has reached 70% and Jacinda Ardern is favourite to become his deputy, according to the combined wisdom of the 8000+ registered traders on New Zealands predictions market, iPredict. … Read more »

Next steps for Rules Reduction Taskforce

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Local Government Minister Paula Bennett has today launched the Rules Reduction initiative, opening the way for people to submit examples of property regulations and local rules that dont make sense. Read more »

Social housing review to start later this year

Press Release – Wellington City Council

A five-yearly review of its social housing policy is to be started later this year by Wellington City Council. Read more »

Families Commissioner steps down

Press Release – Families Commission

Families Commissioner Belinda Milnes is stepping down immediately to pursue a new role with Minister Paula Bennett. Read more »

Health of children the focus of MDHB Health Award winners

Press Release – MidCentral District Health Board

In a celebration of a decade of excellence, with a record 64 entries, the tenth MidCentral DHB Health Awards Supreme Award went to those helping our youngest and most vulnerable. Read more »

1000+ supported by Te Arawa Whanau Ora

Press Release – Te Arawa Whanau Ora Collective

Over 1000 individual whnau members are leading happier, healthier, more successful lives as a result of eight passionate and committed Mori organisations working at the coalface to help whnau find success. Read more »

Bennett to attend APEC meeting in Beijing

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Associate Finance Minister Paula Bennett leaves Monday for Beijing where she will attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) annual meeting of Finance Ministers. Read more »

Sole Parents lead the way in benefit drop

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley welcomes the latest release of benefit figures showing the number of people on welfare for the September quarter is the lowest since 2008, with sole parents leading the impressive results. Read more »

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