Welfare Headlines

Emergency accommodation opens in Tauranga

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Te Ururoa Flavell Te Minita Whanaketanga Mori Minister for Mori Development 28 April 2017 Media Statement Emergency accommodation opens in Tauranga Read more »

Bar Assn supports statement by Principal Family Court Judge

Press Release – NZ Bar Association

The NZBA fully supports the comments made by Principal Family Court Judge Ryan in response to allegations against the Family Court and its judges made by The Backbone Collective. Read more »

Statement re Social housing for Rotorua

Press Release – Rotorua Lakes Council

STATEMENT 27 April 2017 Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick says the council looks forward to partnering with the Government and other agencies to address housing issues in the district. This is a very high priority, she said today [Thursday 27 April] … Read more »

Barbaric treatment of children needs to cease

Press Release – Green Party

The secure care that children are experiencing whilst in Oranga Tamariki custody is barbaric and must stop immediately, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Government Locking Rural Kids Out of Universities

Press Release – Aotearoa Students’ Alliance

Students with rural backgrounds are being prevented from attending university as a result of the current loan living costs scheme, especially from the only two institutes that offer medicine qualifications, says the Aotearoa Students Alliance. Read more »

More Action Needed on Digital Inclusion

Press Release – Innovation Partnership

New Zealand has made good progress toward making Broadband accessible, but due to other factors some people are still not able to take advantage of the opportunities created by the Internet. Fellowship research released today by the Innovation Partnership … Read more »

Michael Cullen and Mike O’Brien: Menace of social investment

Press Release – New Zealand Fabian Society

Sir Michael Cullen and Mike OBrien – The menace of the social investment approach! – Thurs May 4th – Auckland Read more »

South Auckland students explore Health career options

Press Release – Massey University

Around 50 year 12 and 13 Pasifika Health Science Academy (HSA) students spent time at Massey Universitys Auckland campus exploring health careers and getting hands-on experience as part of the first Health Alliance Day. Read more »

Public meeting for Dunedin families affected by IDEA cuts

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A group of Dunedin families affected by cuts to IDEA Services will hold a public meeting on Wednesday to discuss their concerns, Dunedin South MP Clare Curran said today. Read more »

University celebrates academic success at Autumn Graduation

Press Release – University of Auckland

Thousands of graduands and their supporters will converge in central Auckland next week in one of New Zealands largest celebrations of academic success. Read more »

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