Welfare Headlines

Ex-prisoners make most of mentoring to make most of life

Press Release – PARS

Its not every day that an organisation triples a programme in size, but PARS Inc (formerly known as the Prisoners Aid and Rehabilitation Society of the Auckland District Inc) has managed to do just that with their Community Mentoring Scheme, … Read more »

Mana makes more wild statements – this time about Whānau Ora

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Earlier this week the Mana candidate for Waiariki Annette Sykes claimed the Government wants to abolish the Waitangi Tribunal and the Mori Land Court. Last night the Mana candidate for Te Tai Tokerau Hone Harawira claimed on the Native Affairs debate … Read more »

Has household income inequality really changed?

Press Release – Grant Thornton

Peter Sherwin, Partner, Privately Held Business at Grant Thornton New Zealand, looks at New Zealand household incomes, the numbers of poor households and how things have changed in this country over the last 20 years in light of a myriad of statements … Read more »

Green Party will help students in financial distress

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party will stop Nationals campaign of punishing tertiary students and do more than any other party to support young Kiwis into study, Green Party students spokesperson Gareth Hughes said today. Read more »

Parties Back Rethink of WINZ Shared Care Parenting Laws

Press Release – FiftyFifty

Overwhelming Majority of Parties Back Rethink of WINZ Shared Care Parenting Laws. Press release- Fifty Fifty Campaign, 16 September 2014 National is the only political party willing to defend the way WINZ treats separated parents who share their kids … Read more »

Parents Smacking Down Prime Minister

Press Release – Conservative Party

“John Keys failure to deliver on his promise to change the anti-smacking law is costing National votes, and helping the Conservative Party,” says Colin Craig. Read more »

Political Debate on Family Violence – Video & Audio

Press Release – Dunedin Collaboration Against Family Violence

The Dunedin Collaboration Against Family Violence was happy to host a political debate on Family Violence chaired by Professor Nicola Atwool of the University of Otago. Family Violence is a huge problem in our community and we invited representatives … Read more »

Fire highlights the need for action on youth homelessness

Press Release – Lifewise

The death of young Christchurch resident, Corey James Mclean, over the weekend highlights the growing problem of youth homelessness in New Zealand. With more than half of New Zealands homeless under the age of 25, youth homelessness is not only an economic … Read more »

Council wins $3M health project to benefit local families

Press Release – Hutt City Council

HUTT CITY COUNCIL NEWS RELEASE 15 September 2014 Council wins $3M health project to benefit local families Read more »

FedEx Employees Cook for a Cause

Press Release – FedEx

New Zealand, Sept 15, 2014 In New Zealand, every day a significant amount of quality food that could be eaten is wasted at an estimated cost of NZ$751 million per year [The Australia Institute, 2009 http://www.wasteminz.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/Report-on-Food-Waste-in-NZ-2013-Final-1.1.pdf … Read more »

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