Welfare Headlines

Earthquake repair programme well on track

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A significant milestone in the Governments commitment to the Christchurch rebuild has been achieved, says Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett. Today marks the half-way point in a comprehensive repair of earthquake-damaged Housing New Zealand (HNZ) properties, … Read more »

Turia: Women’s Refuge Conference 2014

Speech – The Maori Party

This is a milestone moment in my life. This will be my last official address as Co-leader of the Maori Party. On Saturday night at our Hui-a-Tau, I will be standing down from that role and enabling a new co-leader, wahine, to take the party forward. Read more »

New Zealand reaffirms commitment to open government

Press Release – New Zealand Government

State Services Minister Paula Bennett is pleased to announce that today New Zealand formally became a member of the Open Government Partnership, with the publication of New Zealands Open Government Partnership (OGP) Action Plan. Read more »

Questions and Answers – October 30

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

EconomyInterest Rates and Inflation 1. ALASTAIR SCOTT (NationalWairarapa) to the Minister of Finance : What reports has he received on the economy, particularly on the direction of interest rates and inflation? Read more »

Bennett parks numbers on social housing

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett admitted today that well over 1000 families have been subsidised through the accommodation supplement to stay in the Ranui campground, somewhere she has previously described as not the right place for children to be … Read more »

Can do’ attitude sees Upper Hutt woman honoured

Press Release – Attitude Trust

Can do attitude sees Upper Hutt woman honoured Being blind has often made it hard for Pam MacNeill (56) to get a job. But her determination to establish a career for herself, and at the same time help other disabled people find work, has paid off … Read more »

False birth registration brings home detention

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

A Whangarei woman who attempted to register the birth of a fictitious child to claim a sole parent benefit was sentenced to six months home detention in the Whangarei District Court today. Read more »

Anti-worker legislation is anti-Pacifica

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, will go down in history as being part of a Government that harmed his own people through anti-worker legislation, says Labours Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson Sua William Sio. Read more »

NZ home loan affordability flat as house prices stagnate

Press Release – Roost Home Loan Affordability Report

The full media release is attached which includes important additional information, including links to all Regional Reports … Here is an extract. Read more »

50 Years of Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

Press Release – Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW), the professional association of social workers is celebrating 50 years of representing Social Workers in Aotearoa by hosting an Anniversary Event in Christchurch on November 28th and 29th 2014. Read more »

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