Welfare Headlines

Gordon Campbell on using ‘kaupapa Maori’ as a cloak

Column – Gordon Campbell

T he faux outrage yesterday from the Maori Party over the kaupapa Maori critical comment made by Labour leader Andrew Little has been quite a sight to behold. Surely in an election year, it is very much open to question whether the Maori Partys … Read more »

Joyce unveils first social bond pilot

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Finance Minister Steven Joyce unveiled the first social bond pilot to support getting people with moderate mental health problems back into the workforce in a pitch to the public service that it will have to lift its performance … Read more »

National cooking the planet with gas

Press Release – Green Party

National is not taking seriously its responsibility to protect future generations and eliminate climate-damaging pollution, despite its high-profile commitment last year to the Paris Climate agreement, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Campaign to raise funds for more child advocates launched

Press Release – Women’s Refuge

The prevalence of violence in families in New Zealand is significant, with over 40,000 women and children referred to Womens Refuge last year; just under half of those were for children. Today Womens Refuge launches a campaign to ensure that kids … Read more »

Hāpai congratulates Muriwhenua for promoting hauora Māori

Press Release – Hapai Te Hauora

Kapa haka favourites Muriwhenua will unveil a special new haka at the national kapa haka championships Te Matatini next week.”Ko te wharetapu o muriwhenua Thomas Strickland, Kaihaka of Muriwhenua said “The haka makes a stance against all … Read more »

No mana for Māori

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A vote for the Mana Mori deal is a vote for National, says Labours Mori Development spokesperson Kelvin Davis. Read more »

International visitor spending reaches $10.1b

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Communities around New Zealand are continuing to benefit from steady growth in international visitor spending, which reached $10.1 billion in the year to December, Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says. Read more »

Questions & Answers – 16 February 2017

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. Hon ANNETTE KING (Deputy LeaderLabour) to the Minister of Health : Is he satisfied that the current level of investment into public health facilities and services is meeting acceptable standards and patient needs? Read more »

Polygamous Marriage: Is Govt Bending The Rules?

Press Release – Family First Lobby

Family First NZ is concerned that the government may be turning a blind eye to polygamous marriages in New Zealand when assessing entitlements to welfare support. Read more »

National Government challenged to debate pensions

Press Release – NZ Seniors Party

For years the New Zealand Government has blocked all efforts to have pensions debated in parliament and have spent, last year alone, 33 million dollars in the Crown Law Office on legal fees included in which was defending their direct deduction policy … Read more »

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