Welfare Headlines

Government have failed homeless and lack any vision

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE USE 28 February 2017 AUCKLAND ACTION AGAINST POVERTY Welfare group say Government have failed homeless and lack any vision for solutions Read more »

Motherhood penalty unacceptable

Press Release – National Council of Women of NZ

http://www.stats.govt.nz/tools_and_services/media-centre/media-releases-2017/mhood-pay-gap-2017.aspx Read more »

Pay equity a step closer – now show us the money

Press Release – Public Service Association

The governments early adoption of the equal pay principles is welcome – but National needs to back up its words with action, the Public Service Association Te Pkenga Here Tikanga Mahi says. Read more »

New employment resource for young people

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith and Associate Education Minister Louise Upston have today announced the release of a new online resource designed to help young people enter the workforce. Read more »

Urban Food Forest project gets under way

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Kaweraus Urban Food Forest (KUFF) project launched in February and will become a source of fresh produce for everyone. Read more »

Alan Johnson – ‘Off the Track’ – 2017 State of the Nation

Press Release – New Zealand Fabian Society

Alan Johnson – Off the Track – 2017 State of the Nation report – Thurs March 2nd – Auckland Read more »

Positive step forward for pay equity

Press Release – New Zealand Government

State Services Minister Paula Bennett has welcomed an agreement with unions which will see the Governments new pay equity principles applied for the first time. Read more »

Minister Must Act to Prevent Further CYF Attacks

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Minister for Social Development Anne Tolley can no longer stand idly by after yet another attack at a CYF justice facility where at least two youth ran away, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Marlborough welcomes Government tourism support

Press Release – Marlborough District Council

Marlborough Mayor John Leggett has welcomed todays announcement by Hon Paula Bennett, Minister of Tourism, of financial assistance for Marlboroughs tourism sector. Read more »

Pike families’ experts put timeline to Prime Minister

Press Release – Stand With Pike

Mining and mines rescue experts working on behalf of the Pike River families have provided the Prime Minister with a framework and timeline to gather further evidence from the Pike River drift and mine workings. Read more »

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