Welfare Headlines

Misleading advertising promoting UK pension scheme transfers

Press Release – Financial Markets Authority

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) is warning people to be cautious of potentially misleading and deceptive advertising about transferring United Kingdom pension scheme entitlements to New Zealand. Read more »

International Recognition for Kiwi Mental Health Website

Press Release – Kyle Macdonald

New Zealand psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald has been singled out for his pioneering work in treating anxiety and listed as one of this years top-10 online experts on the subject. Read more »

New community housing development opened

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett today opened Accessible Properties new community housing development in Johnsonville, furthering the Governments commitment to providing better social housing for those in need. Read more »

Social housing provider opens development in Johnsonvillle

Press Release – Accessible Properties

Social housing provider, Accessible Properties, will be opening eight new social housing units in a new housing development in Johnsonville tomorrow. Read more »

Anake Goodall appointed Executive Chair

Press Release – Akina Foundation

Anake Goodall has been appointed Executive Chair of the kina Foundation, and will begin his role on 1 January 2015. Read more »

State Services Commission Staff Highest Paid in Govt Sector

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The average salary for staff at the State Services Commission is higher than at any other government department, according to figures released by the Taxpayers Union. This mornings Dominion Post reported the Commission staff earn an average of more … Read more »

Free GP Visits for Seniors Makes Economic Sense

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Giving three free GP visits to SuperGold cardholders makes economic sense — the freebie to see the doctor will save health dollars, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Welfare system out of date and out of touch

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A new Child Poverty Action Group report released today highlights another example of how our outmoded social welfare system is harming kids, says Labours Social Development Spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni. Read more »

A tough time for problem gamblers

Press Release – Salvation Army

The Christmas holiday period can be an excruciating time for problem gamblers and a time of grief for their families. Read more »

Children suffer: welfare’s outdated ideas on relationships

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

A CPAG report released today argues that the use of a ‘couple’ as the unit for determining welfare support is confusing and outdated, and can have serious harmful effects on children. The report has been written to raise awareness of these disturbing issues … Read more »

Next Page »