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Safer MSD Service Centre roll out

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, today visited the Otara Work and Income service centre, the first Auckland office with the new and improved security features stemming from the Ashburton tragedy in 2014. Read more »

Safe, warm and well-fed: Making it the norm

Press Release – Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Safe, warm and well-fed: Making it the norm The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) says that the 2018 report from the Child Poverty Monitor shows that one in five children in Aotearoa are suffering unacceptable levels of hardship and deprivation. … Read more »

Simon Bridges slip of the tongue wins 2018 Quote of the Year

Press Release – Massey University

Simon Bridges slip of the tongue wins 2018 Quote of the Year Kiwis have voted a slip of the tongue by Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges as 2018s best quote. Read more »

1300 expected for inaugural LIFE Soup Kitchen Xmas dinner

Press Release – Life Centre Trust

To celebrate the festive season, LIFE Soup Kitchen Christmas Dinner aims to ensure that the most vulnerable people in our communities dont go hungry, with the provision of a nutritious hot meal on Wednesday 12 December at the Vodafone Events Centre. Read more »

Fees free headache wastes $50 million plus

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Governments fees free scheme is not only an educational failure, it is also wasting tens of millions of dollars of taxpayers money on free gap years and late withdrawals, Nationals spokesperson for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment … Read more »

Submission from ANZASW

Press Release – Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) believes that the statistics and findings contained in the Child Poverty Monitor report released by the Office of the Childrens Commissioner this week should be a wake up call to … Read more »

MSD tells KiwiSavers to pull funds to survive

Article – RNZ

The number of people looking to dip into their KiwiSaver funds for hardship reasons is rising sharply. Read more »

Early intervention crucial in reducing family violence

Article – RNZ

The Justice Sector’s chief science advisor has singled early intervention out as a crucial way to combat New Zealand’s staggering family violence statistics. Read more »

A Call to Action in Hornby

Press Release – Salvation Army

People in Hornby want to talk to the Prime Minister about better infrastructure, economic growth and opportunities for disconnected young people. Read more »

City Mission doubling Christmas efforts due to demand

Article – RNZ

Hundreds of people lined up outside Eden Park in Auckland today but they were not clambering to get to their seats for a rugby game. Instead, they were there for food and Christmas gifts from Auckland City Mission to those in need. Read more »

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