Welfare Headlines

‘Books for Babies’ Launches on 12 February

Press Release – Neonatal Trust

Publisher Book Island has partnered up with The Neonatal Trust, donating some of its online picture book sales to support New Zealands smallest and sickest babies and their families. Read more »

Pride Board Decision “Shameful”

Press Release – No Pride in Prisons

No Pride in Prisons : Pride Boards Decision to Allow Police and Corrections in 2016 Pride Parade Shameful Queer and trans group No Pride in Prisons is condemning the Auckland Pride Board for choosing to allow Police and Corrections Officers to … Read more »

Worrying increase in children and pets locked in vehicles

Press Release – New Zealand Automobile Association

There is an alarming rise in children and pets locked inside vehicles this summer creating a spike in emergency AA Roadservice callouts. About 210 children and pets were rescued from vehicles by the AA from December 1 to January 31, an increase of … Read more »

Te Puni Kokiri contractors cost $7.8 million

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Change has not delivered the gains as the Ministry of Maori Developments contracting and consultancy costs bulge to $7.8 million says Labours Whanau Ora Spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta. Te Puni Kokiris Chief Executive Officer Michelle Hippolite was … Read more »

P.A.C.I.F.I.C.A Northern Scholarships Awards 2015 Recipients

Press Release – PACIFICA

Since 2002 PACIFICA branches have been fundraising to build an education fund to provide educational grants to assist Pacific students with their educational development. By 2013, PACIFICA Inc was delighted to offer the following grants and scholarships: Read more »

Media Release: The Cannabis Party

Press Release – Cannabis Party

The Cannabis Party has called in the Auditor General to investigate The Drug Foundation, Children’s Commissioner and Associate Health Minster after taxpayers’ money was spent on a non-existent symposium, organised by a fraudster. Read more »

Landmark Climate Change Conference to Unite Pacific

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

Landmark Climate Change Conference to Unite Pacific Over 200 people will gather at Victoria University of Wellington next week to take part in the Universitys landmark Pacific Climate Change Conference . The conference, In The Eye of the … Read more »

Māori Party mourns Linda Grennell

Press Release – The Maori Party

The Mori Party mourns the passing of Linda Grennell, former National President of the Mori Womens Welfare League, who lost her brave fight for life in Christchurch on Tuesday night. Read more »

Where Have All The Children Gone?

Press Release – Right To Life

Nearly 50,000 5 year olds commenced their schooling in the first week of February, happy and laughing with the joy of living. Sadly there were 15,863 5 year olds missing. These are the children who were considered of little worth and whose lives were terminated … Read more »

Prime Minister’s Statement to Parliament

Speech – New Zealand Government

The Government is continuing to implement its plan to build a faster-growing economy with more jobs and rising incomes, and to support New Zealanders and their families. Read more »

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