Welfare Headlines

International Belly Dancers raise money for women’s shelters

Press Release – Phoenix Belly Dance

International Belly Dancers raise money for women’s shelters Local dancers and dance school, Phoenix Belly Dance, will be performing around Auckland on International Belly Dance day to raise funds for the North Shore Women’s Centre. Read more »

Babies and parents mobilise for 26 weeks paid parental leave

Press Release – New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Babies and parents mobilise for 26 weeks paid parental leave in park near John Key’s house on 4 May Read more »

Positive results from investment in health of young Māori

Press Release – University of Otago

New Zealand is making gains at improving underlying factors affecting the health of Mori children and young people, a new report by the University of Otago-based NZ Child and Youth Epidemiology Service shows. Read more »

Climate Minister’s Challenge Accepted

Press Release – IPWEA

Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) NZ President, Peter Higgs, has accepted the invitation and challenge from Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett who recently signed New Zealand’s commitments to the Paris Climate Change Agreement. … Read more »

Minister welcomes ban on offensive slogans

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Associate Minister of Tourism Paula Bennett today welcomed a decision by the Office of the Chief Censor to ban three slogans on Wicked Campers vans. Read more »

MyMSD puts clients in the driving seat

Press Release – Ministry of Social Development

Fifty thousand people have already signed up to MyMSD, the Ministry of Social Developments new online service which is making it faster and easier for its clients to get the services they need. Read more »

Paula Bennett notches up second climate failure

Press Release – Green Party

New Climate Minister Paula Bennett has notched up her second major fail for the climate in a week, overseeing a decision to keep burning coal at the Huntly power station until 2022, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Community Organisation Grants Scheme opens

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Local community groups can now apply for grants under the Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS), which is open for applications from today. Read more »

Inner City Women’s Group develops App

Press Release – Inner City Women’s Group

Inner City Womens Group develops App to screen for relationships for abuse and connect with support services Inner City Womens Group have developed a unique App to enable women throughout New Zealand to screen their relationships for abuse … Read more »

Government not doing enough for rental properties

Press Release – Jennian Homes

Government not doing enough for rental properties, says building expert It was announced earlier this week that Nelson City Council may implement a compulsory warrant of fitness (WoF) for rental properties, which Aidan Jury of Jennian Homes says signifies … Read more »

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