Welfare Headlines

Youth Advisory Panel to aid CYF design

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has announced the appointment of a Youth Advisory Panel to ensure the voices of children are included in the review into Child, Youth and Family (CYF). The panel includes eight young people, aged 15 to 23, all … Read more »

Winston Peters’ 100 Days judged a failure by Ngapuhi

Press Release – David Rankin

Winston Peters 100 Days judged a failure by Ngapuhi There were high hopes among Maori in Northland when Winston Peters won the bi-election in the electorate earlier this year and became its MP. However, after the first 100 days as a representative … Read more »

Post Cab Presser: EQC reform, Greece & surplus stimulation

Article – Jeremy Wilkinson

Prime Minister John key discussed proposals for reform of the EQC act and the Greek economic crisis at a press conference today in Wellington. Read more »

Report card on Better Public Service targets published

Press Release – New Zealand Government

More young people are achieving higher qualifications, welfare dependency continues to fall and Kiwis are doing more of their government transactionsdigitally, Deputy Prime Minister Bill English and State Services Minister Paula Bennett say. Read more »

Time for Sonny Tau to Go

Press Release – Rudy Taylor

Raniera (Sonny) Tau should resign immediately from all positions of responsibility, after being charged for allegedly hunting and possessing protected Kereru, says Te Kotahitanga o Nga Hapu o Ngapuhi co-chair Rudy Taylor. Mr Taylor says the concept … Read more »

Allen Bryant residents updated

Press Release – West Coast District Health

The West Coast District Health Board is working hard to keep the most vulnerable and dependent older people in their local areas after flooding forced the evacuation of a Hokitika rest home last month. At a meeting last night the DHB and aged residential … Read more »

National Standards no model for Social Services delivery

Press Release – Martin Thrupp

It was astonishing to see Social Development Minister Anne Tolley recently suggest on the Q+A programme that National Standards provided a model for public service targets for the delivery of social services. Actually its the limitations of the … Read more »

Questions and Answers – July 2

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. Dr SHANE RETI (NationalWhangarei) to the Minister of Finance : What reports has he received on the international economy and its effect on New Zealands economy? Read more »

Second-class certainty: sticky plaster tax policy?

Press Release – Community Housing Aotearoa

Second-class certainty: sticky plaster tax policy? The Governments announcement about tax provisions to remedy issues over the charitable status of community housing providers is causing concern in the sector, according to Scott Figenshow, Director … Read more »

Including dads in positive parenting programme

Press Release – Auckland University

University of Auckland research has found that including dads in a positive parenting programme adapted to enhance father engagement and teamwork greatly improved the behaviour of children, their own parenting practices, and the familys overall … Read more »

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