Welfare Headlines

Successful summer blogging project gets a funding boost

Press Release – University of Auckland

Successful summer blogging project gets a funding boost Embargoed until 12.30pm Wednesday 13 December 2017 Over 1000 school children may be blogging over the summer to keep their literacy skills up, thanks to the partnership between the Manaiakalani … Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – Dec 13

Press Release – Hansard

Question No. 1Prime Minister 1. Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister : Does she stand by the statement in the Speech from the Throne: “Building a truly prosperous country means sharing the wealth generated by our … Read more »

PM dodges questions about KidsCan funding

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister has left more questions unanswered than not, following revelations her Government is cutting funding to childrens charity KidsCan, Nationals Spokesperson for Children Paula Bennett says. Read more »

Parliament: Oral Questions – 13 December 2017

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by the statement in the Speech from the Throne: Building a truly prosperous country means sharing the wealth generated by our economy; if so, under current law how much less tax … Read more »

Gordon Campbell on vulnerable kids and fresh RNZ funding

Column – Gordon Campbell

W hats in a word? Often a lot, in politics. In fact, the decision to remove the word vulnerable from the Ministry for Vulnerable Children could well mark a whole shift in approach to the care of children in need. And Im hedging with the … Read more »

Govt axes funding to important kids charity

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Govt axes funding to important kids charity The Coalition government needs to front up and explain its decision to cut funding for one of New Zealands leading childrens charities, Nationals Spokesperson for Children, Paula Bennett says. This evening … Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – Dec 12

Press Release – Hansard

Question No. 1Prime Minister 1. Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister : Does she stand by her Government’s policy to “create more jobs”; if so, can she confirm that over 245,000 jobs have been created … Read more »

Promises, promises broken again!

Press Release – NZ Seniors Party

Since helping form a Government, New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has been silent on many of the promises he made to get elected. Both on their website and at meetings throughout the country Mr Peters told pensioners that if elected he would: Read more »

Parliament: Oral Questions – 12 December 2017

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her Governments policy to create more jobs; if so, can she confirm that over 245,000 jobs have been created in the last 2 years? Read more »

PM’s Press Conference 11/12/17: From RBNZ to RNZB

Article – The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Jacinda Adern attended the press conference today with Minister of Finance Grant Robertson and Minister for Children Tracey Martin to announce the appointment of Adrian Orr as the new Governor of the Reserve Bank and the name change of the … Read more »

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