Welfare Headlines

Speech to the Habitat for Humanity Annual Conference

Speech – New Zealand Government

Good morning, thank you for the opportunity to talk with so many of you from your outstanding organisation. Read more »

600 to 700 Kiwis helping Kiwis at Christmas

Press Release – Life Centre Trust

christmasbox.co.nz help spread a little cheer to those in need in our communities Read more »

Collaborative EnhanceR2P research project secures funding

Press Release – Open Polytechnic

Researchers led by Open Polytechnics Neil Ballantyne have secured Ako Aotearoa funding for a collaborative sector-wide project into social workers readiness to practise in the field. Read more »

Sentencing Of Predatory Teacher Welcomed

Press Release – Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming the sentencing of teacher Stacey Reriti to more than 10 years in jail for sexually violating and manipulating a 10-year old pupil at her school, but is also calling for rape laws to be updated. Read more »

Head of the School of Social Work honoured with awards

Press Release – Massey University

Associate Professor Kieran ODonoghue has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence for research in the inaugural Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) Quality and Innovation Awards. Read more »

Suspicious package found outside Paraparaumu Work and Income

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Surrouding buildings including Coastlands Mall have been evacuated as a precaution while we assess what the item is. Read more »

Musicians Raise Festive Funds for DCM

Press Release – DCM

Wellingtons top musicians are lining up to raise money for DCM, the organisation that works at the the tough end of things. Read more »

Minimum family tax credit to rise

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Todd McClay Minister of Revenue 26 November 2015 Minimum family tax credit to rise Read more »

Successful campaign

Press Release – Kay Brereton

Successful campaign enables around 20,000 people to claim back their day from W&I Read more »

Fewer frontline staff in education despite spin

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Chris Hipkins Education Spokesperson 26 November 2015 Fewer frontline staff in education despite spin While National is busy trumpeting less back office public servants, it has glossed over the fact there are fewer frontline staff in special education … Read more »

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