Welfare Headlines

Global links strengthen agriculture research

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A new round of research funding and the appointment of a Special Representative are big steps forward for New Zealands involvement in the Global Research Alliance, Ministers Paula Bennett and Nathan Guy say. Read more »

Parent Help Reply Budget

Press Release – Parent Help

In todays Budget a total of $642 million, to be spent over four years, has been allocated to a range of initiatives within the social investment package. One such initiative includes ongoing investment in New Zealand children and their families. Read more »

Child Poverty: Don’t Mention Family Structure

Press Release – Family First

A report just released on child poverty and its causes argues that the elephant in the room in the debate is family structure which is being constantly ignored, but that it is contributing significantly to increasing income inequality and child … Read more »

Award For Judges of the Rangatahi Courts Celebrated

Press Release – Chief District Court Judge Jan-Marie Doogue

International recognition for the work of Judges of the New Zealand District Court and the contribution of kaumtua from 14 marae in developing Ng Kti Rangatahi o Aotearoa, the Rangatahi Courts and the Pasifika Courts, will be conferred at Aucklands … Read more »

SHAN welcomes Pact decision

Press Release – State Housing Action

SHAN welcomes the decision by South Island-based PACT community group to pull out of the process to negotiate the purchase of state houses in Invercargill. Read more »

Disappointing Budget fails children again

Press Release – Whangarei Child Poverty Action Group

80 community members who attended the Whangarei CPAG post budget lunch today left disappointed and angry at the lack of solutions to child poverty provided by the Government in the 2016 Budget. Read more »

Children’s Commissioner misses out in Budget

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Jacinda Adern List MP based in Auckland Central Childrens Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 28 May 2016 Childrens Commissioner misses out in Budget The Office of the Childrens Commissioner has missed out on a much needed boost in this years Budget, meaning … Read more »

The brave new world of school funding

Press Release – Pukeko Research

It is a basic fact of schooling worldwide that children from advantaged homes arrive at school education-ready, while the disadvantaged are not. Children from advantaged backgrounds are often able to read and calculate, hold complex conversations and … Read more »

Government heading to a more effective ETS

Press Release – Wood Council of NZ

The New Zealand Wood Council says the government decision to phase out a polluters subsidy in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is a step in the right direction, but much more needs to be done. Read more »

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Bill English

Press Release – The Nation

Headlines: Finance Minister blames Auckland Council for housing shortage, saying it is responsible for land, housing and infrastructure supply in the city, while government provides rental subsidies. Read more »

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