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New Karori Tunnel Would Unlock Access For 25,000 WesternResidents

Press Release – Karori Residents Association

Karori Residents Association has come up with a comprehensive proposal that would see greater access for around 18,000 Karori residents plus Karori businesses and public transport of all types, as well as at least seven thousand more western suburbs … Read more »

Police Accept IPCA Findings On 111 Welfare Call

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police acknowledge and accept the Independent Police Conduct Authoritys findings in relation to the handling of a 111 call reporting concerns about a childs welfare. The great-grandmother of two-year-old Nevaeh Ager called 111 on the evening of Wednesday … Read more »

An Inclusive Growth Agenda For The Next Generation

Press Release – Helen Clark Foundation

Joint media release Helen Clark Foundation and the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research An inclusive growth agenda for the next generation The full report is here .  A newly released report from the Helen Clark Foundation and the New Zealand … Read more »

Call For A By Māori For Māori Approach For Care And Protection

Press Release – Office of the Children’s Commissioner

He mihi aroha tnei ki ng reo katoa kua hmai krero ki a mtau. He utu nui te mamae e piri tonu nei ki ng mahara, engari, e ai ki te krero, he tohu hoki o te aroha. Nareira, e kore e mutu te rere o ng mihi ki a koutou ng kaitukukrero. … Read more »

Oranga Tamariki Reforms Must Address Systemic Racism And Unsafe Workloads

Press Release – Public Service Association

The union for Oranga Tamariki employees says Te Kuku O Te Manawa – the Childrens Commissioners Report on Oranga Tamariki – highlights the need for deep and far-reaching change, both at OT and throughout New Zealand society. Oranga Tamariki staff are … Read more »

Oranga Tamariki report: Government must transfer power to Māori – Children’s Commissioner

Article – RNZ

The Children’s Commissioner is calling for an urgent and significant transformation of Oranga Tamariki – and is telling the government to commit to a transfer of power to Mori. Read more »

The Labour Government Gaslights People In Poverty

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

The government issued a response letter to the open letter which now has support from 70 organisations in New Zealand, calling them to lift benefits and low incomes to liveable levels before Christmas. In their response they outline what theyve … Read more »

Emergency Benefit Better Late Than Never

Press Release – Community Law Centres Aotearoa

Community Law welcomes the Government announcement that people on temporary work, student or visitor visas who cant return home or support themselves will have access to the emergency benefit. It is appropriate that Minister Sepuloni has … Read more »

Family Works Central Supports World Children’s Day

Press Release – Family Works

This year on 20 November, World Childrens Day will mark its 66th anniversary. Family Works is taking the opportunity to remind the community of the services it offers to help tamariki and whnau/children and their families flourish. World Childrens … Read more »

Strategy Aims To Kick Off ‘Courageous Conversations’

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

A public consultation process aimed at enhancing the citys relationship with Maori was approved by Hamilton City Council today. He Pou Manawa Ora Pillars of Wellbeing is a strategic document that will focus Councils work on delivering … Read more »

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