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Te Rā O Ngā Tamariki NZ Children’s Day: Making Whānau Wellbeing The Norm

Press Release – Royal Australasian College of Physicians

In the lead up to Childrens Day in New Zealand on Sunday 1 March, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Aotearoa NZ President Dr Jeff Brown says the wellbeing of children and their whnau must remain a priority for all of society, not only … Read more »

Needle Exchanges Have Contributed To Reducing Transmission Of The Disease, New Research Suggests.

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Of more than 1650 people diagnosed with HIV between 1996 and 2018, only 2.9 per cent of cases were in people who use needles for drugsan average of just one HIV diagnosis per year. New Zealands needle exchange programme, established in the … Read more »

More Government Action Needed To Lift Children Out Of Poverty

Press Release – The Salvation Army New Zealand

Child poverty figures released today by Statistics New Zealand show further urgent Government action is needed to lift more children and whnau out of poverty, says The Salvation Army, which is calling for a change in core welfare benefits to be … Read more »

Almost 12,000 More Children On Benefits

Opinion – Lindsay Mitchell

Data released under the Official Information Act today reveals almost 12,000 more children are dependent on welfare benefits since December 2017. “At 31 December 2019 there were 206,395 children aged 0-18 reliant on caregiver on a main benefit … Read more »

Increase Wages To Address Child Poverty

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions is pleased that the Government is continuing to shine light on the issue of poverty in New Zealand and specifically child poverty with new statistics out today. CTU policy director and economist Andrea Black was at the … Read more »

Latest child poverty statistics released

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

There are nine different measures for child poverty, and these statistics were published today for the year ended June 2019, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

18,400 Children Lifted Out Of Poverty

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister Minister for Child Poverty Reduction   25 February 2020 PNUI PPHO MEDIA STATEMENT   Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has welcomed new reporting showing the Coalition Government is on track to … Read more »

Benefit Settings Rise In Line With Wages As Of 1 April

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Carmel Sepuloni Minister for Social Development     PNUI PPHO MEDIA STATEMENT Main benefits will increase by over 3 percent, instead of 1.66 percent, on 1 April with the Governments decision to annually adjust benefit … Read more »

Fundapen™ Initiative Extended To All Kiwis In Need Of Life-saving Epipen® Auto-injectors

Press Release – Allergy New Zealand

The FundaPen campaign, which last year saw hundreds of free EpiPens given to children in need, has been extended for a limited time to any New Zealander at risk of anaphylaxis. While funded stocks last, Allergy New Zealand and Pub Charity are … Read more »

Draft Report 2 Of The NZ Productivity Commission Is Wrong About Universal Basic Income

Opinion – Perce Harpham

by Perce Harpham The discussion appears to be a shallow justification to reach a preconceived conclusion that ” The Commission does not see merit in further investigating this option as a means of improving income smoothing “. Two quotations … Read more »

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