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Simon Shepherd interviews Maori leaders

Press Release – TVNZ

Hundreds of whanau and Maori leaders gathered at a hui in Mangere last weekend where they voted unanimously for an inquiry into Oranga Tamariki. The historic meeting called for a child welfare framework to be developed by Maori, for Maori. Chair of … Read more »

Speech: Ardern – Why does good government matter?

Speech – New Zealand Government

PM: Speech to Australia and New Zealand School of Government – Why does good government matter? Read more »

Beneficiary numbers spike by almost 15,000

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

A massive spike in the number beneficiaries shows Labours anti-growth policies are slowing the economy and making it easier for people to stay on welfare, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Benefit numbers out of control under Labour

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The considerable rise in the number of people on jobseeker benefits this winter shows that the Labour-led Government is short-changing New Zealanders, Nationals Social Development Spokesperson Louise Upston says. Read more »

Tatou Tatou E! All of us together

Ros 2015 short hairRos Rice

Executive Officer | Community Networks Aotearoa

On the 27th and 28th of August two National organisations, Community Networks Aotearoa and the New Zealand Council of Social Services are working together for their biennial conference.  To be held in Wellington this year, the theme of the conference is Tātou Tātou E! Everyone Together the value of relationships in building wellbeing. Read more »

Hutt Valley Matariki Achieving Excellence in Māori Health

Press Release – Hutt Valley DHB

An outstanding community health worker and an organisation changing the lives of people suffering from respiratory conditions were the supreme winners at Hutt Valley DHBs first ever Matariki Achieving Excellence in Mori Health Awards. Read more »

Author, economist Max Rashbrooke to discuss growth in Wanaka

Press Release – Link Upper Clutha

Respected Kiwi author, journalist and economist Max Rashbrooke is coming to Wanaka to hold a timely talk about community growing pains and how people can positively influence change. Read more »

Working Poor in New Zealand a disgrace

Press Release – Closing The Gap

The growing number of working poor is an alarming indicator that the regulatory Minimum Wage does not cut it said Closing the Gap spokesperson Peter Malcolm. Read more »

Historic hui gives overwhelming agreement for Māori Inquiry

Press Release – Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency

Historic hui gives overwhelming agreement for a Mori Inquiry The inquiry into state run Oranga Tamariki will be led by whanau, kaimahi and Mori leaders. Read more »

Call for action on the practices of state removal

Press Release – Whanau Ora

An overwhelming response sees Mori from across the country pouring into Mngere today. The call for action came from Mori leadership concerned with the practice of tamariki removals by the state. Whnau, experts, and highly skilled Mori from … Read more »

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