Welfare Headlines

NZ CanTeen president student helps young people with cancer

Press Release – Canterbury University

While many young people are enjoying the beach over the holidays, University of Canterbury student Rachel Allan has been helping young people face up to cancer. Read more »

Zoofari raises $26.5K for low decile students in 2015

Press Release – Wellington Zoo

Just in time for Christmas, the Warehouse Group has presented Wellington Zoo with a cheque for $26, 498.40 money raised in The Warehouse stores across the region to help students from low decile schools visit the Zoo in 2015. Read more »

17 too young for teens to be shown the door

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Laws which see young people under the care of CYFS abandoned once they turn 17 will mean at least a dozen young Kiwis will be left to fend for themselves over the December festive season, Labours Childrens spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says. Read more »

Our Three Wishes for Christmas

Press Release – Rural Women New Zealand

This year Rural Women ran a very successful awareness campaign, under the umbrella of Its OK to Ask for Help, on how to stay safe in the home and where to go for help. Read more »

Consultation on NZ report on the Rights of the Child

Press Release – Ministry of Social Development

Sacha ODea, General Manager, Ageing, Disability and International of the Ministry of Social Development, announced the opening of public consultation on the Fifth Periodic Report under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC) … Read more »

Misleading advertising promoting UK pension scheme transfers

Press Release – Financial Markets Authority

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) is warning people to be cautious of potentially misleading and deceptive advertising about transferring United Kingdom pension scheme entitlements to New Zealand. Read more »

International Recognition for Kiwi Mental Health Website

Press Release – Kyle Macdonald

New Zealand psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald has been singled out for his pioneering work in treating anxiety and listed as one of this years top-10 online experts on the subject. Read more »

New community housing development opened

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett today opened Accessible Properties new community housing development in Johnsonville, furthering the Governments commitment to providing better social housing for those in need. Read more »

Social housing provider opens development in Johnsonvillle

Press Release – Accessible Properties

Social housing provider, Accessible Properties, will be opening eight new social housing units in a new housing development in Johnsonville tomorrow. Read more »

Anake Goodall appointed Executive Chair

Press Release – Akina Foundation

Anake Goodall has been appointed Executive Chair of the kina Foundation, and will begin his role on 1 January 2015. Read more »

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