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A Village for Every Wee One

Press Release – New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists.

Looking at a wee baby snuggled between her loving parents brings us joy. Not just because she is the new daughter of our Prime Minister and her partner, but because she has safely arrived into a secure and loving family that will be able to give … Read more »

Minister Martin’s proposed intervention strategy

Press Release – Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) supports Minister for Children Tracey Martins strategy of intensive intervention to lower the number of children being placed in care. Read more »

Govt arrogantly dismissing experts and academics

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Ardern-Peters Government continues to arrogantly show it doesnt want its ideas challenged and that its willing to insult those who disagree with its ministers, Nationals Deputy Leader Paula Bennett says. Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – June 21

Press Release – Hansard

1. Hon PAULA BENNETT (Deputy LeaderNational) to the Prime Minister : Does he have confidence in all his Ministers? Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS (Acting Prime Minister) : Yes. Hon Paula Bennett : How can he have confidence in the Minister in charge of … Read more »

Lifewise response to Minister of Children’s vision

Press Release – Lifewise

Alleluia! Lifewise completely endorses Minister Tracey Martin’s vision of fewer children in state care. Read more »

Minister needs to find best carers

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Minister for Children Tracey Martin has some work to do to mend fences with those who are well-placed to help New Zealand children in need of foster care, Nationals spokesperson for Children Alfred Ngaro says. Read more »

Govt trivialises serious indecent assault as a ‘pinch’

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Governments characterisation of an indecent assault on a female Corrections Officer by a male prisoner as a pinch trivialises the offence and undermines the victim, Nationals Women spokesperson Paula Bennett and Justice spokesperson … Read more »

Parliament: Oral Questions – 21 June 2018

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in all his Ministers? Read more »

Oranga Tamariki apologises for TradeMe ad

Article – RNZ

Oranga Tamariki has apologised for what the National Party is calling the crass use of auction website TradeMe to find foster parents for children. Read more »

Black November: when neighbours risked their lives to help neighbours

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Chief Executive | Public Health Association of New Zealand

Following last year’s World War 1 commemoration, the names of those whose lives were lost and of the great battles – Gallipoli, the Somme, Passchendaele, Monte Casino, the Coral Sea – are respectfully recalled on memorials around the country. Read more »

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