Welfare Headlines

Poll on fluoridation hogwash

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Poll on fluoridation hogwash Too many children have lifetime opportunities limited because of poor health and more needs to be done, says Labours Whanau Ora spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta The number of tamariki hospitalised suffering from tooth decay is … Read more »

Bennett: Statement on the National Party deputy leadership

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Statement on the National Party deputy leadership Simon is an outstanding politician and he has a great future. He’s a good mate and I look forward to working with him next week. Read more »

NZAC urges Government to prioritise youth mental health

Press Release – New Zealand Association of Counsellors

News release: NZAC urges Government to prioritise youth mental health Youth mental health should be the Governments priority in light of Youthline Wellingtons cries for help, says NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC) president, Bev Weber. The … Read more »

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Wonder who the PM and Deputy will be

Opinion – Martin Doyle

Even before Monday’s caucus vote for New Zealand’s next Prime Minister and Deputy, we already know the identity of the former. Whether the deputy is Simon Bridges or Paula Bennett is almost irrelevant to New Zealand media and cartoonists.. This is … Read more »

Investigation is proof WINZ’s toxic culture is lethal

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

The Ministry of Social Development are being accused in an investigation into the death of Wendy Shoebridge for having monthly quotas to prosecute beneficiaries for benefit fraud. Read more »

NZMA calls for tax on sugary drinks

Press Release – New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) is calling on the Government to put in place a tax of 20% or more on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). Read more »

Stop calling KiwiSaver suspension a ‘holiday’ – Commissioner

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 9 (BusinessDesk) – The right to suspend payments to KiwiSaver schemes should be reduced from five years to one and the so-called ‘contributions holiday’ should be renamed a ‘savings suspension’ to “remove the positive connection with a … Read more »

Shortlist for next phase of redevelopment announced

Press Release – Tamaki Regeneration Company

Tmaki Regeneration Company (TRC) has received a great response to its Large Scale Development opportunity. Read more »

Organisational designs for MSD & Oranga Tamariki released

Press Release – Public Service Association

The PSA has received the new organisational designs for the Future Ministry of Social Development and the Ministry for Vulnerable Children Oranga Tamariki. Read more »

Struggling coeliac families in need of gluten free food

Press Release – Coeliac New Zealand

Coeliac New Zealand has seen a sharp rise in impoverished families needing gluten free food but are unable to afford it. Read more »

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