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Child equity programme proposed for Rotorua

Press Release – Rotorua Lakes Council

A proposed Rotorua child equity programme has potential to make a big difference by ensuring those living in deprivation can access local services, facilities and activities, says Mayor Steve Chadwick. Read more »

Parliament: Oral Questions – 8 November 2018

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Questions to Ministers 1. Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all of her Governments statements and actions? Read more »

Jobseeker numbers a puzzle given unemployment numbers

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7 NOVEMBER 2018 With unemployment falling to only 3.9 percent, the growth in those receiving jobseeker benefits is a real puzzle, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union. Read more »

ANZASW statement on Abortion Law Reform

Press Release – ANZASW

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) welcomes the recent release of the Law Commissions report on Abortion Law reform. Read more »

New resource supports teaching students about mental health

Press Release – NZ Council for Educational Research

Those teaching school students about resilience, mental health, interpersonal skills, and wellbeing will welcome a new resource from NZCER Press. Read more »

Do you know what data is being collected about you?

Press Release – Maori Council

Do you know what data is being collected about you? According to Maori Council; probably not a call for a national conversation on data sovereignty Read more »

Appointment of Debbie Power to top job at MSD welcomed

Press Release – Public Service Association

The PSA has welcomed todays news of the appointment of Debbie Power – currently statutory deputy State Services Commissioner and chief executive at the State Services Commission – to the role of chief executive of the Ministry of Social Development … Read more »

Chief Executive Ministry of Social Development appointed

Press Release – State Services Commission

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has today announced the appointment of Debbie Power as Chief Executive, Ministry of Social Development. Read more »

Grants help Hastings youth achieve their dreams

Press Release – Hastings District Council

This years annual youth grant funding round has seen 10 young individuals and a basketball team receive financial support to help them achieve their dreams. Read more »

FMA and RBNZ report on bank conduct and culture

Press Release – Reserve Bank

The Financial Markets Authority and Reserve Bank of New Zealand have completed their joint review into the conduct and culture of 11 New Zealand banks. The review is the first of its kind in New Zealand. Read more »

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