Welfare Headlines

Yet Another Example of Government Inertia

Press Release – Aotearoa Students’ Alliance

The oblivious response from Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith on 1 News last night to calls from the Aotearoa Students Alliance to improve students welfare is yet another example of the Governments callous … Read more »

Have you seen 9-year-old Blair Crabtree?

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Hawkes Bay Police need the communitys help to find 9-year-old Blair Crabtree. Read more »

New report shows over $6m a day spent in housing support

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government spent $550 million over the last three months to support New Zealanders with a roof over their heads the equivalent of $6.2 million every day. Social Housing Minister Amy Adams released the new Social Housing Quarterly Report for the … Read more »

Easter Bunny Hunts and Best Dressed Possum school events

Opinion – Lynley Tulloch

With the last of the chocolate wiped from the mouths of overstuffed children we can now proclaim Easter finished. Yet some of the hypocrisies emerging in the name of this celebration are likely to die hard. Easter is one of the oldest festivals of … Read more »

Benefit numbers continue to fall

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the number of people receiving a main benefit has continued to fall, with the proportion of the population on a main benefit (9.6 per cent) the lowest its been in a March quarter since 1997. Read more »

Debate about the Family Court

Press Release – Office of the Principal Family Court Judge

In recent weeks criticism of the Family Court has been aired publicly based on anecdotal experiences of a sample of people who have sought the intervention of the court to help resolve disputes in their personal relationships. Some of the accounts contain … Read more »

Waikato to host NZ’s first UN tourism monitoring observatory

Press Release – University of Waikato

The University of Waikatos Management School will host New Zealands first Tourism Monitoring Observatory, which reports to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Read more »

Bennett Denied Police Cuts, But the Truth is Out

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Minister of Police Paula Bennett just wont admit the truth the government has the police in a financial choke-hold, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Pay Rise But Why Did National Wait So Long

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 18 APRIL 2017 Pay Rise But Why Did National Wait So Long The National government claims that the wage rise for aged care workers mostly women is wonderful, … Read more »

HealthCare NZ welcomes pay equity decision

Press Release – Healthcare NZ

Healthcare of New Zealand Holdings Ltd (HealthCare NZ), one of New Zealands more experienced providers of health and disability community services, welcomes news from Prime Minister Bill English regarding todays historic pay equity settlement … Read more »

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