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School kids to help stock food banks

Press Release – Cans for Good

Watties Cans for Good is back; the national can collection, creation, education and donation campaign run by The Salvation Army in partnership with Watties for New Zealand schools. Read more »

New survey numbers to be celebrated, but children can’t wait

Press Release – CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) commends the announcement by Minister of Statistics James Shaw that his ministry will be kicking off New Zealands most extensive survey of child poverty this month “to give a clearer picture of how poverty affects … Read more »

The Nation: Minister for Children Tracey Martin

Press Release – The Nation

Lisa Owen: The National Party says it’s “completely inappropriate” for New Zealand First MP Tracey Martin to be in charge of an inquiry into the appointment of a New Deputy Police Commissioner. Wally Haumaha’s promotion is controversial; … Read more »

NZ delegation to present record on women’s rights to UN

Press Release – New Zealand Government

7 July 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT New Zealand delegation to present our record on womens rights to UN Read more »

MSD and Nelson company partner to provide unemployed jobs

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister of Social Development Carmel Sepuloni is pleased to announce a partnership between the Ministry of Social Development and Nelson manufacturing and construction company XLam. Read more »

ANZASW on so called “gay conversion therapy”

Press Release – ANZASW

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) wishes to communicate its strong opposition to the practice of so-called gay conversion therapy, also known as reparative therapy, in Aotearoa New Zealand. Read more »

Christchurch restaurateur gets home D for tax evasion

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

Christchurch restaurateur Jonathon Charles Schwass has been given six months home detention for not passing on more than $250,000 of his employees tax deductions. Read more »

People sleeping rough in Christchurch city centre

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

A multi-agency approach is being planned to address the issues caused by the growing numbers of people living and begging on Christchurchs central city streets. Read more »

Record number of women on boards under National

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Newly released figures show that under the previous National Governments watch, the level of womens participation on state sector boards and committees reached a record high of 45.7 per cent, Nationals spokesperson for Women Paula Bennett … Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – July 5

Press Release – Hansard

Question No. 1Prime Minister 1. Hon PAULA BENNETT (Deputy LeaderNational) to the Prime Minister : Does he stand by all his Government’s policies and actions? Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS (Acting Prime Minister) : Yes. Hon Paula Bennett : Does he … Read more »

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