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Closing Date Set For Submissions Child Support Amendment Bill Supplementary Order Paper No 538

Press Release – Social Services and Community Committee

  The Social Services and Community Committee has set a closing date for public submissions on the Child Support Amendment Bill Supplementary Order Paper No 538. Currently, late payment penalties are imposed on a liable parent if they … Read more »

Strong Sense Of Self Key To Pacific Sexual Health

Press Release – University of Auckland

Confident Pacific children who grow up to be resilient adults is the goal of a University of Auckland project that has received $442,000 in Health Research Council funding. Dr Analosa Veukiso-Ulugia has been awarded a Pacific Postdoctoral Fellowship for … Read more »

Māori Party Says Grainne Moss Must Go Now

Press Release – The Maori Party

Mori Party Co Leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer says the countrys most senior Mori Minister Kelvin Davis must sack Oranga Tamariki Boss Grainne Moss immediately, following the shock resignation of her most senior Mori appointment Hoani Lambert. Lambert, … Read more »

Delivering An Interprofessional Approach When Needed Most

Press Release – Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Above: students from backgrounds including oral health therapy, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, nutrition and dietetics, social work, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, midwifery, speech language therapy, paramedicine, and optometry took part … Read more »

Children And Young People Want Time With Whānau – Survey

Press Release – Office of the Children’s Commissioner

A survey of children and young people in Aotearoa discusses how the impact of the Covid-19 lockdowns varied depending on their family situation, with those already disadvantaged usually faring worse, Childrens Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft … Read more »

New Health Scholarships Launched For Pasifika Students At Wintec

Press Release – Wintec

Wintec is proud to announce four new health study scholarships for Pasifika students, named after well-known national and Waikato Pasifika leader, Leaupepe Elisapeta (Peta) Karalus. Applications for the inaugural Leaupepe Elisapeta (Peta) Karalus Scholarships … Read more »

Temporary Visa Holders Denied Support Before Christmas

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

People here on work and student visas who are trying to remain in New Zealand to find employment and continue their studies are finding they dont meet the criteria for accessing emergency benefits, leaving them without any assistance over the Christmas … Read more »

Will A Milestone UK Case On Gender Medicine For Young People And Children Have Impacts In NZ?

Article – Public Good

In the UK High Court a legal case against the Tavistock Clinics Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) has been won by Keira Bell. Bell is a 23 year old woman who was treated with puberty blockers and testosterone followed by a mastectomy, … Read more »

Report Shows Phased Closure Of Children’s Residences Needed

Press Release – Office of the Children’s Commissioner

A review of the use of seclusion and restraint on children and young people in detention shows the urgent need for the phased closure of New Zealands four large care and protection residences, and the reduced use and eventual abolition of the four youth … Read more »

Waipareira Board Stays Intact

Press Release – Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

Waipareira Chair Ray Hall was returned to the Board at the organisations Annual General Meeting held at Hoani Waititi Marae, west Auckland, last night. Ray and fellow Board member Moyna Grace were returned and confirmed uncontested. Ray, who was voted … Read more »

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