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Poverty to blame for escalating respiratory illness

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) applauds the recent spotlight on childrens health by the New Zealand Herald. Read more »

Health qualifications: wellbeing and community at forefront

Press Release – University of Waikato

The University of Waikato has announced a new Bachelor of Health degree and Certificate in Health and Wellbeing that are putting wellbeing and the needs of our communities at the forefront. Read more »

John Tamihere Policy for Homelessness and Begging

Press Release – John Tamihere

John Tamihere Policy for Homelessness and Begging House the Homeless and Ban the Beggar with Compassion Homelessness in this city has come to be so prevalent, that a number of people have become numb to the inhumanity of it and have normalised … Read more »

Tamihere’s policy to fix homelessness and begging

Press Release – John Tamihere

Auckland mayoral candidate John Tamihere will establish a hotline – 0800 JACINDA (5224632) – for Aucklanders who see rough sleepers or beggars, as part of his homelessness and beggars social policy released today. Read more »

Simon Shepherd interviews Andrew Little

Press Release – TVNZ

Simon Shepherd: Well, the minister behind that legislation is Justice Minister Andrew Little. He has also recently been in London, where he met with government ministers from the UK, Australia, Canada and America. Part of the agenda how to ensure … Read more »

Colonisation and archaic British law behind state welfare

Press Release – New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Colonisation and the legacy of archaic British law were the starting points for our modern child welfare system that is inherently racist and disadvantages Mori in particular, the Indigenous Nurses Aotearoa Conference was told today. Read more »

Ideology Chosen Over Regard for Human Life in Abortion Vote

Press Release – Family Life International

Family Life International is appalled at the blatant disregard for human life shown by the majority of New Zealands politicians at the first reading of the abortion legislation bill. Read more »

Social Services Careers

Press Release – UCOL

With demand for social service professionals, a Bachelor of Social Services might just be the answer needed to help with the governments wellbeing review plans. Read more »

Call for nominations for Civic Awards

Press Release – Palmerston North City Council

Nominations have opened for Palmerston North City Councils annual Civic Awards, the citys highest recognition for voluntary service. Read more »

Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill passes final reading

Article – RNZ

The bill gives police discretion to take a health-centred approach, rather than prosecuting those in possession of class A drugs. Read more »

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