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Maths During Lockdown: A Testing Time

Press Release – University of Auckland

Parents experiencs of helping their children do maths at home during the Covid-19 lockdown varied widely depending on the school, a University of Auckland survey has found. Maths specialist Dr Lisa Darragh from the Universitys Faculty of Education … Read more »

NZ Vegetarian Society Encourages Kids To Be Kind To Animals

Press Release – NZ Vegetarian Society

Students have two weeks to enter the 2020 Think Kind Student Competition. The annual competition, which is run by the NZ Vegetarian Society, aims to inspire kindness to animals. It is open to all primary, intermediate, and secondary-aged students. … Read more »

Poll Shows NZers Want People To Access Income Support Regardless Of Romantic Status

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

Polling released today shows that 47% of people support individuals accessing income support payments whether they are in relationships or not. The same UMR poll also shows that 53% of Labour Party voters want the MSD policy to change and only 24% … Read more »

Think Ahead, Act Now: Greens Unveil Vision For Aotearoa

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party has launched its policy platform. Think Ahead, Act Now: Our Green Vision for Aotearoa was unveiled by Co-leaders Marama Davidson and James Shaw at the partys Annual General Meeting this morning. Marama Davidson said today: In … Read more »

Have Your Say On An SOP That Would Make Changes To Penalties Imposed By Child Support Amendment Bill

Press Release – Social Services and Community Committee

  The Social Services and Community Committee is calling 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 do not pay child support … Read more »

Better access to rates support

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister of Local Government Hon Nanaia Mahuta welcomes legislation that makes it easier for low income ratepayers to access rates support from the Government. Read more »

Living Wage To Protect Whānau Ora Navigator Workforce

Press Release – Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu

Whnau Ora Commissioning agency in the South Island, Te Ptahitanga o Te Waipounamu, is seeking the living wage for its Whnau Ora Navigator workforce. Te Ptahitanga funds 100 Navigator roles that work within 38 different host agencies throughout … Read more »

World At A Crossroads: Extra Billion Dollars Required In Time Of Unprecedented Need

Press Release – Oxfam NZ

A group of New Zealands leading international aid agencies have launched a joint campaign today, calling for New Zealand to dramatically increase its aid funding and climate finance for poorer countries. Oxfam, World Vision and Christian … Read more »

Award-winning Playwright Stars In Crypt-tivating Solo Play, Basement By Thomas Sainsbury

Press Release – The Meteor

For three nights, the black box theatre at The Meteor will be transformed into a dingy, dank basement for local company TAHI TAI TASIs production of Thomas Sainsburys Basement. Living there will be award-winning playwright Benny Marama, … Read more »

New Mobile Directory Provides Latest COVID-19 Information

Press Release – Emergency Q

Emergency Q, the mobile health hospital wait time app, now also offers a free, up-to-the minute directory of COVID-19 information to assist Kiwis in navigating vital health, employment and family support services. This includes information on COVID-19 itself, … Read more »

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