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ACC payout ‘one benefit’ law ruled discriminatory

Article – RNZ

A tribunal has backed a woman in a decade-long fight over laws that cut her ACC (Accident Compensation Corporation) payout from $40,000 to just $500. Read more »

PM Jacinda Ardern at Waitangi: ‘we do have a way to go’

Article – RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says government initiatives are creating jobs and opportunities for Mori, even if there is a long way to go. Read more »

ANZASW statement for Waitangi Day

Press Release – Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) joins members, the social work profession as a whole and all New Zealanders in celebrating our National Day. ANZASW views Waitangi Day as an opportunity to reflect on Te Tiriti o Waitangi … Read more »

Simon Bridges – State of the Nation

Speech – New Zealand National Party

Good afternoon everyone. Its fantastic to be here in Christchurch to speak to you about Nationals vision for New Zealand, our principles and our priorities for this year and beyond. Were starting to see here the city you deserve with … Read more »

Gordon Campbell on National’s new blue-green partner

Column – Gordon Campbell

Every year around about this time, National floats its own distinct vision of a different sort of Green Party. Read more »

Peters: Ratana Speech 2019 [24/1/19]

Speech – New Zealand Government

Thank you for the invitation to be here. It is a great privilege to be welcomed to Ratana again. Read more »

Kaikoura homeless sent 260km away as housing units sit empty

Article – RNZ

More than 40 Kaikura families are in desperate need of a home while seven emergency housing units on the beachfront sit empty, not having been occupied in almost a year. Read more »

Open Day at Ara

Press Release – Ara Institute

With NCEA results now out, Ara Institute of Canterbury is gearing up to host hundreds of school leavers searching for career and study opportunities, at its annual Open Day on Thursday 31 January. Read more »

Heading back to school hungry

Press Release – KidsCan

As back to school costs mount, families living in hardship are struggling to provide the essentials for their children. KidsCans data shows that one in every five children in low-decile schools around New Zealand will head back to class this year … Read more »

Fewer sanctions will support the wellbeing of children

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) joins Auckland Action Against Poverty , the Beneficiary Advocacy Federation and ActionStation in applauding the easing of disciplinary action for benefit recipients, under less stringent welfare practices. Read more »

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