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Record Funds Raised for School Children

Press Release – Salvation Army

Generous New Zealanders have made a record-breaking effort, raising more than $80,000 to help families struggling with back to school costs. Read more »

Low income not always equal to low wealth

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Of households on a low income, 4 in 10 also have the smallest safety-net of household wealth to fall back on if they lose a job or face unexpected costs, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Minister addresses Pacific Conference on Disability

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for Disability Issues Carmel Sepuloni will speak today about the shared challenges and opportunities faced by disabled people across New Zealand and the Pacific, at the Pacific Regional Conference on Disability in Fiji. Read more »

What makes a good life for a young person?

profile-pic-meganMegan Thomas

Interim CE | Birthright New Zealand

When growing up in a single parent household or being a young single parent.

This week a report was released outlining children and young people’s views on what makes a good life.  This was a collaboration between the Office of the Children’s Commissioner and Oranga Tamariki, supported by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. The aim was to ensure children and young people’s voices were heard in the development of the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy. It is fantastic to have this collection of first-hand children and young people’s voices to guide us in our work. Read more »

Making friends across the street

Press Release – Hobson Street Theatre Company

A powerful, interactive play about the value of friendship is challenging its cast to make friends with its audience in just an hour. Read more »

Welfare Expert Advisory Group report should be made public

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

The Welfare Expert Advisory Group (WEAG), tasked with proposing recommendations for changes to the welfare system, has delivered its report to Minister of Social Development Carmel Sepuloni. Despite thousands of people feeding into the reportmany … Read more »

Outrage over rise in number of Porirua children put in care

Article – RNZ

People in Porirua want Oranga Tamariki to keep its hands off local children after a sharp rise in the number who have been taken into state care. Read more »

‘Automating Inequality’ author to visit NZ in March

Press Release – Tohatoha

Automating Inequality author set to speak in Auckland and Wellington on the impact of technology, data and algorithms on the poor and working-class Read more »

Officials to Twyford: rents will rise

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Phil Twyford was told by officials that his rental changes will likely lead to higher rents and properties being withdrawn from the market, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Good on IRD’ for ‘forcing’ SMEs to adopt technology

Press Release – Nexgen

Resistance from Kiwi businesses opposed to the IRDs new payroll reporting regime, which becomes compulsory from 1 April, is a symptom of SME technology phobia and one of the reasons New Zealands productivity levels are so poor but it … Read more »

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