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New Zealand First Welcomes Latest Minimum Wage Rollout

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

A minimum wage increase of $1.20 for 200,000 hard-working New Zealanders and their families will take effect from today. Read more »

West Coast: Haast still without power, rubbish in Fox River

Article – RNZ

Frustration is at boiling point as Haast locals prepare for their sixth day without power, leaving only a few businesses left with a working generator. Read more »

Minister to launch national arts and health network

Press Release – Arts Access Aotearoa

The arts and creativity contribute to wellbeing in everyday life. They are also increasingly valued as a cost-effective way to nurture healthy, resilient communities, says Te Ora Auaha, a national network to be launched in Wellington on Wednesday 3 … Read more »

Law changes for domestic violence survivors

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions welcomes new support for survivors of domestic violence. From 1 April, the Victims Protection Act will allow for workplaces to be part of the solution to domestic violence. Read more »

Reaching out to each other

coalition-photo-13-feb-2019Louise Rees

National Social Connection Adviser | Age Concern New Zealand

On Friday afternoon, one week after the terrorist attack in Christchurch, I went to the Kilbirnie mosque in Wellington to be with others during the two-minute silence. As we waited, there were quiet conversations as people shared their reactions to the attack. A prevalent theme was that racism does exist in New Zealand, and that we need to recognize and challenge it, in ourselves and in others. Read more »

Businesses need to promote sustainability credentials more

Press Release – NZ Ecolabelling Trust

Businesses arent doing enough to tell consumers and customers about the good environmental and social work they are doing. Read more »

ANZASW statement for World Social Work Day 2019

Press Release – Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) celebrates World Social Work Day 2019 and the theme Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships. Today, as always, the Association pays tribute to our highly-skilled and hard-working … Read more »

PM’s Post-Cab 18/3/19: After The Mosques Terror Attack

Article – The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Ardern began by reinforcing that the helpline at 1737 is available for those suffering distress or with mental health concerns for themselves or others. Read more »

Statement by ANZASW President for World Social Work Day 2019

Press Release – Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

World Social Work Day has become a highpoint in the social work calendar with practitioners celebrating and promoting the contributions of the profession to individuals, families, communities and wider society internationally. Read more »

MSD extends contact centre hours due to Christchurch tragedy

Press Release – Ministry of Social Development

The Ministry of Social Development has extended its contact centre hours today from 8am to 8pm to provide support for people dealing with the tragic events in Christchurch. Read more »

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