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AI is here to stay. Now we need to ensure everyone benefits

Article – The Conversation

Artificial intelligence (AI) is already in use in many sectors. Its contribution is expected to rise steadily, driven by advances in data storage, computer processing power and connectivity. Read more »

Inquiry into Oranga Tamariki Next Phase, Call for Feedback

Press Release – Whanau Ora

The next phase of the national Mori Inquiry into Oranga Tamariki is a hui on Monday, 19th August at the Novotel Hotel, Hamilton, to confirm the scope and purpose of the inquiry. Read more »

Multiple campaigns declare crisis for Māori rights

Press Release – Kia Mau

New Zealands Indigenous rights record is being called to account from numerous campaigns following weeks of flashpoints around the nation. Campaign leaders are citing a lack of government leadership and protection around Mori land alienation, … Read more »

Define The Relationship: DTR Work and Income-Style

Article – Child Poverty Action Group

Everyone, no matter how much they earn, should have the right to choose who they love and live with. But if you’re a single parent on income support in Aotearoa, choosing love is often a luxury you can’t afford. Find love with a wealthy suitor, … Read more »

More children in benefit dependent households

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The number of children living in benefit dependent households has increased by 8,000 in just over a year despite the Governments commitment to halve child poverty in ten years, Nationals Social Development Spokesperson Louise Upston says. Read more »

Treasury cautions cover for mosque victim mental health

Article – RNZ

Treasury has revealed it cautioned against ACC cover being expanded to mosque attack victims suffering mental health issues. Read more »

Targeted social support funding for 450 whānau

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The expansion of an iwi, community and government initiative will improve the wellbeing of 450 of our most vulnerable Manawat-Whanganui families Minister of Social Development Carmel Sepuloni and Minister for Whnau Ora Peeni Henare announced today. The Kinga … Read more »

Mentoring programme engaging vulnerable youth

Press Release – University of Auckland

A youth development programme that pairs young people alienated from mainstream schooling with University-based mentors is seeing heartwarming results. Read more »

Funding non-profits without strings, do unicorns exist?

marionblakeMarion Blake

Chief Executive | Platform Charitable Trust

Every day community organisations wrestle with ways they can get money to do the work they’re good at. The wrestling match starts the moment someone utters the dreaded words “where can we get funding from”. Read more »

Hundreds rally to call for change at Oranga Tamariki

Article – RNZ

More than 300 people are at the Cenotaph in Wellington calling for Oranga Tamariki to stop taking children from their families. Read more »

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