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Catering to safer communities – Police graduation tomorrow

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The sweet taste of success is on the menu for sixty-one new cops as they prepare to graduate from the Royal New Zealand Police College. Read more »

Boost for child, maternity and mental health

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The New Zealand Upgrade Programme to modernise the economy includes new and expanded child health, maternity and mental health facilities as part of a package of priority health investments. Read more »

Welfare figures show urgent need for benefit level increase

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

The latest figures by the Ministry on Social Development show that benefit sanctions are increasing and a record number of families are requiring hardship grants to cover basic expenses such as rent and food, due to low benefit levels that are below the … Read more »

7000 more young people on the dole under Labour

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

More young people are joining the dole queue thanks to the Governments failure to get youth into work, Nationals Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. Read more »

Nine years of progress undone by Labour

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

After years of improvement under National, benefit numbers are now back to the heights last seen during the Global Financial Crisis, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. Read more »

Boost in Whānau Ora funding to keep changing lives

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Whnau throughout New Zealand are set to benefit from an extra three million dollars that will go directly to Whnau Ora Commissioning Agencies, the Minister for Whnau Ora Peeni Henare announced today. Read more »

Benefit numbers continue upward trend

Press Release – Lindsay Mitchell

The number of people on benefits has shot up 5 percent in the last year. Read more »

Labour’s soft line on welfare sees 25,000 more on benefit

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The number of beneficiaries continues to grow under Labours soft on welfare approach, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

More people getting into work

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The December quarter benefit numbers released today show the Governments plan to get people off the benefit and into work is starting to pay off, Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni said. Read more »

Government failing to get Kiwis back into work

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Some beneficiaries are going more than three months without having a meeting to discuss their job search, which shows the Government isnt doing enough to help Kiwis find work, Nationals Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. Read more »

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