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All Three Auckland DHBs Hit 90 Per Cent First Dose Milestone For Pacific

Press Release – Northern Region Health Coordination Centre

Aucklands eligible Pacific population has successfully hit 90 per cent first dose vaccinations across all three of the citys DHBs. Counties Manukau DHB, with the largest Pacific population (over 116,000) in New Zealand, has joined Auckland … Read more »

Nanny State Prohibition Will Create Black Market

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The Governments gradual ban on all tobacco sales is prohibition plain and simple and it will eventually create a black market, says ACT Social Development and Children spokesperson Karen Chhour. As a former smoker, Im sick and tired … Read more »

Kids Living In Poverty Cannot Wait Any Longer For Change

Press Release – Green Party

Labour needs to urgently up its game if it is to ensure every child in Aotearoa has what they need to thrive, the Green Party said in response to the Child Poverty Action Groups latest report. Poverty is not inevitable. It is caused by low … Read more »

Govt Yet To Fully Implement A Single Key WEAG Recommendation Three Years On: New Research

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

None of the 42 key recommendations of the Welfare Expert Advisory Group (WEAG) have been fully implemented almost three years after the report release, with 22 minimally or partially implemented, new research by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has … Read more »

Latest Child Poverty Monitor Report Shows Maori, Pacific And Disabled Children Left Behind

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

The latest child poverty monitor report reveals that the government is meeting its targets in reducing child poverty for Pakeha children, but more targeted and focussed support is required for Pacific, Maori and Disabled children who continue to be left … Read more »

Whānau Ora Takes “Bitter Sweet” High Court Victory Decision

Press Release – Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency

Whnau Ora Commissioning Agency Chair Merepeka Raukawa-Tait has described the high court decision over the release of Mori data as a bitter sweet victory because while we won the case, we wont have time to use the data before the Auckland … Read more »

Animal Welfare Amendment Bill To ‘phase Out’ Live Animal Export Shows That MPI Represents The Economy, Not Animals

Press Release – Direct Action Everywhere New Zealand

Direct Action Everywhere New Zealand (DxENZ) is speaking to the Primary Production Committee at 09:15am on Thursday 9 December on the proposal to phase out live export (Animal Welfare Amendment Bill 2021). Sending cows who were born in New Zealand on … Read more »

Child Poverty Monitor 2021 Highlights Persistent Inequities In Rates Of Child Poverty

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the release of the Child Poverty Monitor today, which shows that prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, poverty reduction targets were largely on track for Pkeh children, however significant inequities remained … Read more »

Save The Children New Zealand Re: 2021 Child Poverty Monitor

Press Release – Save The Children

Save the Children New Zealands Advocacy and Research Director Jacqui Southey welcomed the findings of this years Child Poverty Monitor showing overall improvement in child poverty levels, but says more needs to be done to ensure every child in … Read more »

More Effort Needed To Reduce Child Poverty For Māori, Pacific And Disabled Children

Press Release – Office of the Children’s Commissioner

Poverty targets are mostly on track at a national level and for Pkeh children, but much more focused efforts will be needed if they are to be met for Mori, Pacific and disabled children, this years Child Poverty Monitor shows. The Child Poverty … Read more »

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