Grant aims for safer homes for children

A new grant aims to provide safer homes for New Zealand children in the future. Those who work with families and whanau to promote child safety in the home are invited to apply for the ACC and Safekids Aotearoa Make Your Home a Safety Zone Grant. The...... Read More

Delays over human rights hearing unfair - IHC

Disability services provider IHC is fed up with delays in getting a hearing for allegations the education system is breaching the human rights of disabled children. The campaign started in 2009 and the Human Rights Review Tribunal held a preliminary...... Read More

Pacific entrepreneurs get support

A new initiative is expected to help 20 young pacific entrepreneurs grow their businesses. The innovative new programme called Hatch, by Massey University and Pacific Business Trust in its first year will support up to 20 of the most talented young...... Read More

New report backs kaupapa Maori education

Statistics New Zealand says a new report offers evidence which vindicates parents who choose kaupapa Maori education for their children. The report uses data from Te Kupenga 2013 - Statistic New Zealand's first survey of Maori well-being. Stats...... Read More

Act Party call for increased truancy fines

The Act Party wants parents to face tougher penalties if their children are skipping school. Leader David Seymour said he wanted parents of persistently truant students to attend compulsory parenting classes. He said he also wanted to increase fines...... Read More

School with eight students denies closure rumours

The principal of a Bay of Plenty school which currently has a roll of just eight students has once again been forced to remind the public that they will not be closing down. Pukehina School principal Roger Reid says recent rumours...... Read More

Labour outlines ‘100 Day Plan’

Labour is promising to take ‘urgent action’ in its first 100 days in office if elected, with leader Jacinda Ardern outlining the party’s priorities. These include expanding support for families and students, making rental homes warm...... Read More

Video of 606 shoes goes viral

A facebook video of 606 pairs of shoes for each New Zealander lost to suicide in the last year has gone viral. In four days, almost a quarter of a million people have watched the video of Brent Nicolls walking through the shoes contemplating New Zealand's...... Read More

University of Waikato climbs global rankings

The University of Waikato’s rapid ascent up the world university rankings was further confirmed today following the release of the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings. The university is now ranked third-equal in New Zealand. The institution...... Read More

Police expand anti-abuse programme

Bay of Plenty Police are set to expand a successful programme which aims to encourage young people to reject any forms of abuse in relationships. It is hoped the expansion of the school-wide Loves Me Not programme, which is delivered to...... Read More