Briefings to Ministers highlight integration strategy

Pancha Narayanan Wellington, December 15, 2017 Multicultural New Zealand has delivered a briefing to the Incoming Ministers outlining key issues and opportunities facing ethnic, migrant and refugee communities in New Zealand. Multicultural New Zealand is excited about the new government and we want to extend an offer to work in partnership to advance areas of mutual interest, of which there…

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NCEA review to modernise school education system

Chris Hipkins Wellington, December 15, 2017 Overassessment of students and teacher workload will be addressed as part of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) review starting early next year. The review’s Terms of Reference were released yesterday (December 14, 2017). The NCEA review is an opportunity to refine and strengthen our key national qualification for young people leaving school,…

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New Families Package will help poor New Zealanders

Judge Andrew Becroft Wellington, December 15, 2017 We welcome the Families Package announced yesterday (Thursday, December 14, 2017) and we hope it will make a big difference to the lives of many New Zealand children. These are really positive steps, many of which echo recommendations made by the Expert Advisory Group on child poverty in 2012. Raising family incomes, enabling…

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Labour should set right the immigration regime

But it runs the risk of inept and heartless bureaucracy Alastair McClymont Almost everyone I speak to says the same thing: “Immigration will be harder under the Labour Government.” This is not only migrants but also large employers. The common perception is that immigration numbers will reduce. But what can we expect and more importantly, what do we need to…

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World Telugu Meet exalts cultural and social heritage

Festival and Conference in Hyderabad from December 15 to 19, 2017 Ratna Venkat The South Indian State of Telangana will receive international limelight and acclaim as it prepares to host a Festival incorporating cultural programmes and a Conference, bringing glory to Telugu-speaking people all over the world. Welcome to Hyderabad ‘Prapancha Telugu Mahasabhalu’ or ‘World Telugu Conference’ (WTC 2017) will…

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Monitor Technical Report rates us poor

Sourced Content The right of all children to grow up to be healthy, strong, well-educated and capable of contributing to their societies underpins every international agreement to recognise and protect children’s rights. Poverty interferes with the capacity of children to enjoy this right and for children in rich countries, relative poverty also perpetuates cycles of disadvantage and inequity. As a…

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National claims initiative for reducing Child Poverty

Paula Bennett Confirmation from the Children’s Commissioner that the growth in child poverty has been halted is largely due to initiatives introduced by National. Judge Andrew Beacroft has today confirmed that since the National Government increased benefits in 2015, there has been a drop in the number of children living in low income households. Great News This is great news…

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Digital Divide poses new challenges to New Zealanders

Clare Curran Communications Minister Clare Curran has released a report outlining the digital divide in New Zealand. The following is her Statement: In line with our commitment to open government, I have released the Report, ‘Digital New Zealanders: The Pulse of our Nation,’ which the previous government did not make public until after the election as it exposed the digital…

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