Expert Group to advise on Welfare System improvements

Wellington, May 28, 2018 Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni has announced the formation of an expert advisory group to support the overhaul of the welfare system. She issued the following statement this morning. Welfare System overhaul This Government is committed to overhauling the welfare system to ensure it is accessible and fair for all New Zealanders. An overhaul of the…

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When South African envoy is followed, we have a racist problem

Lynda Chanwai-Earle Wellington, May 28, 2018 A self-described “black woman” and mother of two started popping into a Wellington Countdown supermarket earlier this year and soon noticed she was being followed. Each time, a security guard would track her as she did her shopping. Following the Shopper “Every day he follows me! Every day without fail. What would be the…

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New system pushes students to become tradespeople

Rowan Quinn Auckland, May 27, 2018 High school students are being encouraged to spurn university for a trade, with promises they can buy houses earlier than their academic counterparts. Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation, which provides building apprenticeships, has launched a new system in schools that allows students to build their own CV of NCEA credits, skills and other…

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Former leaders push for peace in Korean Peninsula

Supplied Content Bucharest, Romania, May 27, 2018 During the last century in Eastern Europe, divisions and conflicts caused by the confrontation of ideologies were overcome through the dedication of citizens and leaders at the time of change. Due the long-lasting conflict since the time of the Cold War, the Korean Peninsula has been one of the major determinants of international…

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