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More Action On Child Poverty Needed Says Children's Commissioner

7 AUGUST 2008 - There are too many poor children in New Zealand and ignoring them threatens our future economic prosperity and social well being, Children's Commissioner Dr Cindy Kiro said today.

Poverty Report: A Fair Go For All Children Is Essential

7 AUGUST 2008 - The report released today by the Office of the Children's Commissioner and Barnardos New Zealand makes it clear that the enormous social and economic impacts of child poverty in New Zealand are unsustainable.

Maori Advocacy Group Supports Latest Report On Child Poverty

7 August 2008 - Maori child advocacy agency Te Kahui Mana Ririki (TKMR) said that it supported the findings and plans contained in A Fair Go for all Children - the latest report on child poverty which was released by the Children's Commissioner and Barnardos today.

ERMA Receives GM Animals Field Test Applications

7 AUGUST 2008 - The Environmental Risk Management Authority has received four related applications from AgResearch Ltd to conduct wide-ranging genetic modification research of animals in scientific containment facilities.

Orange Ribbon Campaign Launch And Candle Light Vigil For Tibet

Orange Ribbon Campaign Launch And Candle Light Vigil For Tibet

7 AUGUST 2008 - As part of the International Tibet Support Network, Friends of Tibet (NZ) and the Tibetan community will launch the ORANGE RIBBON Campaign 8th August 2008, which is the day of the opening ceremony of the Olympics.

CPAG Welcomes Children's Commissioner's Plan Of Action On Child Poverty

CPAG Welcomes Children's Commissioner's Plan Of Action On Child Poverty

7 August 2008 - Child Poverty Action Group has welcomed today's report from the Children's Commissioner which urges the government to adopt a sustained, coordinated plan of action to end child poverty in New Zealand.

Conclusions Reached By Pay Study Author Are Highly Questionable

Conclusions Reached By Pay Study Author Are Highly Questionable

7 August 2008 - A pay study that concludes public sector workers are paid substantially more than private sector workers contradicts market surveys carried out by public sector employers.

Business Owner Convicted Of ACC Fraud

Business Owner Convicted Of ACC Fraud

7 AUGUST 2008 - Canterbury business owner Margaret Churchman-Watson has been convicted of misleading the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) and ordered to undergo 200 hours of community service. ACC is seeking to recover more than $20,000 paid as a result of the fraud.

Skeletal Dog Lucky To Have Survived Cold Weather

7 August 2008 - A severely emaciated dog found in Petone yesterday is lucky to have survived the recent cold weather says Animal Welfare Inspector Ben Lakomy.

Liquor Law Changes

7 August 2008 - Alcohol Healthwatch welcomes the changes put forward by Associate Justice Minister Lianne Dalziel yesterday in the Sale and Supply of Liquor and Liquor Enforcement Bill.