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Housing NZ Transfers – Feedback due 3rd July

Treasury continues to feel its way into the unexplored territory of selling off Housing NZ houses in Invercargill and Tauranga to non-government buyers. In series of Market Information and Feedback sessions being held around the country, Treasury and Ministry of Social Development have been sketching the outlines of the tortuous path the government has chosen…

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Post Budget Briefing in Auckland

NZCCSS is hosting Post-Budget (2015) Briefing in Auckland with Hon Bill English at 2.30pm to 4pm, Wednesday 27 May 2015. The programme also introduces a briefing Outcomes Plus: The added value provided by community social services produced by NZCCSS. Venue: Salvation Army’s Auckland City Corps, 18 Allright Place, Mount Victoria, Auckland. Note: at 2pm tea and coffee will be served on arrival and the programme…

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NZCCSS Budget Breakfast in Wellington

NZCCSS is hosting a budget breakfast in Wellington with Ministers Hon Bill English and Hon Anne Tolley on Thursday 28 May 2015 (7.15 am) The programme also introduces a briefing Outcomes Plus: The added value provided by community social services produced by NZCCSS (9am). Venue: Connolly Hall, Guildford Terrace, Thorndon, Wellington. A “Breakfast in Schools’ style breakfast will be served….

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Budget 2015 : A slither of hope?

Some active listening to constituents, advocacy groups and the general public was evident in Budget 2015. This, despite earlier statements not to expect much relief for children in hardship that one can only assume was playing for full effect on the stage that is Parliament. Children living in material hardship is however not political sport; it damages children’s…

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Disability and Poverty

Are attitudes to people with disabilities a barrier to them fully participating in society and feeling accepted? A resounding ‘yes’ according to two separate studies by the New Zealand Convention Coalition Monitoring Group.  This group of disabled persons organisations, known as the Convention Coalition, commissioned a systemic monitoring report on the rights of disabled people in New Zealand. Two reports have…

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