The Children’s Commissioner and Philanthropy New Zealand has just launched Giving2Kids, an online page to provide organisations and ‘socially-minded businesses, advice on how to make ‘good’ decisions about  investing ‘wisely’ in kiwi children. The webpage is packed with information about which children have the greatest needs, what children need at different stages, working alongside existing charities and lots of ideas…

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Retirement Villages oversight changes

The Retirement Commissioner has monitoring, information and education functions relating to retirement villages legislation, which also includes administering the disputes process. From 1 April 2015, the Commission has brought  back in-house the information and education functions previously delegated to the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment so that the Commission can communicate directly with stakeholders…

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Children’s Action Plan – Update

The latest Newsletter from the Children’s Action Plan Team aims to keep you up to date on the government’s drive to improve outcomes for vulnerable children. This edition features Social Development Minister Anne Tolley launch of two new guidelines Safer recruitment safer children and Safer organisations Safer children, examples of how children’s teams are helping children and their families, and an update…

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Independent Expert Panel To Lead Major CYF Overhaul

Social development Minister Anne Tolley has announced the establishment of an independent panel ” to lead a complete overhaul of Child Youth and Family (CYF)” and we are not talking a casual re-shuffling of chairs . The language in the press release indicates a serious review of how CYF works and aligns with the government’s focus on vulnerable children/families and the implementation of the Vulnerable Children’s Act…

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