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Careerforce is consulting on the development of the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 4) (Community) and the New Zealand Diploma in Health and Wellbeing (Level 5).  Face-to-face group consultation workshops will be held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, as well as opportunities to provide feedback online or keep up-to-date with the process….

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Vocate : New Job Seeker Website

NZ churches and support ministries are constantly looking for talented and ministry-minded individuals, as vision develops and new leaders emerge. Vocate is a new job seeker website for the faith-sector, based in New Zealand and looking to cater to our unique needs. Check out and see how emerging talent can be matched with organisations, helping…

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The mystery of the disappearing data

Policy Watch first raised the issue of missing data back in October 2013. A recent media release from the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) indicates this mystery has not been solved. CPAG spokesperson Dr Gerry Cotterell is concerned the “Ministry of Social Development no longer produces its annual Social Reports, which provided a picture of progress towards better social outcomes for…

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NZCCSS Post Budget Breakfast Briefing

  Do you want to understand the Government’s thinking behind Budget 2015?  NZCCSS is hosting another Post-Budget Breakfast Briefing with Ministers Hon Bill English and Anne Tolley on Thursday 28 May 2015. if you are interested in attending, contact us at For those wanting more, here’s a link to the video recording of the 2014 Post Budget Breakfast attended…

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  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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