Month: April 2015

CYF in line for major overhaul

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Stuff co.nz 1 April 2015 Child, Youth and Family (CYF) is set for a major overhaul, with Social Development Minister Anne Tolley admitting that the department charged with protecting New Zealand’s most vulnerable citizens “must do better”. Tolley has announced…

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Easter Trading Laws Should Be Maintained, Enforced

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Media Release 2 April 2015 Family First NZ is rejecting calls for any liberalisation of Easter trading laws and says that workers deserve this special annual break to spend time with their families. They are also calling on the Ministry…

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Long Overdue Review of CYF Welcomed

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Media Release 1 Apr 2015 Family First NZ is welcoming the long overdue independent review of Child Youth and Family which it has been asking for over many years. “If CYF was a family, it would have had state intervention…

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Muddled morality about the unborn

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CruxNow 31 March 2015 On March 18, Michelle Wilkins answered a Craigslist ad for baby clothes. When she arrived at the seller’s home, Dynel Lane, a former nurse’s aide, attacked her, cut her open, and removed her unborn child. Wilkins…

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Educator: ‘Childcare takes place of parents’

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NZ Herald 1 April 2015 An early childhood educator says many people are losing confidence in how to be parents because they now see their role as going back to paid work as soon as possible after having a baby.…

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Going back to work is too soon for most mums

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NZ Herald 1 April 2015 Parents are getting two more weeks of paid leave after having a baby from today – but it is still less than a third of what mothers want. Paid parental leave is increasing from 14…

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Obese kids to be sent to CYF if parents fail to help

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NZ Herald 1 April 2015 A proposal to refer obese children to child protection services has been slammed by a child health expert. Professor Wayne Cutfield, director of the Liggins Institute at Auckland University, told Newstalk ZB it was “incredibly…

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Obesity Needs A Community Response, Not CYF

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Media Release 1 Apr 2015 Family First NZ is supporting calls for intervention in families where obesity is an urgent health issue, but says that intervention by CYF and removal of children from their families will only exacerbate the problem.…

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