Posts Tagged ‘Child welfare’

Suffer the little children as adults experimented

Monday, September 21st, 2020

The 1970s was not a time anyone in their right mind should feel nostalgic for. It’d be a difficult ask if you actually lived through its madness. Maybe you might recall Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry movies is worthy of note, but I can only watch them in fury today – as I did then. Starting Read more

Research shows New Zealanders think life is getting too complicated

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

A campaign by Sanitarium Weet-Bix has been designed to encourage New Zealanders to celebrate a simpler approach to life. The company’s research shows that along with feeling their children’s lives were becoming too complicated, many parents felt increased pressure to provide for their children and were disappointed about the impact digital devices were having on family Read more

Government disputes Unicef report on child welfare

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Ministers have disputed New Zealand’s shameful ranking near the bottom of a recently released child welfare report. The Unicef – Innocenti study ranked New Zealand 34th out of 41 OECD countries. A core reason for this was our adolescent suicide rates, the highest in the world, and high rates of teen pregnancy, baby mortality and Read more

Child welfare – history may judge us harshly

Thursday, May 4th, 2017
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“I suspect history might judge us quite harshly,” Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft told Newsroom’s Shane Cowlishaw. “We judge those in the Victorian era of having a very crude approach to child welfare … well I think a lot of what we’re doing right now might be judged as almost (as bad)…,” In the past 25 Read more

Children held back from school on religious grounds

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Some parents in the northern district of Fiji are refusing to let their children attend school on religious grounds. iTaukei Affairs Board representative to the Labasa Inter Agency Committee on Child Welfare, Ravuama Naceba, has been in Dogotuki addressing the issue. “When addressing the issue, we had offered the parents a choice on whether they Read more