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Clothing allowance for children welcomed with open arms

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 4:11 pm | Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust New Zealand welcomes the Government’s announcement today that it has budgeted $101.9 million over the next four years for the clothing allowance for recipients of the Unsupported Child and Orphan’s Benefit. More >>

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trustee recognised

Friday, 9 March 2018, 6:33 pm | Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ Founding Trustee recognised as a Commonwealth Point of Light The trustees, management, staff, volunteers and members of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust New Zealand congratulate Founding Trustee Diane Vivian ... More >>

Grandparent caregivers receive “dreadful” treatment

Sunday, 23 July 2017, 4:56 pm | Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparent caregivers receive “dreadful” treatment by Work and Income An in-depth analysis of more than 800 grandparent care families desperately seeking support needed to look after their grandchildren has revealed concerns about our welfare systems ... More >>

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Founder celebrated

Saturday, 31 December 2016, 1:22 pm | Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ’s Founding Trustee, Diane Marguerite Vivian has been made a companion of the Queen’s Service Order in the New Year’s Honour’s list 2017. More >>

GRG Announcement - CEO Appointment

Friday, 23 December 2016, 11:56 am | Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Following a full review of the governance and management of the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust, the Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Bundle as Chief Executive Officer of GRG with immediate effect. More >>

Grandparents call for support for ALL vulnerable children

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 7:03 am | Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ published the ‘first cut’ report of the findings of their 2016 Grandparent and Whanau Carer Survey conducted in May 2016 on their website today. More >>

Major Report for Release on 7 September 2016

Thursday, 1 September 2016, 4:03 pm | Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ has been supporting grandparent families throughout New Zealand since 1998 and provides vital support services to full-time grandparent and whanau (kin) caregivers to help empower them to provide a safe, secure ... More >>

Major New Zealand grandparent caregiver survey launches

Friday, 11 March 2016, 9:31 am | Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Major New Zealand grandparent caregiver survey launches online A major survey of full-time grandparent and whanau caregivers was launched online this week by Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ (GRG). More >>

GRG Founder Calls for Better Support for the “Unsung Heroes”

Wednesday, 28 October 2015, 12:59 pm | Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Over 95% of the 6000 Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ works with have the children in their care because of a traumatic incident or family breakdown. More >>

GRG Awareness & Appeal Week – 27 October to 2 November

Friday, 23 October 2015, 8:32 am | Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust New Zealand is holding its first GRG Awareness & Appeal Week next week from Tuesday 27 October until Monday 2 November 2015. More >>

“But still the children wait”

Sunday, 7 June 2015, 8:00 pm | Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Last week Parliament passed the Social Security Act (Clothing Allowances for Orphans and Unsupported Children) Amendment Bill, a private members bill sponsored by New Zealand First’s MP and Deputy Leader Tracey Martin. More >>

‘Don’t be taken in’ by extra $25 GRG Founder warns

Monday, 25 May 2015, 10:49 am | Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

"Don’t be taken in by the Budget announcements for an extra $25 for beneficiaries with children if you are a full-time grandparent or whanau/kin carer,” warns Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust New Zealand Founder Diane Vivian in the wake of last ... More >>

CYF Review: Panel must consult coal-face organisations

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 1:51 pm | Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust New Zealand welcomes Minister for Social Development, Anne Tolley’s decision to appoint an independent panel to review and lead a “complete overhaul of Child, Youth and Family.” More >>

Grandparents' Trust To Appear Before Select committee

Monday, 17 March 2014, 11:09 am | Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ Chair Diane Vivian and Board Member Kate Bundle are to appear before the Social Services Select Committee on Wednesday March 19th 2014 in support of an amendment bill that would afford the same clothing ... More >>

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren conference

Monday, 3 March 2014, 11:40 am | Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) is to hold its members conference this Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th of March. Titled ‘Empowering Grandparents Raising Grandchildren’, the conference will provide inspiring and empowering insights into ... More >>

Grandparents raising grandchildren to receive extra funding

Sunday, 15 December 2013, 4:10 pm | Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has today announced new payments for carers receiving the Unsupported Child’s Benefit. More >>

New Welfare Reforms Catch Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Tuesday, 16 July 2013, 9:31 am | Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

The new welfare Job Seeker reforms have had a detrimental effect on grandparents who are raising their traumatised grandchildren due to family breakdown. More >>

Extra $35m for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Thursday, 16 May 2013, 6:37 pm | Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

In the Budget presented today the Government has allocated funding of $35 million over four years for extended family members caring for children, recognising the difficult job they do. More >>

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren advise Minister

Wednesday, 10 April 2013, 4:46 pm | Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has today announced the setting up of a Ministerial Reference Group charged with providing options for extra financial assistance for grandparents raising grandchildren on a full time basis. This extra assistance ... More >>

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - Community of the Year

Monday, 4 March 2013, 1:52 pm | Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ (GRG) was announced as the winner of the ‘Community of the Year’ category at the 2013 New Zealander of the Year Awards gala dinner held in Auckland last week. More >>

 

 

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