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Study of 7000 NZ children will make a difference

Tuesday, 1 October 2013, 2:06 pm | Families Commission

From today responsibility for managing the ground breaking study of 7000 New Zealand pre-schoolers transfers to the Social Policy Evaluation and Research unit within the Families Commission. More >>

Family Commission welcomes evidence-based focus

Tuesday, 3 September 2013, 4:41 pm | Families Commission

The Families Commission welcomes a new report on the importance of robust research-based evidence to inform good decisions by government. More >>

New Chief Executive of the Families Commission announced

Tuesday, 16 April 2013, 3:02 pm | Families Commission

The interim Chief Commissioner of the Families Commission Belinda Milnes is delighted to announce that Clare Ward has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive of the Families Commission. More >>

Families Commission urges families to be counted in census

Monday, 4 March 2013, 5:13 pm | Families Commission

The Families Commission is urging all families and whānau to complete the census tomorrow so that their needs are counted. More >>

Knowing what works for children and families the key

Friday, 1 March 2013, 10:32 am | Families Commission

Knowing what works for children and families is the key to better outcomes says Chief Families Commissioner Belinda Milnes ahead of Children’s Day this Sunday. More >>

Financial education welcomed in Pacific communities

Sunday, 25 November 2012, 11:28 am | Families Commission

The Pacific Families and Problem Debt Report, released by the Families Commission today, examines the impact high levels of debt are having on Pacific families and communities. More >>

Māori grandparents speak from the heart

Thursday, 1 November 2012, 9:50 am | Families Commission

Māori grandparents’ experiences are shared in a new publication released by the Families Commission today. More >>

Accessible Housing Fundamental To Family And Whānau Success

Tuesday, 30 October 2012, 2:14 pm | Families Commission

30 October 2012 Media release Accessible Housing Fundamental To Family And Whānau Success The Families Commission says there are no silver bullets but the release yesterday of the Government’s response to the Productivity Commission’s recommendations ... More >>

Accessible housing fundamental to family and Whānau success

Tuesday, 30 October 2012, 1:22 pm | Families Commission

30 October 2012 Media release Accessible housing fundamental to family and Whānau success The Families Commission says there are no silver bullets but the release yesterday of the Government’s response to the Productivity Commission’s recommendations ... More >>

Bold step towards protecting New Zealand’s most vulnerable

Thursday, 11 October 2012, 9:45 am | Families Commission

Bold step towards protecting New Zealand’s most vulnerable The Families Commission says it welcomes the Minister taking a priority stand on children and families in the White Paper for Vulnerable Children, released today by the Minister for Social ... More >>

New challenges for today's dads

Thursday, 30 August 2012, 4:15 pm | Families Commission

Media release New challenges for today's dads. 30 August 2012 The Families Commission says Fathers’ Day provides a timely opportunity to acknowledge a group of fathers who are often overlooked. The Commission’s Chief Research Analyst, Dr Jeremy Robertson, ... More >>

NZ families today: Families Commission brings facts to light

Wednesday, 8 August 2012, 2:29 pm | Families Commission

The Families Commission has produced a summary of key facts about New Zealand families which reveals significant changes in our social fabric. New Zealand families today: a brief demographic profile was presented in Wellington today by the Commission’s ... More >>

Focus on children a positive step says Families Commission

Thursday, 2 August 2012, 6:59 pm | Families Commission

The Families Commission says it welcomes the focus on the needs of children in the package of Family Court reforms announced by the Minister of Justice today. More >>

Evidence supports Judge Becroft call for social support hubs

Wednesday, 18 July 2012, 1:44 pm | Families Commission

Family Commission research supports Principal Youth Court Judge Becroft’s assertion that schools continuing to engage young people, rather than expel them, is a resilience factor against crime, and schools can be a very positive force for young people in ... More >>

Future Focus for the Families Commission

Tuesday, 29 May 2012, 9:16 am | Families Commission

The new direction for the Families Commission will build on its recognised strengths in evaluation and research and will help to support the better social services for New Zealanders. More >>

Mothers’ efforts deserve recognition

Thursday, 10 May 2012, 11:31 am | Families Commission

The Families Commission says Mothers’ Day, observed this Sunday, is an opportunity to recognise the rich contribution of mothers to families and whānau throughout the country. More >>

Investment In Youth Mental Health Services

Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 3:38 pm | Families Commission

4 April 2012 Media release Investment In Youth Mental Health Services And Suicide Prevention Is Paramount The Families Commission applauds Prime Minister John Key for his announcement this morning, which outlined significant investments into youth ... More >>

Changes to Consumer Credit legislation welcomed

Monday, 2 April 2012, 3:23 pm | Families Commission

The Families Commission welcomes the draft Consumer Credit legislation released today by Consumer Affairs Minister, Chris Tremain. “The key changes announced today are in line with the Commission’s extensive research into family debt. Our research ... More >>

Remembering Rev’d Dr Hone Kaa

Friday, 30 March 2012, 1:04 pm | Families Commission

The White Ribbon Campaign and the Families Commission have received with great sadness, news of the passing of Rev’d Dr Hone Kaa. More >>

Our children are our taonga

Friday, 2 March 2012, 4:34 pm | Families Commission

The Families Commission believes the theme of this year’s Children’s Day ‘ treasure our children’ is both crucial and timely and needs to be recognised by all families and whānau across New Zealand . More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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