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Michelle

Michelle's storyMichelle is a caregiver in Wellington, caring for five children – one boy and four girls, aged between 20 months and seven years old.Her style of caregiving has always been based around a carefully planned routine: "Routines are big for me. Also they help the children to have more structure and it helps them to feel more secure in whatever's going on." Her days are...

Programmes

Break-away school holiday programme These one-week programmes are for young people aged 11 to 17. Activity happens daily, during Christmas and Easter holidays. The programmes give young people an opportunity to enjoy fun, stimulating and structured school holiday programmes, at no cost.There are three types of programmes: sport and activity based general activity programmes a combination of sport and general activ...

Safety checking

What are the safety checking regulations? On 1 July 2015 safety checking regulations for the children’s workforce came into force. The regulations require all paid people who work with children for government-funded organisations to be safety checked, and to have these safety checks updated every three years. This also applies to unpaid people working with children as part of an educational or vocational trainin...

Nov - Dec 2018

Date Source Story as published Context   9 December  RNZ Battling to turn around the lives of young criminals Oranga Tamariki may have hundreds more teen offenders to provide secure youth justice care for when law changes come into force next year. 3 December Stuff Former foster care girl set for Prime Minister's award Alisha Heath, 18, who went into foster care at 7-years old, is set to get an award from the Prime Minister. 12 November  Stuff  Ngāi Tahu...

Jan - Mar 2018

Date Source Headline Story context 26 January Waatea News The name change for Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children officially took effect The Ministry drops the word 'vulnerable'. 26 January Stuff Millions pumped into youth support and justice services New Minister for Children Tracey Martin says there is an urgent need to provide better support for children and young people in care or youth justice services.  25 January The Spinoff Some...

Apr - May 2018

Date Source Story as published Context 18 May NZ Herald Budget 2018: Oranga Tamariki gets nearly $270m in funding Oranga Tamariki will have nearly $270 million to spend over the nextfour years. 11 May Rotorua Daily Post  Facelift for Rotorua's Te Maioha youth justice residence The Te Maioha o Parekarangi youth justice residence on the outskirts of Rotorua has received a $1.6 million facelift as part of a nationwide programme to improve the facilities. 10 May  Maori...

Jul - Sep 2017

Date Source Headline Story context 26 January Waatea News The name change for Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children officially took effect The Ministry drops the word 'vulnerable'. 26 January Stuff Millions pumped into youth support and justice services New Minister for Children Tracey Martin says there is an urgent need to provide better support for children and young people in care or youth justice services.   $189.07 $94.54 $111.22...

Mar - Jun 2017

Date Source Headline Story context 26 January Waatea News The name change for Oranga Tamariki-Ministry for Children officially took effect The Ministry drops the word 'vulnerable'. 26 January Stuff Millions pumped into youth support and justice services New Minister for Children Tracey Martin says there is an urgent need to provide better support for children and young people in care or youth justice services.   $189.07 $94.54 $111.22...

Longitudinal studies seminar - video transcript

(Susan Morton - the Principal Investigator of New Zealand’s contemporary longitudinal study of child development, Growing Up in New Zealand.)So, kia ora tatou. It's lovely to be here. Thank you for that introduction and I have 20 minutes to tell you all about growing up in New Zealand and some transition. So I'm known to be quite hyperactive so I hope you can keep up. And I'm really looking forward to hearing from Damian and having a chance to engage with you in the questio...