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More teacher training for dealing with special needs kids likely

More teacher training for dealing with special needs kids likely
By Chris Ormond and Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, July 23 NZPA - Money could be put into improving teacher training so they were equipped to deal with special needs students, Associate Education Minister Heather Roy says.

Children's commissioner backs strong stance on liquor law

Children's commissioner backs strong stance on liquor law
Wellington, July 1 NZPA - Child abuse by drunken parents is being raised in support of a call by a group of leading New Zealanders for the Government to take a strong stance on liquor law reform.

MPs praise child advocate for international award

MPs praise child advocate for international award
Wellington, May 12 NZPA - Former Children's Commissioner Ian Hassall has been praised by MPs after he received a United Nations award recognising his dedication to improving child welfare.

Alert System For Abusive Mothers Recommended

Alert System For Abusive Mothers Recommended
Wellington, March 3 NZPA - The Government is to consider tracking abusive mothers throughout their lives -- one of several recommendations in a new report out today.

Govt Plans To Strengthen Law To Protect Children Welcomed

Govt Plans To Strengthen Law To Protect Children Welcomed
Wellington, Dec 19 NZPA - The Government's plan to introduce a bill to strengthen the Crimes Act to deal with violent offending against children have been welcomed by the Children's Commissioner.

Children's Commissioner Rejects Child Abuse Campaign

By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Dec 16 NZPA - A campaign focused on preventing child abuse is not the way to go, Children's Commissioner John Angus said today, in sharp contrast to his predecessor's position.

Minister Asks For Consultation On School Closure

Minister Asks For Consultation On School Closure
Wellington, Oct 13 NZPA - Education Minister Anne Tolley has asked for consultation to begin on the closure of a dilapidated South Auckland school.

Minister Waiting For Education Ministry Report On School

Minister Waiting For Education Ministry Report On School
Wellington, Sept 10 NZPA - The Education Ministry is urgently looking into conditions at a dilapidated and unsafe school in south Auckland, says Education Minister Anne Tolley.

Manager Regrets Email Telling Staff To Act As Servants

Manager Regrets Email Telling Staff To Act As Servants
Wellington, Sept 9 NZPA - A manager who told his Child Youth and Family staff they should act as Social Development Minister Paula Bennett's servants and not speak out about concerns has expressed regret in showing poor judgement.

Kaitaia CYF Staff Told They Are Minister's Servants

Kaitaia CYF Staff Told They Are Minister's Servants
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Sept 8 NZPA - Child Youth and Family staff at a regional office have been told they are Social Development Minister Paula Bennett's servants who should not trouble their master with concerns about their work.

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