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Child Poverty Challenge - Parents Centres Starfish Project
Parents Centre is spearheading a community led initiative to begin to address the complex issues surrounding child poverty and poor health in New Zealand.
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Ban Tobacco Displays say Parents Centres New Zealand Inc
Parents Centres New Zealand Inc say children must be protected from tobacco advertising, and are pleased the Government is continuing to consult on the display of tobacco products in shops.
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Child health and parenting organisations redefine their collabor...
Two of New Zealand's leading child health and parenting organisations have redefined their existing Memorandum of Understanding to support each other in improving parenting skills and child health for New Zealand families.
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Parents Centres NZ Inc Welcomes Verdict In Child “Face-Punch” Ca...
The guilty verdict in the Christchurch case of a father who punched his child in the face is clearly the right outcome says Viv Gurrey Chief Executive Officer, Parents Centres NZ Inc.
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Families Commission Appoint New Commissioners
The Families Commission is looking forward to working with the two newly announced Commissioners, Christine Rankin and Bruce Pilbrow.
They join five other Commissioners on the Board. Mr Pilbrow will bring with him his strong interest in parenting and we look forward to working with him. The Commission is also aware of Ms Rankin's commitment to the prevention of child abuse and shares her concern about this issue.

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Childbirth Education - Research Release
Important research released today by Parents Centres NZ Inc and the Families Commission says many new mothers are falling between the gaps as a result of poor information and access to services provided around the time of childbirth.


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International Cranberry Specialists Ocean Spray to Partner Paren...
Parents Centres New Zealand Inc, the primary provider of childbirth education, parent education and support in New Zealand, has formed a strategic partnership with international cranberry specialists Ocean Spray.
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The fight-back against school junk food starts today
Green Party MP Sue Kedgley is launching a nationwide petition and School Food campaign today to try to persuade the Government to reinstate the Nutritional Guidelines requiring schools to sell healthy food in school canteens, which it dropped earlier this year.
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‘Don't let tobacco industry use shops to reach our kids',
‘Don't let tobacco industry use shops to reach our kids',
say child advocacy groups

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Parents Centres Celebrates Right to Workplace Flexibility
Parents Centres New Zealand Inc will celebrate a new workplace right tomorrow when Green MP Sue Kedgley's bill providing employees with care giving responsibilities the right to request flexible working arrangements becomes law.
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Calls On Government To Act On Dyslexia
This week marks Dyslexia Awareness Week and Parents Centres is calling on Government to act now to allocate dyslexia related education funding.
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Groceries In Exchange For Mothers Support?
Once more we see both woman and her family denigrated by the lack of empathy for the immediate post natal needs of mother and child following birth.
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