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Weekly Media Roundup

May 29, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Vulnerable Children:

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has announced the locations of eight new Children's Teams that are rolling out over the next year. Bennett says that Children's Teams are a key part of the government's Action Plan to reduce child abuse and neglect. THey bring together professionals and NGOs from across the sectors to address the needs of vulnerable children and their families.   

Children's Teams Announced

This week has also seen the release of a report into CYF Caseloads. It found that frontline social workers did not have enough time or resources to manage their caseloads properly.

Report: Admin over children at CYF

However, Minister Bennett has refuted the notion that more cash is the answer to the issue.

Cash not the answer for vulnerable kids: Bennett


Parties adopt women-specific policies:

The Green Party and Maori Party have ammended their policies to align with some of the recommendations from a women's affairs group.

Parties adopt women-specific policies


Roast Busters:

Click below for a Radio NZ interview with Louise Nicholas about the police handling of media enquiries into the roastbusters scandal.

Police apologise for mistakes made in the roastbusters scandal 


Legal Highs:

Synthetic Cannabis ban is starting to bite


Good news for coffee drinkers in Henderson:

A new cafe is being launched at ZEAL by two enterprising young people keen to brew great coffee while giving back to the community.

Teenage pair brew up a job they enjoy





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