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Weekly Media Round up

May 27, 2016 at 8:52 AM

Lead up to Budget 2016 - Govt announces funding cuts, increases and reprioritising:

In the lead up to the 2016 Budget, the Government has announced significant changes to community funding and programmes.

Many changes have been announced as new allocations or increased funding for programmes, however a number reflect transferring or reprioritising of funding.



Rainbow communities struggle to find help for domestic violence:

More funding for sexual violence agencies may not lead to takatāpui, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex survivors receiving the help they need, new research shows. 

The Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura – Outing Violence report, funded by It's Not Okay, included a survey about experiences of violence and a series of community hui, from Whangarei to Dunedin, which asked Rainbow communities what they needed.



Is NZ facing a crisis of conscience?:

OPINION: The housing crisis has taken on a more visible form, with the issues of emergency housing and homelessness.

The causes of homelessness and need for emergency housing are complex, but the common thread is poverty. And no place to turn. At the end of the tether, society decides whether to simply let it happen, or to care and act.



Affordable housing search leaves children out in the cold:

Children sleeping on sofas or changing schools frequently as parents struggle to find secure housing are a ticking timebomb, warn principals.

Principals at Hornby, Linwood North and Aranui primary schools say many of their pupils are suffering from a lack of secure housing with one warning of "trouble" when this cohort reached their teenage years. 

Hornby primary school principal Gary Roberts said a survey he conducted last year identified that just one in four of their final year six pupils had started at the school aged five.



Marcher for Moko urges men to step up:

More than 1000 people are marching in cities across New Zealand demanding an end to child abuse after the death of Moko Rangitoheriri last year.


See also:

March for Moko brings together all sides of the domestic violence debate Stuff

Thousands march for Moko around New Zealand Newshub

NZ has to talk about family violence - survivor Radio NZ


Australian campaign calls for family law reform to prioritise safety:

Women's Legal Services Australia is leading a campaign calling on political parties to reform Australian family law to prioritise the safety of women and children.



Taking a stand against family violence:

Marlborough woman Liz Collyns​ believes the best way to prevent family violence is to be neighbourly.

As she takes up her new role as co-ordinator at the Marlborough Violence Intervention Project, that is the message she will be pushing.

"People are quite afraid to offer help. I think the problem is that we now need permission to be neighbourly. We never used to have to do that, it just happened," she says.


FWCC Welcomes PM’s Statement On Violence Against Women:

Press Release – Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre

The Fiji Womens Crisis welcomes the statement on violence against women by the Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey overnight.FWCC Welcomes PM’s Statement On Violence Against Women

The Fiji Women’s Crisis welcomes the statement on violence against women by the Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey overnight.



David Rutherford: Website a huge step in stopping bullying:

As I put my pink shirt on today, I'm doing it with the knowledge that over the past year, some great things have been achieved in the space of bullying prevention.

Through hard work and perseverance, we have launched the very first Bullying Free NZ week and a much awaited resource for our schools and, more importantly, our children - the new Bullying Free NZ website,



Lizzie Marvelly: Election promises ignore those in need:

As a proud Kiwi, when I see a story about New Zealand in the international press, I make it my business to read it. Over the past few years I've laughed along with John Oliver as he made sport of our ponytail-pulling Prime Minister, our national best drawing competition and our propensity to fling sex toys at Government ministers.



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