Kawepūrongo

Celebrating 120 years of women’s suffrage

To celebrate 120 years of women’s suffrage in New Zealand, Statistics NZ has partnered with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs to create an infographic representing women’s achievements in New Zealand over the past 120 years.

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Suffrage anniversary inspires momentum for change

The 120th anniversary of women’s suffrage last month was celebrated widely across the country with many people using the anniversary to champion actions to improve lives for New Zealand women.

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Buddy Day 2013

15 November is Buddy Day 2013 – A child abuse awareness initiative.

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Lack of exercise and fatty diet leave six out of 10 Pacific adults obese

Twenty-eight per cent of New Zealanders aged 15 and over – “about one million adults” – are obese, the 2013 Ministry of Health annual report says.

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Ikaroa is Online

Following the launch of the National MWWL website in July this year, IKAROA region is the first of four other regional websites to follow.

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Changes to child restraint laws

From 1 November 2013 the mandatory use of child restraints in vehicles will be extended by two years, with all children required to be correctly secured in an approved restraint until their seventh birthday.

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Women of Influence Awards

“These awards are about identifying bold, energetic women who are helping to shape the spirit and future of New Zealand,” says Mrs Goodhew.

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REDRAWING OF ELECTORATE BOUNDARIES SOON TO GET UNDERWAY

The Representation Commission will soon start its work to redraw the electorate boundaries for use in the 2014 and 2017 general elections.

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Influentials: Events that defined a nation

Listener look’s back at key events that have defined New Zealand, including 1970s’ Maori Renaissance

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Te Whare O Te Ropu Wahine Maori Toko i te Ora

This whare in a quiet residential street in Thorndon, has operated as the headquarters of the Maori Women’s Welfare League since the early 1960s.

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