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News is updated several times a week with new research, policy, legislation, funding opportunities, government consultations, new initiatives and community campaigns as well as selected international material. Stories often include links to related research and resources.

January 2017

Police release summary of report on Livingstone filicides-suicide - 19 Jan, 2017
In December 2016, the Otago Daily times (ODT) received a summary of the NZ...
Government continues work on integrated data and "social investment" - 18 Jan, 2017
Government and some researchers continue to explore the use of administrative...
Information on applying for a Harmful Digital Communications order - 11 Jan, 2017
The Ministry of Justice has updated their website with new information about...
Know the danger signs: It's not OK launches new resources on lethality - 10 Jan, 2017
In December, the It's not OK Campaign launched new resources highlighting signs...
New Healthy Ageing Strategy released; related resources - 10 Jan, 2017
The Ministry of Health released its Healthy Ageing Strategy in December 2016....
Further update on cross-government work programme on family and sexual violence - 10 Jan, 2017
The Government has provided an update on the cross-government family and sexual...

December 2016

NZFVC closed for holiday break, reopening 9 January 2017 - 22 Dec, 2016
The Clearinghouse is closed for the holiday break from Friday 23 December 2016...
New Prime Minister announces changes to cabinet and ministerial appointments - 19 Dec, 2016
The new Prime Minister, Bill English, has announced his cabinet with some...
Police launch survey for victims of sexual assault - 19 Dec, 2016
NZ Police published new content on their website to support victims of sexual...
Submissions are open on the second piece of legislation to reform child care and protection services - 14 Dec, 2016
The second piece of legislation to reform child care and protection services...
First child protection reform Bill passes third reading - 14 Dec, 2016
One of the Bills implementing the Government's reforms to child protection has...
Lifeline to merge with Presbyterian Support Northern - 12 Dec, 2016
Presbyterian Support Northern (PSN) has committed 18 months of operational...
Government criticised for decision to not conduct inquiry into child abuse - 8 Dec, 2016
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has said there will not be an inquiry...
Working together to achieve whānau wellbeing in Waitematā - 8 Dec, 2016
A project exploring how to increase community-led primary prevention of family...
Samoa's Ombudsman launches domestic violence inquiry - 8 Dec, 2016
Samoa's Ombudsman, Maiava Iulai Toma, has launched a Commission of Inquiry into...
Treaty claim lodged on move away from whānau, hapū, iwi placements for children in care - 5 Dec, 2016
The Māori Women's Welfare League (MWWL) has filed a claim in the Waitangi...
Domestic violence workplace Bill drawn from ballot; more businesses launch policies - 5 Dec, 2016
Green MP Jan Logie's Domestic Violence - Victims' Protection Bill has been...
Consultation open on family, whānau and sexual violence workforce capability framework - 5 Dec, 2016
Updated: Consultation extended to 7 February 2017. The Ministerial Group on...
International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Disability Strategy launched, new resources - 1 Dec, 2016
December 3 marks the United Nations International Day of Persons with...

November 2016

Issues Paper calls for improved response to perpetrators of family violence - 24 Nov, 2016
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse has today published Issues Paper...
ComVoices paper highlights issues with govt requiring individual client level data - 24 Nov, 2016
ComVoices has published an issues paper on the Ministry for Social Development...
MSD update on developing new child protection model - 24 Nov, 2016
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has published information about the...
New resources to support dads talking about respectful relationships with their sons - 24 Nov, 2016
White Ribbon has created a toolbox for dads and short videos that focus on the...
White Ribbon NZ campaigns on respectful relationships in 2016 - 23 Nov, 2016
White Ribbon Day, 25 November, will be marked in New Zealand in 2016 with a...
Consultations on more proposed government agency information sharing - 21 Nov, 2016
The Government has announced two consultations related to information sharing...
Māori intergenerational trauma and healing research presentations now online - 17 Nov, 2016
Video recordings and Powerpoint presentations from recent seminars on the...
More Pasefika Proud Fono held: "Our Families, Our People, Our Responsibility" - 10 Nov, 2016
Pasefika Proud has published a report of a two-day Fono held in Wellington in...
NZ Rugby announces review of "respect and responsibility" - 10 Nov, 2016
NZ Rugby has announced a respect and responsibility programme. The programme...
ComVoices 2016 State of the Sector Survey finds community organisations struggling - 9 Nov, 2016
ComVoices have released results from their second survey of community...
Government announces information sharing framework - 9 Nov, 2016
As part of the ongoing reforms to child protection, Justice Minister Amy Adams...
New sexual violence court process to be piloted in Whangarei and Auckland - 9 Nov, 2016
The District Court has announced that a new process for sexual violence cases...
Postgraduate qualifications in violence studies offered again in 2017 - 9 Nov, 2016
The University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology (AUT) will...
Updated and expanded guidelines for sexual violence crisis support services - 2 Nov, 2016
Te Ohaakii a Hine – National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together (TOAH-...
MSD update on the development of sexual violence services - 2 Nov, 2016
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has published its third update on the...
Second Integrated Safety Response pilot opens in Waikato - 2 Nov, 2016
The Government announced the launch of the second pilot site of the Integrated...

October 2016

Pacific peoples and family violence: new resources and international meetings - 27 Oct, 2016
The Ministry of Social Development's Pasefika Proud has published a number of...
NZ accedes to Optional Protocol on Rights of People with Disabilities - 26 Oct, 2016
The New Zealand Government has acceded to the Optional Protocol to the United...
Government to raise age of care and protection to 21 - 20 Oct, 2016
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has announced plans to raise the age of...
New project 'Tū Mai Awa' launched, upcoming wānanga - 17 Oct, 2016
A new community-based social change project, Tū Mai Awa, has been launched. Tū...
ACC sessions, survey and sector update on sexual violence prevention - 16 Oct, 2016
ACC will be hosting a series of sexual violence prevention information sharing...

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