News

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.

June 2019

Family violence and sexual violence service provider update - MSD, June 2019 - 13 Jun, 2019
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) latest email update for family...
New national sexual violence response service for ethnic communities - 5 Jun, 2019
Shama Hamilton Ethnic Women’s Centre plans to develop a national specialist...

May 2019

Health and Disability Commissioner finds "systemic failing" at DHB in child abuse case - 24 May, 2019
Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill has released a report examining...
Budget 2019: $320m package announced for family and sexual violence - 20 May, 2019
The Government has announced a family violence and sexual violence package...
New Atu-Mai e-learning module on respectful relationships for Pasifika young people - 17 May, 2019
Le Va has launched a new e-learning module on respectful relationships for ...
Cabinet paper outlines Crown approach to Royal Commission on abuse - 14 May, 2019
The Government has released a Cabinet Paper and two Cabinet Minutes that...
ActionStation report explores gap in funding for sexual violence services - 10 May, 2019
ActionStation has published a report exploring whether government funding for...
Welfare Expert Advisory Group report released; research on child protection and welfare - 10 May, 2019
The final report from the Government commissioned Welfare Expert Advisory Group...
Family violence and sexual violence service provider update - MSD, May 2019 - 9 May, 2019
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) latest email update for family...
Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children forms additional iwi partnerships - 2 May, 2019
Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children has signed strategic partnerships with ...

April 2019

Government announces changes to oversight for children in care system - 29 Apr, 2019
Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni has announced changes to...
MSD revising process for responding to claims of historic abuse in state care - 29 Apr, 2019
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is working on improving its process...
Government consulting on draft ageing strategy - 18 Apr, 2019
The Government is inviting feedback on a draft new ageing strategy. The...
Hui Māori: Ināia Tonu Nei held on criminal justice reform - 16 Apr, 2019
A Hui Māori was held at Te Papaiouru Marae in Ohinemutu in April 2019, to...
Family and sexual violence service provider update - MSD, April 2019 - 16 Apr, 2019
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) latest email update for family...
New from NZFVC: Ethnic perspectives on family violence in Aotearoa New Zealand - 15 Apr, 2019
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse has today published Issues Paper...
Consultation open on Oranga Tamariki Legislation Bill - 9 Apr, 2019
The government is inviting consultation on legislation to support the...
Fiona Ross appointed Director, Family Violence and Sexual Violence Joint Venture - 3 Apr, 2019
Fiona Ross has been appointed to the role of Director, Family Violence and...
E Tū Whānau 2019 poster competition and film challenge - 2 Apr, 2019
E Tū Whānau is holding their second annual poster design competition.  The...

March 2019

Law Commission publishes recommendations on Evidence Act and family and sexual violence - 29 Mar, 2019
The Law Commission has published the final report from its review of the...
Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children publishes data on harm to children in state care - 29 Mar, 2019
Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children has published data on the number of...
Dates for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori and Pacific Language Weeks 2019 - 29 Mar, 2019
Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio has announced the dates of the...
Domestic violence victims' workplace protections legislation comes into effect 1 April - 29 Mar, 2019
The Domestic Violence—Victims' Protection Act 2018 comes into effect on 1 April...
Call for presenters for national domestic and sexual violence conference - 26 Mar, 2019
The National Coalition of Specialist Domestic Violence Service Providers, in...
Tō Hīkoitanga - Breaking Silent Codes (Domestic & Sexual Violence) Gathering, April 2019 - 25 Mar, 2019
A four day wānanga, Tō Hīkoitanga - 125 Suffrage & Breaking Silent Codes (...
Government hosts workshop on strengthening criminal justice system for victims - 18 Mar, 2019
As part of the Government's work on criminal justice reform, Chief Victims...
Royal Commission invites applications for Survivor Advisory Group; new forum launched - 13 Mar, 2019
The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the...
Family and sexual violence service provider update - MSD, March 2019 - 12 Mar, 2019
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) latest email update for family and...

February 2019

Joint Venture update: Registration of Interest open for Whānau Resilience Services and more - 28 Feb, 2019
The February update from the government’s Joint Venture on Family Violence and...
Joint Venture seeking specialist family violence practitioners/leaders for expert design groups - 27 Feb, 2019
The Government's Joint Venture Business Unit, Family Violence and Sexual...
Government releases final report from Whānau Ora Review - 21 Feb, 2019
Whānau Ora Minister Peeni Henare has released the final report summarising...
Charities Act Review: Public meetings begin, discussion document released - 10 Feb, 2019
Government is consulting with the public on the review of the Charities Act...
New reports on image based abuse, pornography and online abuse - 8 Feb, 2019
A number of reports have been published on research into image based sexual...
United Nations review of NZ human rights makes more than 30 recommendations on violence - 7 Feb, 2019
The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council reviewed New Zealand's human...
Justice reform survey open for victims/survivors of crime - 7 Feb, 2019
A survey has been launched for victims/survivors of crime as part of the...
Consultation open on health and disability system review - 7 Feb, 2019
The Government is currently asking for feedback on the New Zealand health and...
New Year Honours List recognises service to children and justice reform - 7 Feb, 2019
On 31 December 2018, the Government announced the 2019 New Year Honours List. ...

January 2019

Second round of consultation open on family justice reforms - 30 Jan, 2019
The Independent Panel reviewing the 2014 Family Court reforms is running a...
New resource translates common family violence terms; vigil for Xi Wang - 30 Jan, 2019
The Ministry of Justice has released handouts that provide translations of...
New from NZFVC: Using systems thinking to address IPV and CAN - 30 Jan, 2019
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse has today published Issues Paper...

Pages