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10 Dec 2012

The Families Commission joined with Taranaki Whānau to hold a wānanga as part of the He Ara Whakamua series.

This wānanga addressed the kaupapa:

“Taranaki – Wealthy Again. This time all of us."


Document type: Report
Size: 658.87 KB
27 Nov 2012

This resource shares knowledge about the needs and experiences of disabled parents, and can be used by government and service providers, as well as by parents.

The diverse needs and experiences of disabled parents must be taken into account when policies and practices...

Document type: Report
Size: 913.1 KB
24 Nov 2012

This research looks at how Pacific families manage their finances. The information can be used by government and providers as they design future initiatives with Pacific families.

Problem debt is one symptom of financial hardship, and is a significant barrier to families...

Document type: Report
Size: 1.3 MB
15 Nov 2012

This Fact Sheet provides summary information from our research report on national and regional trends in teenage birth rates – Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting: An Overview.

Document type: Fact Sheet
Size: 1.53 MB
15 Nov 2012

This report looks at teenage birth rates over time, across regions and by age of mother, and includes data about a second or subsequent birth to a teenage mother.

Until relatively recently having a baby in the late teenage years was not an unusual occurrence, but with...

Document type: Research Summary
Size: 464.96 KB
1 Nov 2012

In this submission, the Families Commission supports the intention of the Bill to improve the lives of beneficiaries, and calls for a number of changes to the Social Security Act to do this more effectively.

We ask that the Act give greater guidance to Work and Income...

Document type: Submission
Size: 456.5 KB
1 Nov 2012

This resource explores the experiences of Māori grandparents in New Zealand. Drawing on interviews and focus groups held with Māori grandparents, the resource describes the pleasures and pressures of grandparenting and the significant role many grandparents play in the lives of whānau....

Document type: Report
Size: 986.75 KB
1 Nov 2012

In this submission, the Families Commission supports paying carers, and favours a scheme whereby the money goes first to the disabled person, allowing the disabled person to decide who will be their paid carer.

Family carers deserve more than compassion – they should be...

Document type: Submission
Size: 340.11 KB
30 Oct 2012

In 2009 the Families Commission and Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) recognised the key role local government has in influencing and enhancing outcomes for families’ wellbeing in their communities.

While acknowledging the challenges councils face in bringing life to...

Document type: Report
Size: 3.39 MB
8 Oct 2012

Greater investment is needed in supporting families and whānau with young children, in particular those experiencing hardship and vulnerability, to ensure they have access to the support they need to prevent poor child, family and whānau outcomes.

Document type: Snapshot
Size: 256.71 KB
Last update: 18 Oct 2018