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2 April, 2014

New Youth Citizenship awards announced

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye is today asking New Zealanders to recognise outstanding young community members and nominate them for a Youth Week 2014 Award.

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28 March, 2014

Flaxmere young people funded for leadership programme

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye has today announced one-off funding of $20,000 for 30 Flaxmere College students to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award programme.

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17 February, 2014

Applications open for council youth funding

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye has announced that from today, the Ministry of Youth Development will be accepting applications from city and district councils to the Youth Development Partnership Fund.

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7 February, 2014

Funding for LGBTI youth plan

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye today announced $55,000 in funding through the Ministry of Youth Development to help strengthen services available to LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender or intersex) youth.

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24 January, 2014

PM’s Youth Programme making positive changes in lives of young people

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye joined Prime Minister John Key at a dinner last night to celebrate young participants of the 2014 Prime Minister’s Youth Programme.

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21 November, 2013

$200,000 Youth Fund benefits 47 projects

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that 47 projects will benefit from the Ministry of Youth Development’s Youth Fund 2014 totalling $200,000.

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31 October, 2013

Funding for Young Blake Expedition to Auckland Islands

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye today announced $28,500 funding to help send 12 young environmental leaders to the Auckland Islands on a Young Blake Expedition programme.

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17 October, 2013

Youth mentoring scheme given funding

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye today announced $6Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye today announced $60,000 funding to deliver mentoring opportunities for up to 50 for young people with disabilities.0,000 funding to deliver mentoring opportunities for up to 50 for young people with disabilities.

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22 September, 2013

National Youth in Emergency Services programme launched

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye has today announced $60,000 in funding to run Youth in Emergency Services (YES) programmes in six New Zealand communities.

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16 August, 2013

$200,000 Youth Fund open for applications

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye has today opened the 2014 Youth Fund, with $200,000 available for applications from young people for community projects.

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1 August, 2013

Youth survey shows life for young New Zealanders improving

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye has today released the latest survey about the health and wellbeing of New Zealand secondary school students.

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25 July, 2013

Kawerau youth funded to participate in Duke of Edinburgh programme

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye has today announced one-off funding of $21,600 to allow 15 young people from Kawerau to take part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award.

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18 July, 2013

29 councils share Youth Development funding

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye has today announced that 29 local authorities will benefit from this year’s Youth Development Partnership Fund totalling $889,000.

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15 July, 2013

Youth MPs descend on Capital

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye will tomorrow open Youth Parliament 2013 to 121 Youth MPs and 20 Youth Press Gallery members.

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5 June, 2013

Youth Parliament opens submissions

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye has today released the select committee topics for Youth Parliament on 16 and 17 July 2013.

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9 May, 2013

Young people to take on Parliament

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the names of the Youth Members of Parliament and Youth Press Gallery, as well as the topics they’ll be discussing at Youth Parliament 2013.

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5 May, 2013

Youth Week recognises young people’s contributions

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye says everyone should take the time to acknowledge the contributions made by New Zealand’s young people during Youth Week 2013.

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1 May, 2013

Ministers welcome NZ Music Month

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss and Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye are encouraged that New Zealand’s home-grown music scene continues to go from strength to strength, as the 13th NZ Music Month gets underway.

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29 April, 2013

Budget 2013: $4.5 million for youth services

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye has announced a decision to continue $4.5 million of funding so 46 service providers can continue working with young New Zealanders.

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23 April, 2013

Applications open for local government youth funding

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye announced that from today the Ministry of Youth Development will be accepting applications to the Youth Development Partnership Fund from city and district councils.

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14 April, 2013

Youth organisations given funding

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye today announced funding for six organisations offering diverse services to young people.

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11 February, 2013

Selection Process underway for Youth Parliament 2013

The Minister of Youth Affairs, Hon Nikki Kaye, has opened the selection process for Youth Parliament 2013 and is inviting young people aged 16-18 to contact their local MP and apply to represent their community.

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30 January, 2013

More social workers in low-decile schools

A further 80 schools will be covered by the expansion of Social Workers in Schools (SWiS) when students return to classrooms from this week.

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22 January, 2013

Young New Zealanders deserve praise for effort

Youth Affairs Minister Paula Bennett congratulates the 100 young people accepted onto the Prime Minister’s Youth Programme which is running this week.

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17 January, 2013

December quarter benefit numbers released

The number of people on benefits in New Zealand is the lowest it’s been at the end of a December quarter since 2008.

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13 December, 2012

Children in care receive vital help

Children in care are benefiting from a life-changing government initiative to ensure health, mental health and educational needs are addressed.

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10 December, 2012

Youth mental health information fund launched

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett today announced the launch of a new contestable fund to improve youth mental health information for parents, families and friends.

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4 December, 2012

Former Governor General leads Expert Group

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett is delighted to announce that former Governor General the Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand will lead the Expert Advisory Group on Information Security.

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16 November, 2012

Appointments to Families Commission

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett today announced two new appointments to the Families Commission.

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14 November, 2012

Vulnerable Children’s Team for Whangarei

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has announced the second Vulnerable Children’s Team will be rolled out in Whangarei.

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