Four? That’s BIG Family sizes have shrunk, especially amongst Pakeha, but some couples, like Justin and Leeanne Makinson, still think big. By Peter R Walker. Today, four children is officially a big family. Just a generation ago, three four or five children in a family was common. A generation before that it was common to […]
In a media statement clarifying their position on media reports about All Black Piri Weepu bottlefeeding his baby, the College of Midwives (NZCOM) says they support whatever works for the family – including fathers bottlefeeding their baby.
Make a real difference in the community by working for Father & Child. We’re looking for a well-organised all-rounder in Christchurch to fill this position, which coordinates our local activities. For full details see here
Father’s Mauri Ora Circle Looking for support from other fathers? …to lend your support to other dads? A safe place to strengthen your role as a father? …maybe a dad only zone, where we can talk freely? Our Father’s Mauri Ora Circle may be just what you are looking for. Meeting every Wednesday evening from […]
Inland Revenue is inviting submissions on a proposal by United Future on how to administer a potential Income Splitting system. Income Splitting means that a couple (only parents under the proposal) is treated as a tax unit rather than two individuals, and each parent is taxed on half of their combined income.
Families Commission research released today Heart and Head, showed that 60% of fathers think the media portrayed them in a poor light, and half thought that society overall does not recognise their importance.
New Zealand has internationally high rates of children attending childcare or pre-school education facilities. According to a new UNICEF report card from the Innocenti Research Centre 32% of 0-3 year old New Zealand children are enrolled in childcare, compared to an OECD average of 24%.
Employers have to grant a request for flexible working hours by an employee with dependent children under a new law passed in November. Employers can only refuse this request under certain circumstances, including: Re-organising the work around other staff, or recruiting new staff, is not possible Extra costs are too high, or restructuring is in […]