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Four? That’s Big

March 23, 2012:

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 […]

College of Midwives Supports Bottlefeeding Dads

February 8, 2012:

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.

Vacancy: Christchurch Coordinator

September 22, 2011:

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

Mauri Ora Father’s Circle

March 19, 2010:

Father’s Mauri Ora Circle Looking for support from other fathers? To lend your support to other dads? A safe place you can grow in confidence in your role as a father? Maybe a dad only environment where you can talk freely with other fathers? Our Father’s Mauri Ora Circle may be just what you are […]

Submissions Wanted on Income Splitting

December 14, 2009:

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.

Fathers Unhappy With Media

December 2, 2009:

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.

High Rates of Childcare Uptake in NZ

February 3, 2009:

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%.

Flexible Working Hours Legislated

December 12, 2007:

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 […]

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