Evolve shareholders demand answers
Scoop - Victoria Young - September 18, 2019

New directors at Evolve Education were forced to their feet as shareholders demanded information from the childcare firm’s new management. But there was little forthcoming at today’s annual meeting from the new executives of the beleaguered NZX-listed childcare company...

New Director for Evolve Education Group Limited
Australian Financial Review, Media Release - September 17, 2019

Evolve Education Group Limited (Evolve) advises that it has appointed Adrian Fonseca as a Director of the company, effective 19 September 2019. Adrian will replace Grainne Troute, who retired on 6 September 2019. Adrian brings strong credentials to the Board...

An award years in making for Paihia Waitangi Kindergarten
NZ Herald - Northland Age - September 17, 2019

The Paihia Waitangi Kindergarten has been awarded Enviroschools Bronze status, and now has a large outdoor Enviro-schools sign and a framed certificate to prove it. Northland Regional Council representatives Cathy Erstich and Susan Karels made the presentations...

The Rotorua childcare centre making a difference to the elderly
NZ Herald - Caroline Fleming, Bay of Plenty Times - September 16, 2019

Some people say the best lessons in the world can be found in the minds of the elderly. However, for one care home in Rotorua, it is the youngest members of society who are providing the most help. For the past two years, BestStart Educare in Sunset and The Garden's Care Home...

Home daycare horror: Brodie, 1, nearly loses fingers after falling with steak knife
NZ Herald - Kurt Bayer - September 8, 2019

The parents of a toddler who nearly severed two fingers with a steak knife at a homebased daycare are dismayed that no further action has been taken by authorities. Brodie Henderson had just turned one and was enjoying his first steps when he grabbed a serrated steak knife...

Puddleducks' aims to provide quality childcare with state-of-the-art centre
Stuff - George Heagney - September 6, 2019

A new state-of-the-art early childcare centre is about to open in Palmerston North. Puddleducks' Nursery and Preschools is opening a new centre on Featherston St in Palmerston North next week, with the final touches going on this week. The centre will cater for up to 75 children a day...

'Selfless' Western Bay of Plenty council votes for childcare allowance
NZ Herald - Kiri Gillespie - Bay of Plenty Times - September 6, 2019

A Bay of Plenty council whose youngest member is 57 years old has been described as "selfless" and "progressive" after voting in a decision said to have a huge impact on democracy in the region. Reporter Kiri Gillespie was there when the votes were carried and investigates ...

Children at Nature's Wonder daycare in yellow for Daffodil Day
NZ Herald - Iiona Hanne, Stratford Press - September 4, 2019

Youngsters at Nature's Wonder in Eltham painted the town, and their t-shirts, yellow last week for Daffodil Day. The children spent the week working on a creative project for Daffodil Day - tie-dying their own t-shirts in bright yellow and orange...

Auckland measles outbreak: Government rejects sanctions or compulsion over vaccinations
Stuff - Kendall Hutt and Georgia Forrester - September 3, 2019

The Government says there's no evidence to show sanctions or compulsion around vaccinations are effective. On Tuesday, prominent Northland doctor Lance O'Sullivan hit out at the country's current response to the measles outbreak. O'Sullivan reiterated his call for New Zealand...

Gastro bug hits Hawke's Bay primary school leaving 100 children sick
Stuff - Tommy Livingston - September 3, 2019

A vomiting and diarrhoea bug has hit a Napier primary school leaving a trail of nearly 100 sick children in its wake. Greenmeadows School principal Mark Johnson said a number of children started to fall ill on Friday evening. That snowballed on Saturday with upwards of 70 children...

Two weeks to diagnose South Auckland baby with measles
NZ Herald - Dubby Henry - September 3, 2019

Sally-Anne Isaako's daughter Eden caught measles at the start of August. But it took more than two weeks before she was diagnosed. Daycare had been "phenomenal" and put all the right precautions in place, including sending all kids under 12 months home for two weeks...

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses ongoing measles outbreak
NZ Herald - September 2, 2019

There have now been 963 cases of measles confirmed across the country, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. Auckland remains the only centre with an official outbreak declared, and particularly South Auckland. Ardern said the Ministry of Health had been training 25 new nurses...

Anti-vaxxers target new parents, while others nurse their critically ill kids
Stuff - Michelle Duff - September 2, 2019

In a central Auckland suburb, anti-vaccination proponents are targeting new parents. Just down the motorway, parents are caring for their critically ill children with measles. Expectant parents can pay $140 to take a course about "informed consent" and "natural immunity," run by ...

From vegan interns to visiting preschoolers, all are welcome at the ECO School
Stuff - Rebecca Black - September 1, 2019

Dani Lebo and husband Nelson Lebo have up to six interns at a time staying at their Eco School on the eight-week permaculture design programmes they run throughout the year. Schools and preschools also make regular visits to the farm. They employ four educators and follow...

Father's days: Increasing the 'daddy quota' in parental leave makes everyone happier
NZ Herald - Sarah Duffy, Aila Khan and Patrick van Esch - September 1, 2019

What can a government do to encourage the best fathers possible? The single greatest gift might be functional parental leave policies that actually encourage men to take time off and be active early in family life. Right now paternity leave in Australia isn't working for fathers...