first_imgStuff 1 April 2015Child, Youth and Family (CYF) is set for a major overhaul, with Social Development Minister Anne Tolley admitting that the department charged with protecting New Zealand’s most vulnerable citizens “must do better”.Tolley has announced the formation of a high-powered panel to lead the restructure, headed by senior public servant Paula Rebstock and joined by Police Commissioner Mike Bush.Also on the panel are chief science adviser to the Ministry of Social Development Richie Poulton, former Maori Party chief of staff Helen Leahy and Duncan Dunlop, chief executive of Who Cares? Scotland, an independent advocacy charity for young people.The panel will oversee the development and implementation of an operating model to modernise CYF and enhance its governance. It is expected to have a wide-ranging brief to consider all aspects of CYF operations.“For the sake of vulnerable children, we must do better, and we need a very clear strategy that focuses on the needs of children, rather than the needs of the system,” Tolley said.“New Zealand used to be a world leader in the field of child protection, but I believe we are now eight to 10 years behind in our thinking in some important areas, such as how we support children in state care. read more

first_imgHowever, the Super Eagles will book their flight to Russia 2018 with a draw at home to the resurgent Chipolopolo on October 7. Zambia now have seven points from four matches, just three points behind leaders Nigeria.Both Cameroon, who have three points, and Algeria on a point have been effectively ruled out of the race to Russia 2018.A second half strike by Patson Daka, MVP of this year’s Under-20 AFCON hosted and won by Zambia, was the hero for the Copper Bullets when he put away a loose ball inside the box after 66 minutes.Skipper and goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene kept his country in the game when he saved a Riyad Mahrez penalty in the first half.Mweene also pulled off several big saves to ensure Zambia record a double over the North Africans after they won the first game 3-1 in Lusaka last Saturday.Nigeria defeated Zambia 2-1 in Ndola in October 2016, but the Southern Africans are now a team reborn with the injection of several players from the Under-20s, who went on to shine at the recent Under-20 World Cup in Korea, as well as new discoveries in the country’s COSAFA and CHAN campaigns.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS Zambia has become the new and only rivals of Nigeria for a ticket to next year’s World Cup after the Chipolopolo’s shocked 1-0 defeat of hosts in Constantine last night.last_img read more