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The shame of poverty in NZ

Written By: - Date published: 7:11 am, June 6th, 2015 - 30 comments

According to the Ministry of Social Development child poverty is worse in NZ than in any European country. According to the Child Poverty Action Group new figures are going to show an increase in poverty. According to the coroner a damp unhealthy state house contributed to the death of a child. Welcome to the “brighter future”.

The working poor

Written By: - Date published: 9:13 am, September 13th, 2014 - 45 comments

National is not interested in doing anything about poverty in NZ. They won’t even officially measure poverty, because they don’t want to know.

Child Poverty March

Written By: - Date published: 8:32 pm, September 6th, 2014 - 14 comments

There was a great protest up Queen St today, as 1000-odd people (including me!) marched against child poverty, and government and societal inaction over it.

 

Child Poverty March tomorrow

Written By: - Date published: 1:24 pm, September 5th, 2014 - Comments Off on Child Poverty March tomorrow

TAKE STEPS AGAINST CHILD POVERTY WITH CPAG
Britomart to Aotea Square, Auckland
This Saturday – 6 September, 11am

Child Poverty in Aotearoa: Tackling Inequality

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 pm, June 6th, 2014 - 10 comments

There’s a wee bit of irony in showing a program on inequality on expensive subscriber-only TV; but nonetheless there’s an excellent new series on Face TV (Sky 83).

Poverty Watch 42

Written By: - Date published: 7:49 am, August 3rd, 2013 - 85 comments

Welcome to Poverty Watch, a weekly update on National’s lack of response to the urgent and growing issue of poverty in NZ. This week, the CPAG report on the links between poverty and child abuse, and why it shows that government policy is misguided. Green MP Holly Walker tries to get a straight answer out of Paula Bennett.

Poverty Watch 31

Written By: - Date published: 8:11 am, May 18th, 2013 - 92 comments

Welcome to Poverty Watch, a weekly update on National’s lack of response to the urgent and growing issue of poverty in NZ. This week – reaction to the budget’s lack of significant action on poverty, and CPAG’s court case on the In Work Tax Credit.

Bare your soles for child poverty

Written By: - Date published: 9:53 am, December 12th, 2012 - 27 comments

The Child Poverty Action Group has organised a rally on Parliament’s grounds today at 1pm, where the public, media and politicians are urged to “bare their soles for child poverty” .

Poverty Watch 14

Written By: - Date published: 10:37 am, December 1st, 2012 - 27 comments

Welcome to Poverty Watch, a weekly update on National’s lack of response to the urgent and growing issue of poverty in NZ. This week, the return of Inside Child Poverty, and the view from Planet Key…

Insight on poverty

Written By: - Date published: 6:56 am, November 7th, 2011 - 46 comments

Sunday morning’s RNZ Insight program was an excellent examination of poverty in NZ. Labour’s policies were slowly reducing poverty.  National’s are making it worse again.  How much do we care?

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