Posts Tagged ‘Child Poverty’

Cardinal Dew joins housing protesters Comments 4

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
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Cardinal John Dew recently joined protesters concerned about empty Housing New Zealand properties and growing urgent housing lists. Dew told about 50 people at the protest on March 21 that 34,000 New Zealanders were either homeless or living in insecure homes. Good quality, safe shelter was a basic human right and New Zealand had a Read more

Church congratulated on child poverty stand Comments 0

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

The efforts by the bishops of the Anglican Church to ensure that the issue of child poverty is not forgotten is a call to all New Zealanders to take action, says Labour’s Interfaith-Dialogue Spokesperson, Su’a William Sio. “I think the Anglican Church is right on the mark and this Government has to focus on child Read more

Poverty – not in my town? Hot soup for street kids Comments 0

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Debbie Munroe has a message for people who don’t think poverty exists in New Zealand. “Come down to Manurewa and join me so you can see what I see.” The 50-year-old youth worker walks the streets of Manurewa with a small group three nights a week, handing out hot soup and bread to people who Read more

Child poverty on Key agenda Comments 0

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Prime Minister John Key has asked his officials for fresh ideas on tackling child poverty. On his first day back at Parliament since being re-elected on Saturday, Key said he had ordered Treasury and Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet officials to start presenting new ideas. ‘‘The recognition I think we all have is that Read more

It’s easier to talk about other countries’ atrocities Comments 0

Friday, August 29th, 2014

It’s easier to talk about other countries’ atrocities than to look deeply at the blight of violence meted out on innocent children on a daily basis in our own country says the parish priest of Oamaru in the South Island of New Zealand. In an opinion piece in the Otago Daily Times Fr Wayne Healey Read more

Huge crowd at child poverty forum in Wellington cathedral Comments 0

Friday, August 8th, 2014

More than 1000 people packed St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral in Wellington for a Catholic and Anglican initiative to hear politicians address child poverty. Catholic Archbishop John Dew and Anglican Bishop Justin Duckworth invited the Children’s Commissioner, Dr Russell Wills, and politicians to speak on child poverty in the lead-up to the election. At the forum Read more

Anglican & Catholic bishops organise forum on child poverty Comments 1

Friday, July 25th, 2014

The Catholic and Anglican Bishops of Wellington, New Zealand, Archbishop John Dew and Bishop Justin Duckworth, have organised Forum on Child Poverty. The aim of the forum is to highlight the issue of child poverty in New Zealand. An estimated 270,000 children (1 in 4 children) in New Zealand live in poverty. Click here  to Read more

Band-aid Budget 2014 Comments 1

Friday, May 16th, 2014

The Budget largely fails to address the root causes of poverty, provide more affordable and social housing, or adequately protect our environment says the The Justice and Peace Commission for the Catholic Diocese of Auckland. The Commission says: The Budget fails to adequately address the legitimate redistribution of economic benefits by the state as discussed Read more

Anglican Synod meets at Waitangi Comments 0

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Two hundred and twenty Anglican bishops, clergy and lay people from throughout New Zealand and the Pacific are at Waitangi to thrash out the direction the church will take in the next couple of years. Over the next three days, they will discuss its role in helping alleviate child poverty, and where it goes in Read more

Truth behind NZ’s sexy global business image Comments 0

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Economist Brian Easton says New Zealand’s sexy image on the global business stage does not necessarily translate to a better life for those on low incomes, particularly women and children. Easton, who’s recently published a user’s guide to economic inequality, says inequality is difficult to measure. One indicator might show it going up while another Read more