Posts Tagged ‘beggar’

Giving money to beggars makes the problem worse Comments 0

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Stephanie McIntyre has a radical solution for solving the growing number of people begging on the street: Don’t give them a cent. McIntyre is the director of Downtown Community Ministry (DCM) in Wellington. DCM’s main focus is on ending homelessness and supporting people to get access to income, but she says putting money in the hat Read more

Auckland tough on beggars – Wellington kinder Comments 0

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Wellington City Councillor Stephanie Cook says Auckland’s proposal to ban beggars is harsh, and Wellington’s approach is a much more compassionate and pragmatic option. Begging could be banned throughout Auckland under a bylaw being drafted by the council. Wellington has addressed the question of public begging by setting up an Alternative Giving Fund asking people Read more

Confronting the beggar dilemma Comments 0

Friday, December 16th, 2011

When I was a sweet and protected young thing in 1960s Australia, beggars were the stuff of legend. As I walked sedately to my lectures, an old chap would stop me every now and then and ask me for a bob. That was my sole experience, and my father was disgusted. You know what that’s all Read more