Posts Tagged ‘beggar’

Beggars branded ‘pretty evil’ criminals

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Beggars have been branded “pretty evil” organised criminals by the head of an upscale Auckland retail district’s business association. But a senior police officer has rejected Mark Knoff-Thomas’ claim, saying there was no evidence to support his assertion that beggars were connected to organised crime. Read more Related Posts:Prayer does work from 150m away but Read more

Giving money to beggars makes the problem worse

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

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

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