Posts Tagged ‘Budget 2023’

Foodbank demand echoes “Mother Hubbard”

Thursday, May 25th, 2023

Lack of money and high prices are causing food shortages in hundreds of thousands of New Zealand homes. Foodbank demand is soaring. Working families are among the growing number lining up for help as the cost of living and inflation bubble upwards. Food shortages are hitting food banks too. Like “Mother Hubbard“, who went to Read more

Food insecurity is starving with Budget crumbs

Monday, May 22nd, 2023
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Food insecurity is an urgent problem the Government must fix. “The more hungry we are, the more we will see unrest,” says Auckland City Missioner Helen Robinson. “Thousands and thousands of us just don’t have enough money for food.” She should know. Over the past 10 years, demand for City Mission food parcels has risen Read more

Cash-strapped hospices look at cutting services

Thursday, May 18th, 2023

Hospices are essential health services that rely on cake stalls and sales of second-hand clothes just to keep the lights on. Now some of the country’s biggest hospices are warning they will have to cut some services, if they do not get an urgent cash injection from the government. Last week, Hospice New Zealand chief Read more

Catholic recommendations for Budget 2023

Thursday, February 16th, 2023
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Auckland Catholic diocese has written to the Government’s Finance and Expenditure Select Committee about the 2023 Budget Policy Statement (BPS). The diocese’s Justice and Peace Commission’s submission particularly focuses on housing and child poverty, Māori children and the youth justice system. Housing affordability Acknowledging the ‘10,688 homes added to the public housing stock since 2017″, Read more