Posts Tagged ‘Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG)’

Children working to help their families fly under radar

Monday, February 19th, 2024

As many as 15,000 teenagers are taking on paid work to help pay for family basics and government agencies urgently need to find out how many are dropping out of school to do so, the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG)says. CPAG is urgently calling for adequate support to school students who are working too many Read more

CPAG unveils election asks so every child can thrive

Thursday, July 13th, 2023

The Child Poverty Action Group – CPAG – has launched three key election asks and a suite of policy briefs 100 days out from the election to show how unacceptable levels of deprivation in Aotearoa can be addressed. The three asks are simple: free preschool education for every child, a warm and safe dry house Read more

Food insecurity is starving with Budget crumbs

Monday, May 22nd, 2023
food insecurity

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

UN report highlights Kiwi children ‘left behind’ in poverty

Thursday, April 20th, 2023

Persistent child poverty rates in Aotearoa New Zealand signal a failure to recognise the legal rights of the child consistent with the Articles of the UN Convention, according to a report by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). CPAG is concerned groups of children have been ‘left behind’ in recent attempts to reduce poverty, and more Read more

Families may find this lockdown worse than first, says Child Poverty Action

Thursday, August 26th, 2021
The Spinoff

Families still struggling after previous lockdowns may find the current Level 4 lockdown worse than the first one. They need more government support, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). Vulnerable families stand to lose a lot during level 4 lockdowns. Their food budgets suddenly have to cater for lunches the Government’s school lunch programme usually Read more

Jacinda disagrees with accusation of ‘unjustifiably slow’ welfare reform

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

Jacinda Ardern says she disagrees with the accusation of “unjustifiably slow” welfare reform made by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). CPAG’s criticism of the Government’s response comes after more than 60 charities urged them to increase welfare payments in the lead-up to Christmas, which Ardern ruled out. Progress on welfare reform is being made, Read more