Posts Tagged ‘Family Poverty’

Christian Social Services: Causes of Kiwi families poverty

Monday, September 16th, 2019

But as a major new study raises concerns about a $630 million funding shortfall for social service providers, families face an increasingly complex landscape when it comes to fighting poverty. Trevor McGlinchey, the executive director at the NZ Council of Christian Social Services, said the typical Kiwi family seeking help was now often more at Read more

Christchurch diocese establishes a fund to help women and children

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Hoatu is an $8million dollar fund the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch has established to help women, children and families in Canterbury. The money became available when, in 2016, the Sisters of the Good Shepherd returned the proceeds from the sale of property in Halswell in the south-west of Christchurch. The diocese had given the land to Read more

David Tua plays Santa for Ōtara schoolchildren’s Christmas

Monday, December 11th, 2017
David Tua plays Santa to Ōtara children

David Tua has decked himself out as Santa to help children in Ōtara experience Christmas. He was supporting a team of businesses and volunteers. They wanted children of low-income families to know the excitement of receiving presents at Christmas. Tua’s appearance happened at Ōtara’s St John the Evangelist Catholic School. He was taking part in Read more

New Zealand’s largest food bank faces closure

Monday, August 28th, 2017

New Zealand’s largest foodbank faces closure, after being unable to pay its rent. More than 132 agencies and churches use Christchurch’s 0800 Hungry – which also delivers directly to families – with surplus supplies going to low decile schools. Continue reading

Methodist Mission housing the homeless

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

The Christchurch City Council provided $130,000 to the Methodist Mission to underwrite the leases on private rentals for homeless people, who weren’t able to secure the rentals themselves. The Methodist mission has taken the lease on six houses. The tenants pay rent, but the mission has committed to the landlord to pay any missed rent, Read more

Family poverty – 26,000 kiwi kids in poverty

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

This week is Social Justice week. The focus this year is family poverty. Almost a quarter of all New Zealand families with children experience income poverty. 2014 Child Poverty Monitor That means that these families live on less than 60% of New Zealand’s mean income. Only 37% of the adults in these families are in paid Read more