Posts Tagged ‘Food security’

Vulnerable most disadvantaged by supermarket duopoly

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022
supermarket duopoly

The Catholic Church’s Auckland Justice and Peace Commission told a Parliamentary committee on Wednesday that land games and delaying tactics by a supermarket duopoly is hindering the lease of land to other food distributors is not helping bring down grocery prices. It is one of several points the Commission made to Parliament’s Economic Development, Science Read more

Struggling to survive; those seeking help highest in 100 years

Monday, November 15th, 2021
The Spinoff

Aucklanders who rely on benefits say they are just “trying to survive”. Hardship support from Work and Income has amounted to a “pittance”, they say. Advocates for Auckland Action Against Poverty (AAAP) and beneficiaries using their services say the support offered this year did not match that of the first lockdown. Just surviving is a Read more

Food havens feed South Auckland’s whānau in need

Thursday, June 17th, 2021
Whanau food havens

Fast food happened fast. The golden arches were first sighted in Porirua in 1976. Just 20 years later, there were 100 McDonald’s restaurants in the country. Nowadays, fast food restaurants are an omnipresent feature of the landscape of urban New Zealand. Kiwis flocked to the cities in the latter half of the 20th century, and Read more

10% of NZers do not have enough suitable food

Thursday, October 17th, 2019
food insecurity

The Auckland City Mission says over the last few years, demand for food has continually and dramatically increased. Food insecurity, or food poverty, is defined as not having enough appropriate food. The City Mission says information about food insecurity in New Zealand is outdated and sparse. But research led by the mission’s general manager of Read more

Food security: 1000s of New Zealanders live on about $6.50 a day

Monday, July 8th, 2019
Food shortage

Thousands of Auckland families are forced to feed themselves on about $6:50 a meal this winter, Auckland City Mission says. Its Social Services general manager Helen Robinson (pictured above) said that, for many families, once they had paid rent, debts, power, transport and medical costs, there was little left to spend on food. Robinson said that an economist’s assessment Read more

Prelate says natural birth control can ease climate impact

Friday, December 11th, 2015

A cardinal has said natural birth control could “offer a solution” to the impacts of climate change, particularly the lack of food in a warmer world. Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana told the BBC the Church has never been against natural family planning. During the Pope’s trip back from the Philippines, the Pontiff invited people Read more