Posts Tagged ‘gap between rich and poor’

Sacred Heart spends $50,000 on First XV

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

A New Zealand Herald investigation into First XV rugby in Auckland shows that five schools are estimated to be spending more than $400,000 collectively on their respective First XVs while the other seven teams in the 1A competition are spending collectively about $50,000. Auckland’s Sacred Heart estimates total annual expenditure on its First XV to be Read more

Decile ratings – whoever has will be given more – it seems

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Schools are bracing for the biggest changes to their funding in seven years, as officials measure how rich or poor their pupils’ families are. The decile ranking system is intended to compensate adequately schools whose parents cannot afford to make big donations. However, schools in rich areas are still about $1,000 a year better off for Read more

Rodney Hide – Government stomps on the poor

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Rodney Hide says Government programmes are perfectly engineered to embed and eternalise an underclass. He agrees with Matt McCarten that successive governments have shown no concern for the poor and downtrodden. “The transformation of New Zealand society from one in which Jack was every bit as good as his master, and Jack’s children had every opportunity Read more

Church favours food packs over feast

Friday, December 9th, 2011

A Whangarei church will feed a record 750 low-income families this Christmas, albeit in a different way.

The Elim Christian Centre, formerly known as the Equip Church, will deliver food packs to needy families in Whangarei rather than organising a Christmas dinner which it did previously.

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Growing gap between rich and poor alarms charities

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Charities say they have watched with concern as the gap between rich and poor grew over the past few years with no solution in sight. Wellingtonian of the Year and former City Missioner Father Des Britten said there was no doubt things were getting worse. Unfortunately in today’s world it was up to each person Read more