Posts Tagged ‘Needy’

Punitive move divides the needy

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is calling on the Government to not further divide the needy. The call comes in response to the Government’s Income Relief Payment making full-time workers who lost their job because of the economic impact of COVID-19 eligible for tax-free weekly payments of almost $500 a week for a period Read more

Siren call for foodbank appeal on Marlborough streets

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Don’t be alarmed if you are in Marlborough next Monday night you hear sirens. It is a call to action. In its 13th year, 300 volunteers will take to the streets of Marlborough behind a fire truck on Monday night, calling on households to donate to the Foodbank Street Appeal for people in need this Christmas. Marlborough Foodbank manager Wynnie Cosgrove Read more

St Francis Trust to offer interest-free loans

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
St Francis Trust - Poverty in New Zealand

Supporting people to become financially independent is behind an initiative to provide Dunedin people with interest-free loans. The St Francis of Assisi Dunedin Trust has been formed to provide micro-loans to people in need of a helping hand, especially in a crisis situation. The initiative by a small group of Dunedin Catholics, was prompted by The Expert Advisory Read more