Posts Tagged ‘New Zealand child poverty’

Child poverty level worst in 18 years – KidsCan

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

During Christopher Luxon’s tour of KidsCan’s Auckland distribution centre on Friday, the charity’s CEO and founder, Julie Chapman, used the opportunity to inform the National Party leader of the dire state of child poverty in Aotearoa. “We’re seeing unprecedented levels of need,” said Chapman. KidsCan was founded by Chapman in 2005, at the time providing Read more

Budget 2021: Benefit boost of $50 would have doubled children out of poverty, Government opted for $20

Monday, August 9th, 2021

The Government considered immediately lifting benefits by $50, a benefit boost would have more than doubled the number of children pulled out of impoverished households. This would have also doubled the immediate cost of the benefit increase, pushing it above $1 billion. Ultimately the Government opted to spread the benefit increase over two Budgets, lifting Read more

Children miss out on ‘kindness’

Monday, May 17th, 2021
child poverty

A Government report from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) says New Zealand’s poorest children are continuing to miss out. The new Child Poverty Related Indicators Report, released Thursday, found there has been no measurable improvement in housing conditions, preventable hospitalisations or food security. “The report shows our children are suffering unnecessarily. “Polling Read more