Posts Tagged ‘New Zealand cost of living’

Food a discretionary item for some

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022
Food discretionary item

Food has become a discretionary item in many people’s budgets. Its low priority is just one of the changes Delphina Soti, General Manager of the St Vincent de Paul food Hub in Auckland is seeing. Covid has a long tail and there are many layers of need in the community, she says. “There’s a lot Read more

KidsCan serving breakfast at record number of schools, with more waiting

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

Amid the growing economic crisis facing Aotearoa, unprecedented numbers of schools and early childhood centres and charities, like KidsCan, are offering breakfast to children to make sure they eat. As the cost of living trims how far money goes, children’s charity KidsCan is supporting more schools than ever – 874 schools and 156 early childhood Read more

New Zealand’s rapidly rising cost of living is “absolutely a crisis”

Thursday, March 10th, 2022
cost of living is “absolutely a crisis"

New Zealand’s rapidly rising cost of living is “absolutely a crisis”, says Monte Cecilia Housing Trust CEO Bernie Smith. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday that while rising living costs were impacting, she wouldn’t describe the situation as a crisis. However, the Catholic Housing Trust CEO with first-hand real-life experience of hardship is pushing back Read more