Posts Tagged ‘NZCCSS’

Healthy Homes saving lives – NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

This is the right thing to do and the right time to do it, says NZ Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Policy Advisor Paul Barber, in response to the new Healthy Homes Standards just released. This is about saving lives of young children and older people especially, who are made ill by the condition Read more

Government defends welfare reforms

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

The Government is rejecting opposition criticism of welfare reforms and says it’s on track to get 46,000 people off benefits over the next four years. Laws are going to be changed, requiring solo parents on a benefit to look for part-time work when their youngest child is five and fulltime work when that child turns Read more

Bishops ask all to consider the common good when they vote

Friday, November 4th, 2011

New Zealand’s Catholic bishops have asked New Zealanders and especially Catholics to consider the common good of all when they vote in the November general election. In a statement being distributed to Catholic parishes throughout the country, the bishops emphasise that politics is not a private affair and that the election is an opportunity to help secure Read more

A generation growing up with increasing income inequality

Friday, September 16th, 2011

A generation of kids have grown up with increasing income inequality and high levels of poverty. “The violence, poor health and lack of educational success of our poorest kids is a direct consequence”, said Ruby Duncan, President of the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS). “Our members do not want to be constantly Read more