Posts Tagged ‘social inequality’

Children’s Commissioner points to inequality as social driver of ram raids

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

The Children’s Commissioner says a spike in young people behind the wheel in ram raids is being created by families living in a “total state of hopelessness”. Judge Frances Eivers says child welfare and criminality are social issues and increasing poverty cannot go ignored. Her comments come on the day of new ram raids – Read more

Census 2018 limitations disproportionately affect Māori

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
census 2018

One in seven people did not complete the 2018 census, the first to be moved mostly online. Māori are likely to have been disproportionately affected by the new process but they have had no say in its design or implementation says Te Mana Raraunga, (TMR) the Māori Data Sovereignty Network. They think the limitations of the Read more

More Kiwis falling into poverty

Thursday, February 15th, 2018
Salvation Army State of the Nation

The Salvation Army says drugs, crime and poverty mar its latest state of the nation report. It says despite the country becoming wealthier, many Kiwis don’t share the prosperity. The Salvation Army says the number of families seeking food parcels from its 65 food banks jumped 12 percent this year. It says demand had held Read more

Solo Mother who supported City Mission campaign gets cruel comments on social media

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Auckland  City Missioner, Chris Farrelly, has written to the New Zealand Herald saying he was “troubled immensely” by the comments on Facebook about  a story featuring a solo mother of six. The story  was part of the Mission’s Mothers’ Day fundraising campaign. “It was at odds with what I know of the brave and resilient Read more

Papal inequality tweet sends right-wing commentators into flap

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Pope Francis has put out a tweet against inequality which has conservative economic commentators fuming. On April 28, Pope Francis posted to his Twitter feed: “Iniquitas radix malorum.” In English this translates to “Inequality is the root of social evil”. The papal tweet came only days after French economist Thomas Picketty’s bestseller “Capital in the Read more