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Hikoi for Homes - major marches and rallies tomorrow

Friday, 20 November 2015, 11:11 am | Child Poverty Action Group

The events - jointly organised by the Child Poverty Action Group, Auckland Action Against Poverty, First Union and Unite - promise to attract hundreds of people moved to march for quality, affordable and safe housing for all New Zealanders. More >>

New Zealanders in need being failed by government

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 10:19 am | Child Poverty Action Group

A research report released today is the latest proof that Auckland’s housing crisis is at breaking point and that those most in need are being systemically ignored by our government. More >>

Christchurch housing still a major issue for many

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 9:15 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Access to housing is in a state of national crisis, but few from outside the Canterbury region know quite what it’s like to live in life-changing post-quake vulnerability. More >>

'Time to raise age of fostercare in New Zealand,' says CPAG

Friday, 4 September 2015, 4:38 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group is supporting a campaign to raise the age of state care from 17 to 21 and says it is unrealistic to expect a 17 year old to be completely independent. More >>

CPAG Summit - Welfare fit for families in a changing world

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 4:18 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

A Child Poverty Action Group summit in Auckland next week will look at what needs to change for New Zealand’s welfare and child policy to support all children and families in the 21st Century. More >>

Becoming "fighting fit" with money

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 7:52 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Getting into shape physically requires regular discipline in diet and exercise. Our finances also require regular attention. Firstly, for overall financial health, the amount we pay on debt must be brought under control. More >>

Poor families at back of the queue for decent housing - CPAG

Monday, 17 August 2015, 12:30 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Urgent action is needed to make sure families have healthy and affordable homes, says the Child Poverty Action Group. More >>

Healthy and affordable housing campaign: Auckland launch

Sunday, 16 August 2015, 8:11 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

This month, CPAG is campaigning to raise public and political awareness about the poor housing conditions endured by children and families living in poverty in New Zealand. More >>

Low income students ‘locked out’ of tertiary education

Friday, 14 August 2015, 1:13 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says the increasing costs facing all students are effectively locking poor students out of tertiary education. More >>

Children harmed by 19th century approach to welfare debtors

Tuesday, 4 August 2015, 11:21 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says hundreds of young mothers with young children are being hounded for repayment of debt to Work and Income NZ when tax debt costs the country much more. More >>

'No justification' for Government delay on benefit increases

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 9:56 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says the Minister of Social Development Minister should give a full explanation of why benefit levels were not raised immediately following the 2015 Budget. More >>

Children in poverty cannot wait

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 3:49 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says it is a tragedy for young children growing up in poverty today that the government will not take the steps needed to meet their urgent needs. More >>

OECD report indicates better policy needed to reduce poverty

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 9:16 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

OECD Economic Surveys NEW ZEALAND (PDF): http://www.oecd.org/eco/surveys/New-Zealand-2015-overview.pdf More >>

Why are we sending women with children to prison?

Friday, 5 June 2015, 11:36 am | Child Poverty Action Group

CPAG welcomes the latest report from the Families Commission " Improving outcomes for children with a parent in prison" More >>

Budget signals change in approach to child poverty

Friday, 22 May 2015, 10:19 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says it is heartening to see the first real increase in beneficiary incomes since 1972 announced in Budget 2015. CPAG is pleased to see the government begin to honour its commitment to tackling New Zealand's high rates ... More >>

Petition calls for a Budget to end child poverty

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 9:22 am | Child Poverty Action Group

At 3.30pm today local children will join members of ActionStation and representatives of UNICEF, Child Poverty Action Group, NZ Council of Christian Social Services, the Equality Network and Tick for Kids partners to deliver a 15,000 signature petition ... More >>

Budget must ensure families have enough income to provide

Monday, 18 May 2015, 12:26 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The 2015 budget must address the issue of adequate income for families if it is serious about reducing child poverty in New Zealand, says the Child Poverty Action Group. CPAG economics spokesperson Susan St John says, "The government must ... More >>

Poverty and poor housing underlying causes of disease

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 1:08 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says the high burden of respiratory disease in New Zealand provides further compelling evidence for the need to address underlying income and housing issues for the poorest. More >>

Exhibition showcases Big Picture solutions to child poverty

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 11:00 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Exhibition showcases Big Picture solutions to child poverty Child Poverty Action Group is delighted that the wonderful artworks produced for The Big Picture Competition are being shown at Fresh Gallery in Otara, Auckland. The nationwide schools' competition, ... More >>

Researchers disappointed by 'disappearing data'

Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 4:43 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says the loss of the Ministry of Social Development's annual statistical report is a blow to researchers and makes the Government's decision making on social issues less transparent. The annual statistical report was last ... More >>

 

 

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