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Wahakura Package would provide warm welcome for babies

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 3:08 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The Greens Wahakura Welcome package announced yesterday is a wonderful example of child-centred policy which would help all children get a fair and equal start in life, says Child Poverty Action Group. CPAG health spokesperson Innes Asher says, ... More >>

John Key mistaken on extent of child poverty

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 3:46 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says Prime Minister John Key made a serious mistake over poverty rates for children in working families in the leaders' debate on TV3 last night. More >>

New research shows New Zealanders' views on child poverty

Friday, 5 September 2014, 2:10 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The findings of a survey into what New Zealanders think about child poverty in our country have been released today. Child Poverty Action Group commissioned MMResearch, in association with Research Now to conduct an online survey sampling 1013 members ... More >>

One Day to Go! Kids Child Poverty March in Auckland

Friday, 5 September 2014, 1:58 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Only one more sleep until we march up Queen St! More than 800 people have signed up to 'take steps against child poverty' on our Facebook page and loads more have emailed us they're coming too. We're expecting a fantastic crowd! This is going to ... More >>

Adequate family incomes essential to reduce child poverty

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 1:14 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says making sure families have enough money to care for their children is a fundamental part of the solution to child poverty. More >>

Take Steps Against Child Poverty with Us!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 2:05 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

TAKE STEPS AGAINST CHILD POVERTY WITH US! Britomart to Aotea Square, Auckland, 11am, Saturday 6 Sept Music * Interactive Art * Stilt Walkers * Great Speakers * Plus more! More >>

Join the hikoi to end child poverty in New Zealand

Friday, 22 August 2014, 10:40 am | Child Poverty Action Group

CPAG is calling on people across society to join a march from Britomart to Aotea Square in Auckland to demand action on child poverty in Aotearoa. More >>

Children, not ideology, at the heart of policy

Monday, 18 August 2014, 4:21 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group has welcomed the Green's policy on Working for Families announced yesterday and says it puts children's needs at the heart of policy. CPAG economics spokesperson Associate Professor Susan St John said, "The Green's ... More >>

High cost of GP visits still a barrier for older children

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 3:20 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Free doctor's visits should be extended to all children under 18 as GP charges are a significant barrier for low income families, says Child Poverty Action Group. More >>

Give all low-income children equal support says CPAG

Monday, 14 July 2014, 1:32 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says the government should disentangle support for children from work incentives for parents, and treat all low income children equally. More >>

Entrenched child poverty no cause for celebration

Thursday, 10 July 2014, 10:55 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says high child poverty rates have become normalised and New Zealand's poorest children should expect a far greater level of ambition for their well-being. More >>

Fair schooling should reduce disadvantage of poorest kids

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 8:45 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Compulsory education policy must address children's disadvantages outside school to improve their life chances, says Child Poverty Action Group in a new policy paper to be released on Thursday. More >>

Children pay for short-cuts in early childhood care

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 9:19 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says it is essential that the push to increase participation in early childhood services is matched by a focus on high quality, culturally responsive services. More >>

Children affected by benefit sanctions remain invisible

Monday, 16 June 2014, 10:41 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says the welfare of children affected by the government's benefit sanctions remains a deep concern. More >>

Greens' focus on teen health welcome

Saturday, 31 May 2014, 12:25 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says a Green Party policy to provide free healthcare for all children and young people up to 18 would make a real difference to teenagers' health. More >>

The revolving door - student transience in Auckland schools

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 1:05 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

"Transience compounds children's other disadvantages and is too great a problem for schools to deal with alone," says Child Poverty Action Group. CPAG has undertaken new research on transience or student mobility in Auckland schools, which will be ... More >>

Sick children need leadership on poverty

Friday, 2 May 2014, 9:39 am | Child Poverty Action Group

A Child Poverty Action Group report released today says New Zealand can radically improve the problem of poor child health, if it chooses to address the causes which are rooted in poverty. Child Poverty and Health is the first of a series of CPAG ... More >>

Minister's crack-down on loan sharks a crack-up

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 12:38 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Loan sharks profiteering from our poorest communities will be laughing out loud as they read the ineffectual restrictions included in the latest version of the Credit Contracts and Financial Services Reform Bill. Lenders who already have good systems ... More >>

Children badly affected by problem debt

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 10:28 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Children badly affected by problem debt Child Poverty Action Group says problem debt takes a heavy toll on children and New Zealand's consumer credit framework does not protect their interests. Many Kiwi families have nothing in reserve. Dr M. Claire ... More >>

Children still missing out after quakes

Friday, 7 March 2014, 9:37 am | Child Poverty Action Group

“Children in Christchurch are missing out on the conditions they need to grow into healthy adults,” says the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). More >>

 

 

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