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Child Poverty and Social Injustice seminar in Wellington

Friday, 16 September 2016, 10:56 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Despite a common urge to cling to the ideology of New Zealand as an egalitarian society, we are not all treated equally in this land of abundance and flourishing economy. Our modern systems exist upon a vision that being ‘in paid work’ is the only ... More >>

Park Up For Homes final protest in Palmy

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 12:03 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The #ParkUpForHomes movement has seen over 2000 people rally together in locations across New Zealand, standing for the rights of all Kiwis to have a safe, warm home to live in. This Friday, Park Up For Homes will hold its final protest event in Palmerston ... More >>

CPAG Welfare Summit 2016: Investing in our Children

Monday, 22 August 2016, 1:34 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) will hold its Social Security Summit Investing in Children on Friday, September 2 at the University of Auckland. Building on the inaugural event last year, the Summit will focus on the Government’s proclaimed ... More >>

Experimental teacher education yet another Band-Aid

Friday, 12 August 2016, 11:41 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the Teach First NZ (TFNZ) scheme is poorly conceived and targeted if the aim is to reduce educational inequalities among the most disadvantaged children in New Zealand. More >>

CPAG says Working for Families must be fixed

Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 2:22 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group's (CPAG) recommendations for a more robust and inclusive Working for Families package will go a long way towards alleviating hardship among New Zealand's most needy families - if they are implemented. More >>

Student hardship "the real issue"

Thursday, 4 August 2016, 2:45 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The successful launch of Child Poverty Action Group’s (CPAG) latest report, Laybying our Future: The state of student hardship in New Zealand saw the venue at the Auckland Business school filled to capacity. The event featured an excellent panel discussion ... More >>

CYPF Amendment Bill must provide better for children

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 11:37 am | Child Poverty Action Group

More must be done to improve services for children in order to fulfil Government’s stated commitment to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC), and to ensure a safety net that provides for New Zealand’s most vulnerable children, ... More >>

Parkupforhomes Hamilton: correction statement

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 4:23 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Further to the press release from Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) on 18 July 2016, the following is an amendment to details about Fairfield Enderley Resilience Network (FERN) which were stated in error: More >>

Poverty affects children at all stages of life, says CPAG

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 2:16 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Findings of a new study released by the University of Auckland this week show that almost one in five secondary school students and nearly half of all Pacific school students in New Zealand are living in poverty. More >>

Park Up For Homes in Hamilton and Napier on July 23

Monday, 18 July 2016, 12:59 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

In the height of winter, as wind lashes and rain pours, the #ParkUpForHomes movement is going to extra lengths to show that it is not tolerable for whānau to be braving this kind of weather without adequate housing to keep them safe and warm. More >>

#Parkupforhomes heads west this Friday

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 2:40 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

After attending the recent Auckland #Parkup events, a group of supporters have decided to bring the protest west, to raise awareness for those who are regularly sleeping rough in New Zealand. More >>

Key’s $1 billion is not a game breaker, says CPAG

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 10:32 am | Child Poverty Action Group

The $1 billion promised by the Prime Minister to pay for local council housing infrastructure seems to show significant recognition of the growing housing crisis and the need for a better and more urgent response. More >>

Boxing legend David Tua heads #Parkup Onehunga

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 3:49 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Hundreds braved wind and rain over the weekend to #ParkUp in Wellington and Otara in a show solidarity with those sleeping in their cars. More >>

#ParkUp Otara says carpark homelessness is not okay

Monday, 20 June 2016, 3:48 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

What started as a bright idea amongst a group of Mangere flatmates has spread like wildfire across the nation, and now #ParkUp Otara will be happening this Saturday June 25. A team comprised of Manukau Institute of Technology students will be joined ... More >>

What is really at the centre of Paid Parental Leave?

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 2:41 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) are concerned that there are huge and growing gaps in how newborns are treated in NZ. More >>

#Parkupforhomes goes nationwide

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 5:16 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

What started as a bright idea between a few friends has spawned into a nationwide out-pouring of energy to see our most vulnerable given better housing provision. More >>

National’s policy statement offers pittance

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 2:54 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says that the policy statement released last week by National is a truly meagre response to New Zealand's increasingly dramatic housing crisis. More >>

John, Bronagh and Max receive invite to #Parkupforhomes

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 1:42 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The #Parkupforhomes team, in collaboration with Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), have officially invited all the members of Parliament and their families "park up" in their cars for the night in Mangere on June 16, 2016. More >>

Open letter to: Anne Tolley, Minister of Social Development

Thursday, 2 June 2016, 12:51 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Dear Minister Nga Tangata Microfinance welcomes the financial help for low-income earners signalled in the Government’s 2016 Budget. Funding to support budgeting advice to low-income earners is urgently needed, and it is vital to expand the capacity ... More >>

Not the New Zealand we want

Friday, 27 May 2016, 9:13 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG ) endorses the Government’s stated commitment to improve the lives of all vulnerable children. It has failed dismally with the 2016 Budget announcement. More >>



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