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Increased hunger in the land of plenty could be solved

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 2:25 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Increased hunger in the land of plenty could be easily solved Families going without food on a regular basis is dangerously on the verge of becoming normal in Aotearoa-New Zealand - and the problem doesn’t seem to be easing since recent tax credit and ... More >>

CPAG calls for a legal limit on the total cost of credit

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 5:20 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) endorses the Nga Tangata Microfinance (NTM) submission on the Review of Consumer Credit. More >>

Safer consumer credit may be coming soon to Aotearoa

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 4:52 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

At last! Safer consumer credit may be coming soon to Aotearoa Ngā Tangata Microfinance (NTM) welcomes the Consumer Credit Regulation Review by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Having made its submission today, NTM hopes that the outcome ... More >>

CPAG urges immediate action on sanctions

Friday, 15 June 2018, 5:00 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

CPAG urges immediate action on sanctions where there are children Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says New Zealand must take heed of UK studies into the ineffectiveness and negative outcomes of welfare sanctions. More >>

CPAG’s Assoc Prof Mike O’Brien awarded honour

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 1:02 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

CPAG’s Assoc Prof Mike O’Brien named on Queen’s Birthday Honour list Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) warmly congratulates long-serving executive member Associate Professor Mike O’Brien who has been included among the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours ... More >>

CPAG looks forward to enhanced mental health services

Friday, 1 June 2018, 10:52 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the opportunity to submit evidenced-based recommendations to improve the delivery of mental health and addiction services across New Zealand. More >>

Appointment of Prof Innes Asher to Welfare Advisory Group

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 5:33 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is delighted with today’s news that Professor Innes Asher, a long-standing member of the organisation, has been selected as a member of the Government’s Welfare Expert Advisory Group (WEAG). More >>

CPAG education expert appointed to education Taskforce

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 12:08 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

CPAG education expert appointed to Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is thrilled with the Minister of Education’s appointment of Professor John O’Neill to the Independent Taskforce to Review Tomorrow’s Schools. ... More >>

Sector unites to support a reduction in Child Poverty

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 7:01 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the Government’s Child Poverty Reduction Bill and changes to the Vulnerable Children’s Act (2014) are important new steps toward improving the lives of many of Aotearoa’s children. CPAG has submitted on ... More >>

Proposed Education Bill could be disastrous for disadvantage

Sunday, 25 March 2018, 7:00 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Proposed Education Bill could be disastrous for disadvantaged children Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that if passed, the Education (Social Investment Funding and Abolition of Decile System) Amendment Bill could put schools serving income poor ... More >>

Ngā Tangata celebrates 7 years of life-changing impact

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 12:41 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Ngā Tangata Microfinance (NTM) is thrilled to have the Hon Carmel Sepuloni, Minister for Social Development and Disability Issues, join its celebration in West Auckland on 23 February. More >>

CPAG welcomes new and improved Tomorrow’s Schools (amended)

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 5:08 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

A new Education Work Programme that focuses on inclusive education, reducing barriers to participation and improving children’s outcomes is welcomed by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) . More >>

CPAG welcomes new and improved Tomorrow’s Schools

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 4:35 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

A new Education Work Programme that focuses on inclusive education, reducing barriers to participation and improving children’s outcomes is welcomed by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) . More >>

Families package is tip of iceberg for families in poverty

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 1:32 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The Salvation Army’s annual State of the Nations report released today shows that improving incomes will only be the start of reducing hardship among children and families in Aotearoa-New Zealand, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). More >>

Outdated tenancy laws increase risks for children in poverty

Monday, 12 February 2018, 6:21 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Outdated tenancy laws increase risks for children in poverty Childhood illnesses, transience and a disastrous rate of homelessness in New Zealand evidenced by the Government's Stocktake on Housing report are attributable to a desperate lack of ... More >>

Child poverty should be a key focus for Inquiry

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 2:07 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

It is heartening that the Government has announced a national Inquiry into Mental Health and Addictions. Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says it is vital that this Inquiry addresses child poverty as a preventable cause of mental health problems. More >>

Muddled numbers provide an opportunity for Government

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 2:01 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that Treasury’s error in overestimating the numbers of children lifted out of poverty by both National and Labour’s families packages provides an opportunity for the Government to take bold action. More >>

A socially caring economic model to follow

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 3:40 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that successful ethical lending schemes such as Nga Tangata Microfinance (NTM) that are designed to empower families in hardship and reduce the effect of debt, should be a model for adoption nationwide. More >>

New child poverty numbers should be viewed cautiously

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 8:17 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says the new Child Poverty Monitor 2017 report shows some improvements in rates and number of children in material hardship, but the figures should be viewed with a degree of caution. More >>

Call for a strong and enduring response to reducing poverty

Friday, 24 November 2017, 8:43 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Reducing child poverty was on top of the agenda for New Zealand’s main political parties going into the 2017 Election. Political leaders shared a vision for improving children’s wellbeing and signalled there was a common understanding that the level ... More >>

 

 

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