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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 >>

Band-aids won't do it for the 2016 Budget

Monday, 23 May 2016, 11:24 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says for too long scraps have been thrown at the festering sore of child poverty in New Zealand. The 2016 budget must not further disappoint. More >>

Amazing numbers on the priority waiting list

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 11:17 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the Government is out of touch with the severity of the housing crisis, and that our policy makers need to respond by urgently designing a real and meaningful strategy to end this affliction. More >>

CPAG Post Budget Breakfast event series

Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 12:42 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Each year Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) provides child-focused analysis and commentary of the budget. The aim is to provide an accessible and affordable avenue for the community to come together and hear about how the budget affects children and young ... More >>

Better resourced schools, better outcomes for children

Monday, 18 April 2016, 9:55 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that UNICEF 's recently released Innocenti Report Card 13 is clear evidence that Government must shift to a child-centred focus for all areas of policy, with close attention to children's educational needs. Providing ... More >>

CYF steps up, what about the rest?

Friday, 8 April 2016, 12:13 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

An overhaul of Child Youth and Family (CYF) policies has been a long time coming, and Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) applaud the recommendations by the Expert Panel dedicated to the modernisation of CYF, published in a comprehensive report . The ... More >>

CPAG Fix Working for Families Campaign launch

Friday, 1 April 2016, 11:47 am | Child Poverty Action Group

To coincide with the overdue increase in benefit rates and the base rate of the Working for Families In-Work Tax Credit, Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is launching a campaign today to raise public and political awareness of the fundamental inadequacies ... More >>

 

 

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