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No signs of real improvement for poorest families, says CPAG

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 2:56 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The latest Household Incomes Survey report shows that not everyone is better off, despite that income poverty seems to have lessened since the Global Financial Crisis in 2008. More >>

Bold changes and combined efforts could work

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 1:47 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Bold changes and combined efforts could work for families, says CPAG Child Poverty Action Group -- Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) applauds the Green Party’s "Mending the Safety Net" policy announcement of Sunday, which is the boldest step yet ... More >>

A good start to WFF changes, what will Greens have in store?

Friday, 14 July 2017, 9:11 am | Child Poverty Action Group

There could finally be some real headway made with Working for Families (WFF) if all the latest policy announcements come into effect, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). But more boxes need to be ticked before WFF can begin to have the desired ... More >>

CPAG welcomes attention to Working for Families at last

Wednesday, 12 July 2017, 12:19 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is pleased that both National and Labour now acknowledge that Working for Families (WFF) needs a substantial overhaul if it is to deliver much-needed income to struggling families and to reduce child poverty. More >>

Children's housing needs too urgent to stall

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 3:02 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Children's housing needs too urgent to stall -- Our most vulnerable children are being failed by poor policies on housing and the evidence that a much more elaborate response is needed is stacking up, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). The findings ... More >>

Superu report: Incomes and housing crucial to community

Friday, 30 June 2017, 9:49 am | Child Poverty Action Group

The findings of the latest Superu Families and Whānau status report, provide clear evidence that addressing one issue at a time will not significantly improve the situation for many children who are living with the effects of income poverty, says Child Poverty ... More >>

Policy Priorities for Supporting Family Incomes

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 9:29 am | Child Poverty Action Group

CPAG (Child Poverty Action Group) says the upcoming election provides an opportunity for all political parties to put the wellbeing of all New Zealand’s children at the centre of their policies. More >>

CPAG asks, what’s changed since Park Up For Homes?

Friday, 16 June 2017, 2:10 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

June 16 marks the anniversary of the inaugural event for the Park Up For Homes movement which took place at the Mangere town centre, Auckland. A year on, Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) asks, what does the housing situation look like now? More >>

Poor Report Card result shows NZ is failing its children

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 12:36 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that New Zealand’s failure to improve the situation for many children is evidenced in the latest Innocenti Report Card 14 Building the Future: Children and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rich Countries by UNICEF, ... More >>

Sanitary hygiene products too expensive," says CPAG

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 2:16 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) supports the call by Dr Sarah Donovan, from the University of Otago’s, Department of Public Health, to improve access to sanitary hygiene items by removing the cost barrier , because it signifies a much wider problem ... More >>

Consumer organisations help Commission catch crooks

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 3:55 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Nga Tangata Microfinance (NTM) welcomes the collaboration between the Commerce Commission and consumer organisations, including budgeting services, which is triggering investigations and prosecutions of third tier lenders. More >>

Budget 2017: A trickle not a tide

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 8:10 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Budget 2017: A trickle not a tide Source: Child Poverty Action Group -- The Budget announced today shows some slight change in the weather for families in poverty, but it is not the sea change that is required for many, says Child Poverty Action ... More >>

Families must feature in Budget 2017

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 9:25 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Families must feature in Budget 2017 Source: Child Poverty Action Group -- In 2017 far too many families have neither a warm safe home nor sufficient money after rent for necessities to enable their children to thrive. CPAG expects changes to Working ... More >>

Child Poverty Action Group annual Post Budget events

Monday, 22 May 2017, 2:33 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Find out what the impact of Budget 2017 will be for families and children, in Child Poverty Action Group’s 2017 Post Budget presentations. More >>

Health priorities for a NZ where children can flourish

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 9:22 am | Child Poverty Action Group

CPAG (Child Poverty Action Group) says that with a government election impending, it is crucial to bring in policies that have the wellbeing of all New Zealand’s children. More >>

Hospitalisations linked to poverty must be reduced

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 1:52 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that high rates of childhood bronchiectasis evidenced in the latest report from the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation , should provide the motivation for Government to prioritise spending with children’s health ... More >>

Proposed funding model could do more harm

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 2:31 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that axing the current decile funding system on the basis that it is too crude, only to replace it with another that is already said to to be unreliable, may have the result of seriously disadvantaging schools ... More >>

Band-Aid responses to the deepening housing shortage

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 3:58 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

New Zealand’s housing crisis appears to be worsening with escalating need as well as wide concern by housing agencies and the Government alike, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) . More >>

Latest income and welfare changes fall short of addressing n

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 5:25 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

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Prioritise investing in high quality ECCE for all children

Monday, 27 March 2017, 1:44 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) calls on Government to demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality early childhood care and education (ECCE) to our nation’s children, including reinstating a policy of 100% qualified staff. More >>

 

 

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