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"Family package" something to look forward to?

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 12:17 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says the latest comments from Prime Minister John Key around shaping budget surpluses into better support for families is heartening. More >>

Praise for progressive move by Hawke's Bay DHB

Friday, 2 December 2016, 1:20 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Congratulations to the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board. Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) applauds the visionary step taken by this district to direct funding to extending free general health visits for all children until they turn 18. More >>

Inflation stats should prompt meaninful action

Friday, 11 November 2016, 1:50 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says the latest figures from Statistics New Zealand show what low-income families know only too well. More >>

Beware automatic cost cuts that harm children, says CPAG

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 2:24 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says it comes has no surprise that Government’s books show a much bigger surplus - $1.8 billion for the year ended June 2016 - than the estimated $668 million it had anticipated. More >>

UN report on child poverty shows urgent action needed

Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 9:27 am | Child Poverty Action Group

The recent United Nations report provides startling evidence that New Zealand has departed from its once past proud record on social issues to having a blatant lack of regard for children and families who are most in need. More >>

More comprehensive plan needed to end child poverty

Monday, 3 October 2016, 6:20 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

More comprehensive plan needed to end child poverty Source: Child Poverty Action Group -- Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) strongly endorses the Children’s Commissioner’s call for all parties to work together to reduce child poverty rates. Using the material ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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