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Current Welfare System Leaves People Unable To Meet Basic Costs And Means “Ongoing Struggle” - Poverty Action Waikato

Tuesday, 4 May 2021, 5:27 am | Poverty Action Waikato

A Waikato-based poverty action group is calling for the Government to take urgent action to increase benefits by a substantial amount on the two year anniversary of the release of the Welfare Expert Advisory Group report. Poverty Action Waikato, ... More >>

Social Investment Bonds: A further means to erode democracy?

Monday, 8 June 2015, 10:06 am | Poverty Action Waikato

Social Investment Bonds: A further means to erode democracy? A number of social services in the Waikato are deeply concerned with the government’s direction towards the implementation of Social Investment Bonds. The increased involvement of the private ... More >>

Revenue gathering Asset Sales to continue

Monday, 13 May 2013, 2:07 pm | Poverty Action Waikato

Twelve thousand Housing New Zealand or ‘state’ owned houses are to be sold into the private sector under the guise of community services. The weekend announcement by housing minister Nick Smith will see the further transfer of publicly owned state ... More >>

Feed the kids – it’s as simple as that

Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 11:09 am | Poverty Action Waikato

Feed the kids - it’s a simple idea that will have a positive impact for the most vulnerable children in the Waikato and nationally. This is the view of Poverty Action Waikato and Anglican Action regarding the popularly called ‘Feed the Kids’ Bill ... More >>

Report confirms poverty in the Waikato

Thursday, 24 November 2011, 3:11 pm | Poverty Action Waikato

Foodbanks are grappling to keep up with demand, and more people now have to choose between paying for basics such as power, rent, or food out of their weekly income. People are reported as having to cutback in many areas, and sometimes its food. Some ... More >>

Beneficiary saves the tax payer $400,000

Thursday, 22 September 2011, 11:17 pm | Poverty Action Waikato

“Single parents who receive government benefits not only make a significant contribution to our society in parenting their children, but their other often unrecognised work can save hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax payer money” says Tony Westbrook, ... More >>

Act for Children’s Wellbeing before RWC Empowerment Act

Thursday, 15 September 2011, 2:29 pm | Poverty Action Waikato

“When will our government prioritise the use of its power to instigate much needed change in the ways we treat children and young people in this country? asks Dr Rose Black, Researcher, Poverty Action Waikato. Yesterday the government displayed their ... More >>

Liquor Licences: Authorities ignore social harm

Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 9:48 am | Poverty Action Waikato

"I was woken at 3.50am with a man yelling that he'd been attacked with a meat cleaver. His friend has gone mad and he needed somewhere safe to stay. The man's face was bloody and swollen, and he smelled of tobacco and alcohol. He was soaked ... More >>

Waikato Foodbanks face escalating costs to feed desperate

Thursday, 14 July 2011, 4:41 pm | Poverty Action Waikato

With rising food costs foodbanks are constantly struggling to meet the growing need to provide families with essential food items. Wages or benefits are simply not stretching far enough to adequately feed family members each week. The cost of food has risen ... More >>

Vulnerability Report confirms experiences at coal face

Friday, 1 July 2011, 1:58 pm | Poverty Action Waikato

Poverty Action Waikato is deeply concerned by the findings of the latest Vulnerability Report released by the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services. ( More >>

Goods and services need to flow, not trickle down

Friday, 17 June 2011, 1:32 pm | Poverty Action Waikato

“Like the waters of the Mighty Waikato, we want goods and services to circulate and sustain life, not trickle down. A society with a reduced gap between rich and poor is better for all of us” says Archbishop David Moxon, Champion of the Whakatata ... More >>

Oliver Twist – do not ask for more - budget

Tuesday, 24 May 2011, 12:12 pm | Poverty Action Waikato

The 2011 Budget was described as an “Oliver Twist budget” by Professor Natalie Jackson at a post budget forum organised by Poverty Action Waikato in Hamilton yesterday. There are contradictions, however, in who is entitled to ask for more. The Government ... More >>

Earthquake does not justify a zero budget

Wednesday, 18 May 2011, 3:51 pm | Poverty Action Waikato

“Rebuilding earthquake damaged Christchurch does not need to come at the expense of limiting funding sources that support children and young people to fully participate in our society” says Rose Black, of Poverty Action Waikato. Prime Minster John ... More >>

Tales of desolation inspire action for change

Tuesday, 17 May 2011, 9:29 am | Poverty Action Waikato

"Tales of desolation with practical ideas for change" is how Karen Morrison-Hume, Anglican Action Missioner, describes Poverty Action Waikato's report: Talk about poverty: Reporting back and moving forward. More >>

Poverty increases, social progress is "stalled"

Friday, 11 February 2011, 9:28 am | Poverty Action Waikato

"Social wellbeing is being stalled, while poverty and inequality are thriving" says Rose Black, Poverty Action Waikato spokesperson. "What is being brought to our attention in Hamilton is that people are arriving at community agencies with more complex issues ... More >>

Alcohol & Gambling Bills

Monday, 8 November 2010, 4:31 pm | Poverty Action Waikato

Will Alcohol & Gambling Bills Still Leave Social Service Agencies Picking Up The Pieces?” - A JOINT MEDIA RELEASE FROM HAMILTON COUNCIL OF CHRISTIAN SOCIAL SERVICES & - POVERTY ACTION WAIKATO With Hamilton’s two main foodbanks reporting ... More >>




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