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CPAG report: The further fraying of the welfare safety net

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:25:40 +1300 | CPAG

New Zealand’s welfare system has undergone a major transformation during the past three decades. This process has seriously thwarted the original intent of the system, which was to provide a decent standard of living for all New Zealanders in times ...More >>

Social Enterprise MyCup to end period poverty in NZ

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:57:24 +1300 | My Cup

MyCup™ NZ has just released the first New Zealand Made Menstrual Cup. Its launch two weeks ago has been hailed as a life changer for NZ women. Menstrual Cups have come a long way in the last 10 years and are fast becoming the most convenient menstrual ...More >>

How many children lifted out of poverty?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:44:33 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

Labour needs to come clean on exactly how many additional children will be lifted out of poverty with their Families Package, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says.More >>

Families Package Will Make a Difference to Children

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:30:26 +1300 | Auckland City Mission

The Government’s announcement of the $5.53 billion Families Package yesterday will have a significant impact on the lives of many of New Zealand’s most vulnerable people – our children, says Auckland City Missioner Chris Farrelly.More >>

Baby bonus adds to confused set of entitlements

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:52:03 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

It is clear that Labour’s new baby bonus in its revised Families Package is a rushed addition to a spaghetti of entitlements that will only confuse families, National Party Finance Spokesman Steven Joyce says.More >>

Families package signals a sea change for children

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:51:10 +1300 | CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the Government’s Families Package announced today , which provides a significant boost to income support where it’s desperately needed.More >>

Plunket welcomes Govt investment in reducing child poverty

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:34:32 +1300 | New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket welcomes the Government’s Families Package as a positive step towards reducing child poverty and giving the welfare of New Zealand tamariki the priority it deserves. More >>

BusinessNZ Energy Council welcomes winter energy payment

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:12:30 +1300 | BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) welcomes the announcement of a winter energy payment, which will help those Kiwis who find it difficult to pay their electricity bills.More >>

100 days in many ways great for kiwi kids

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:47:12 +1300 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

NZNO welcomes the government’s Families Package increases and also the Winter Energy Payment. Nurses have seen an increase in recent years in illness of children due to poverty and damp poor living conditions.More >>

House goes into Urgency

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:36:24 +1300 | The Scoop Team

Parliament has gone into Urgency to pass through all stages the Families Package (Income Tax and Benefits) Bill . More >>

Barnardos welcomes the Government’s strong focus on children

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:24:04 +1300 | Barnardos

Barnardos welcomes the Government’s strong focus on children in the Government’s Families Package and Budget Policy Statement 2018 announced today. More >>

Govt’s child poverty figures all smoke and mirrors

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:22:30 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

The Government is hiding behind a smokescreen and is blustering about the number of children it plans to lift out of poverty, National’s spokesperson for Children Paula Bennett says. More >>

Winter Energy Payment

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:43:48 +1300 | Electricity Networks Association

The Electricity Networks Association (ENA) has welcomed the Government’s winter energy payment to help lower income households. More >>

Winter Energy Payment is universalism at its worst

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:34:12 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Government’s plan to give everyone over the age of 65 hundreds of dollars to pay for heating over Winter is an expensive mistake, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. The Union’s Executive Director, Jordan Williams, said, “A ...More >>

Children and families gain under Government’s policies

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:20:46 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Children and families gain under Government’s policies The Government is delivering on its promise to help low- and middle-income families with children, and to reduce child poverty. “Caring for children is one of the most important things people ...More >>

Pacific people to benefit from Government’s Families Package

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:15:59 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Pacific families are set to benefit from the Government’s Families Package, says Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio. More >>

Gordon Campbell on Defence spending, Alabama, & Dolly Parton

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:00:57 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

T he spending lavished on Defence projects to meet the risks that could maybe, possibly, theoretically face New Zealand in future is breath-taking, given how successive governments have been reluctant to spend even a fraction of those amounts on the nation’s actual ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on vulnerable kids and fresh RNZ funding

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:55:29 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

W hat’s in a word? Often a lot, in politics. In fact, the decision to remove the word ‘vulnerable’ from the Ministry for Vulnerable Children could well mark a whole shift in approach to the care of children in need. And I’m hedging with the ...More >>

Promises, promises broken again!

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:00:14 +1300 | NZ Seniors Party

Since helping form a Government, New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has been silent on many of the promises he made to get elected. Both on their website and at meetings throughout the country Mr Peters told pensioners that if elected he would:More >>

Government name calling doesn’t help vulnerable kids

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:34:25 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

MEDIA RELEASE Government name calling doesn’t help vulnerable kids 11 DECEMBER 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More >>


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