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Parents aren’t asking for the earth, just a safe, affordable place to call home

By   /  February 28, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Parents aren’t asking for the earth, just a safe, affordable place to call home

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) The latest announcement from Housing Minister Phil Twyford on the new Healthy Homes standards is really great news. The new standards will mean low-income families who are renting will get homes that are able to be heated more efficiently and are better safe-guarded against dampness. Anything to stop children […]

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CPAG welcomes move to qualified in-home early childcare providers

By   /  February 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on CPAG welcomes move to qualified in-home early childcare providers

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 22 February 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the move by the Ministry of Education towards more professional in-home early childhood care and education (ECCE), ensuring all children in ECCE environments are accessing high quality, culturally relevant, consistent and safe educational opportunities. Dr Jenny Ritchie, Associate Professor in […]

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CPAG welcomes move to qualified in-home carers

By   /  February 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on CPAG welcomes move to qualified in-home carers

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 22 February 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the move by the Ministry of Education towards more professional in-home early childhood care and education (ECCE), ensuring all children in ECCE environments are accessing high quality, culturally relevant, consistent and safe educational opportunities. Dr Jenny Ritchie, Associate Professor in […]

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Children’s voices denied in Select Committee debacle

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Children’s voices denied in Select Committee debacle

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 20 February 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) believes that National’s attempt to thwart Finance and Expenditure Select Committee submission hearings on the Budget Policy Statement last week has serious implications for the democratic process. “On this particular occasion, representation for children, people affected by disability, and those facing […]

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State of the Nation report shows little improvement for children

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on State of the Nation report shows little improvement for children

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 12 February 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the The Salvation Army’s annual State of the Nation report “Are You Well? Are We Safe?” released today, which provides an overview of how New Zealand is doing for the wellbeing of its citizens. The report has a particular focus on […]

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Back-to-school costs: A looming spiral of debt

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Back-to-school costs: A looming spiral of debt

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) It’s my daughter’s first day at intermediate and my stomach is in knots. I know she’ll be ok. She knows how to slap on a fake-it-till-you-make-it grin and step out into the world. But this tactic isn’t going to work for me. I’ve sourced second-hand uniform items, I’ve been […]

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Fewer sanctions will support the wellbeing of children

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Fewer sanctions will support the wellbeing of children

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 24 January 2019 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) joins Auckland Action Against Poverty, the Beneficiary Advocacy Federation and ActionStation in applauding the easing of disciplinary action for benefit recipients, under less stringent welfare practices. The December 2018 quarterly statistics from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) show that approximately […]

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The recovery phase of Christmas – is there really such a thing?

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on The recovery phase of Christmas – is there really such a thing?

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) There’s a meme circulating Facebook that expresses the anguish of Christmas being finally over … only to have kids’ birthdays to contend with in January. As far as I can tell, it’s widespread and resonates deeply for parents feeling the pinch of having to keep their pockets open and […]

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The recovery phase of Christmas for low-income families – or is there one?

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on The recovery phase of Christmas for low-income families – or is there one?

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) There’s a meme circulating Facebook that expresses the anguish of Christmas being finally over … only to have kids’ birthdays to contend with in January. As far as I can tell, it’s widespread and resonates deeply for parents feeling the pinch of having to keep their pockets open and […]

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Benefit data shows families cannot wait till Budget 2019 announcements

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Benefit data shows families cannot wait till Budget 2019 announcements

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 18 January 2019 The latest benefit data from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) provides cast iron evidence that current levels of welfare benefits and Working for Families tax credits are far too inadequate to meet the everyday needs of families who rely on social assistance, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). […]

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The power of Manaakitanga: The socially-inclusive practice of sharing food amongst high school students.

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on The power of Manaakitanga: The socially-inclusive practice of sharing food amongst high school students.

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) The essence of ‘manaakitanga’ is in demonstrating hospitality, showing respect and generosity and providing support for others. It is the foundation for cultivating relationships based on kindness, aroha and empowerment, relationships which strengthen the body and soul and which are the backbone of strong community networks. These are principles […]

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Wellbeing Budget and Child Poverty Reduction Bill are the foundations for change

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Wellbeing Budget and Child Poverty Reduction Bill are the foundations for change

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 19 December 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes both the Government’s first Wellbeing Budget and the passing into law of the Child Poverty Reduction Bill this week, saying that both are indicators of the intention for real and sustained change to come. “The Wellbeing Budget is a very […]

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Taskforce report has the future success of all schools and students at its heart

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Taskforce report has the future success of all schools and students at its heart

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) I am heartened with the direction taken by the Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce. The members recommend system and structural changes which will require far greater ‘working together’ and will ultimately make our schooling futures stronger. My concerns have long centred around children and teachers schools serving low-income communities, and […]

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CPAG calls for an Inquiry to review the debts of MSD current and former clients

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on CPAG calls for an Inquiry to review the debts of MSD current and former clients

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 12 December 2018 “We are delighted with this decision and congratulate the Auckland Action Against Poverty (AAAP) advocates who supported the man to have his case reviewed,” says Associate Professor Susan St John, CPAG Economics spokesperson. “It shows that compassion can still be found in the Social Security and […]

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CPM 2018: Inadequate incomes and high cost housing to blame for rise in food poverty

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on CPM 2018: Inadequate incomes and high cost housing to blame for rise in food poverty

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 10 December 2018 The latest Child Poverty Monitor released today by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner reveals alarming facts about children suffering the impacts of family income inadequacy, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). The report found that one in five children under the age of 15 – […]

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Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce provides “bold, brave blueprint For radical change”

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce provides “bold, brave blueprint For radical change”

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 07 December 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says the release of the 31 recommendations from the Tomorrow’s Schools Independent taskforce is a genuine and game changing blueprint to radically change New Zealand education. Professor Peter O’Connor from the University of Auckland, and CPAG spokesperson for Education says the […]

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CPAG welcomes He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on CPAG welcomes He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 06 December 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) applauds the newly released He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, and says it a comprehensive and substantive response to the wide ranging submissions, with commendable focus on prevention, and notably on the impacts of […]

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Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy welcomed by CPAG but levers for change needed

By   /  December 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy welcomed by CPAG but levers for change needed

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 04 December 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has submitted today recommendations for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy. CPAG welcomes the coalition Government’s intention to embed a framework which “will set the direction for how to improve the wellbeing of children […]

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New report from MSD shows urgent need for Government action on poverty

By   /  November 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on New report from MSD shows urgent need for Government action on poverty

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 28 November 2018 A new report from Growing Up in New Zealand (GUINZ) data published this week by the Ministry of Social Development highlights the critical link between material hardship and emotional and physical health outcomes for children. It also highlights the greater risk mothers have of experiencing mental […]

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New article on child poverty and disability welcomed by CPAG

By   /  November 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, DJF, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on New article on child poverty and disability welcomed by CPAG

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 22 November 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes Breaking the Link Between Disability and Child and Whanau Poverty a new article by Sam Murray of CCS Disability Action highlighting the inequities that exist among whānau with experiences of disability. Building on existing work, including that by CPAG such […]

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