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Two-and-a-half cheers for child poverty bill

By Alex Penk


I was born at the tail-end of Gen X, so I grew up with a pop culture saturated by “fear…

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Labour’s courageous move on poverty

By Jeremy Vargo


Labour’s announcement last week of the Child Poverty Reduction Bill was almost instantly hailed by many as a huge step…

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Alex Penk on Radio Live – Reducing child poverty

Alex Penk on Radio Live – Reducing child poverty

By Alex Penk


Ahead of the Government announcing its child poverty reduction law, CEO Alex Penk spoke with Mark Sainsbury to help define child…

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Kieran Madden on Radio New Zealand

Kieran Madden on Radio New Zealand

By Kieran Madden


Kieran Madden recently joined Radio New Zealand to discuss the issues of poverty. He argues that the Labour Government must stick…

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Poverty in New Zealand | The Heart of Poverty

By Kieran Madden


Research Series Every society tells a story about the good life, getting a fair go, or what it takes to live…

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Current poverty | poverty within lifetimes

By Kieran Madden


Risk factors and trigger events What causes poverty for families today differs from what causes poverty across generations. Causes of…

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Poverty Paper

The Heart of Poverty Series #1: Matching passion with precision for struggling New Zealanders

By Kieran Madden


We still have a persistent poverty problem in New Zealand today, and not for a lack of debate, dollars, or…

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David Shearer and political bravery

David Shearer and political bravery

By Jane Silloway Smith


I’ve always liked David Shearer – and really, who wouldn’t? The guy dedicated his early adulthood to helping some of…

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Caring about children

Caring about children


Jonathan Boston, co-Chairman of the Children’s Commissioner’s advisory group on solutions to child poverty, has made comments that men need…

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Solutions to child poverty

Solutions to child poverty

By Jane Silloway Smith


The Children’s Commissioner’s Expert Advisory Group (EAG) on Solutions to Child Poverty has this week released an issues and options…

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Rethinking child poverty

Rethinking child poverty


What is child poverty? How do we best get children out of poverty? These are questions that UK think tank…

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