Tag Archives: Child Poverty

Over 4,000 kids living in motels — Kiwiblog

RNZ reports: The number of children living in motels has reached a record high, despite the Government’s pledge to combat child poverty.As at March 31, there were 4368 children living in motels across the country – up by 480 in three months. At the end of December there were 3888 children in motels. Call me…

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Minimal Change in Child Poverty Targets as Cost of Living Bites — The BFD

The Labour Government’s reset of poverty targets three years later describes an admission of policy failure under rising costs, especially housing, National’s Children spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “Of the three targets that the Government has announced, the new ‘before-housing-costs target is unchanged from three years ago, the ‘after-housing-costs’ targets is moderately changed and the ‘children experiencing…

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NCEA: Not Achieved by Jacinda Ardern on Child Poverty — The BFD

Jacinda Ardern told us all that the reason she got into politics in the first place was because she wanted to do something about child poverty. Since then she’s been found wanting, and yet another report tells the tale of her failure. It is her failure because she is the Minister Responsible for Child Poverty…

via NCEA: Not Achieved by Jacinda Ardern on Child Poverty — The BFD

No more money for child poverty reduction because… — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

When I saw this headline it was just begging for a finish the sentence competition. The Prime Minister says the Government doesn’t have any money for additional child poverty reduction measures outside of its Families Package. -Newshub Nation Finish this sentence in the comments: There is no more money available for child poverty because… The post…

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Looks like Child Poverty is solved, Jacinda moves to end filling out departure cards — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Jacinda Ardern must be congratulated, she’s solved the housing crisis, child poverty, transport issues, climate change issues and it is only small stuff that needs fixing now…like filling out departure cards: The Prime Minister wants to stop people having to fill out departure cards when they leave the country. Australia has already put an end…

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Bob McCoskrie: Child poverty rhetoric ignores elephant in room — Family First NZ

NZ Herald 8 February 2018Family First Comment: In todays Hawkes Bay Today….. “Despite marriage being one of the best protectors against child poverty, it has become politically unfashionable – some argue insensitive – to express such a view, but reducing child poverty rates will require encompassing analysis and debate. Based on the evidence, New Zealand’s…

via Bob McCoskrie: Child poverty rhetoric ignores elephant in room — Family First NZ

Is ending child poverty even possible? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Jacinda Ardern stated before the election that she was going to end child poverty. Now, after making it to PM, she has walked that back somewhat… now she is only going to halve it. But is that even possible with the silly and unattainable measured based on a percentage of a median? I don’t think…

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Labour’s child poverty numbers don’t add up, and a little girl waits — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

So exactly how many more children are lifted out of poverty versus the 50,000 in National’s package? Grant Robertson told the media 38,000 more – officials say 12,000 in the Disclosure statement. 12,000 is ok but it’s not 38,000 pic.twitter.com/OllD12HxZr — Steven Joyce (@stevenljoyce) December 14, 2017 Steve Joyce raises a very good point about…

via Labour’s child poverty numbers don’t add up, and a little girl waits — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Is Jacinda setting herself up for failure on “child poverddy”? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Is Jacinda setting herself up for failure on “child poverddy”? Duncan Garner seems to think she is. All eyes go on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern next week as she potentially signs her own death warrant – but surely she’s too smart for that. Ardern will set new child poverty targets as the Child Poverty Reduction Minister,…

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Child poverty dropped in 2016 — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: The report of the latest Child Poverty Monitor showed 12 per cent of children, or 135,000, were living in material hardship – without seven or more items, from a total list of 17, which are considered necessary for their wellbeing. That was down from 14 per cent or 155,000 in 2016. There were 70,000 New…

via Child poverty dropped in 2016 — Kiwiblog

Child neglect not child poverty is the correct term — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

poverty Fairfax columnist John Sergeant makes a valid point about all these claims about child poverty: Summertime and the livin’ might be easy but some of our kids still endure tough times through no fault of their own. Even so, I still cannot get my head around what “child poverty” is exactly. It is a…

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‘Eliminating’ (reducing) child poverty — Your NZ

There has pretty much always been poverty and child poverty throughout recorded human civilisation. It is significantly less of a problem in New Zealand than it was 100 years ago, and even 50 years ago, but is still a significant cause for concern. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has virtually staked her political career on reducing […]

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If money alone can’t fix child poverty, then does Labour have what children need? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The NZ Herald editor has an unusual moment of clarity Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has made it her personal mission in politics to reduce child poverty. In one sense that should not be too hard. Child poverty can be defined simply as all children living in households earning less than 50 per cent of the…

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Complaint of misrepresentation of Ardern on abortion upheld — Your NZ

A complaint about misleading election advertising that misrepresented Jacinda Ardern’s views and Labour policy on abortion has been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). ODT (NZME): ASA rules Ardern Facebook ad misleading A complaint against a sponsored Facebook post making it appear Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she would end child poverty by having […]

via Complaint of misrepresentation of Ardern on abortion upheld — Your NZ

Is the Prime Minister Serious About Child Poverty? — Right to Life New Zealand

Media Release Thursday 2nd Nov 2017 Child poverty begins in the womb and the absence of marriage and the abandonment of women is the major cause of child poverty. Right to Life commends our new Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, for making the elimination of child poverty a top priority for her government. The Prime Minister…

via Is the Prime Minister Serious About Child Poverty? — Right to Life New Zealand

Our glorious leader is talking about a new way to measure child poverty — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

It must be hard to measure child poverty in New Zealand. In the Socialist paradise of Venezuela, it is easy as you can measure it by asking if the family has been forced to give their children away in order to ensure that they are fed. Due to the success of capitalism, New Zealand has…

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Wincinda will all but elmiminate child poverty — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Lisa Owen tried to get blood out of a stone interviewing Jacinda Ardern Lisa Owen: So, you talked about child poverty there. National had said it would commit to raising 100,000 children out of poverty. Now that you’re going to be in charge, are you going to be more ambitious than that 100,000 target? Jacinda…

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A different sort of poverty — Your NZ

Poverty is now promoted as a social and political issue in New Zealand, and there are genuine concerns about people and families who are struggling for various reasons. But here is a reminder of different sort of poverty on an awful scale. A million children in four countries face severe acute malnutrition which could kill […]

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