Tags : Child Poverty

Government releases second set of child poverty targets

The Government has released the second set of official three-year child poverty targets, as required by the Child Poverty Reduction Act 2018. The new targets announced today cover the 2021/22, 2022/23, and 2023/24 financial years and are set at rates required to keep New Zealand on track to meet its longer-term 10 year targets. “Reducing […]readmore

Report shows progress on Homelessness Action Plan

The Government has welcomed the release of the second progress report on the Homelessness Action Plan, showing that good progress is being made on every one of the immediate actions in the Plan. “Homelessness will not be solved overnight, but I am pleased to see that this plan is continuing to deliver for some of […]readmore

Government action reduces child poverty

22,400 fewer children experiencing material hardship ·         45,400 fewer children in low income households on after-housing costs measure ·         After-housing costs target achieved a year ahead of schedule Government action has seen child poverty reduce against all nine official measures compared to the baseline year, Prime Minister and Minister for Child Poverty Reduction Jacinda Ardern said. New […]readmore