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Submission – Oranga Tamariki: Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Legislation Bill

Submission sent – Friday 3 March 2017 1. Acknowledgement Poverty Action Waikato appreciates the opportunity to respond to the Oranga Tamariki: Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Legislation Bill.  2. Background There is a very pressing need to ensure that children and young persons throughout Aotearoa are cared for in appropriate ways that enable the best possible transition […]

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Hamilton beggars: is it ‘Do not feed the animals’?

There is something dehumanising about the campaign by the Hamilton Central Business Association to stop people giving money to beggars. It feels like the ‘Do not feed the animals’ signs found in zoos and suchlike across the world. My family do nearly all our shopping in central Hamilton. We like its character, wide verandas and […]

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A budget of bugger all

Post Budget Lunch Speakers

The pool of resources being spent on the welfare for the most vulnerable in our communities is not getting any larger – yet the needs in our communities have expanded.  At the post budget lunch last week, Alan Johnson from the Salvation Army reflected on the actual realities of the budget, providing the 70 attendees with a […]

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Writing back to the Hamilton community about Neglect and Nurture

  In the report, Writing back to the Hamilton community about…Neglect and Nurture (2016), Anna Casey-Cox and Rose Black interviewed people working in 16 Hamilton community and social service organisations. The report reflects the observations of those who participated about how neglect and nurture operates in Hamilton and offers insights for building a responsible society. […]

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Post Budget Lunch

As part of a nationwide series of post budget events, Child Poverty Action Group is pleased to be hosting this event together with: Poverty Action Waikato, Anglican Action Hamilton, and DV Bryant Trust. Speakers include Alan Johnson and Professor Martin Thrupp. Venue: Celebrating Age Centre, 30 Victoria Street, Hamilton. Lunch is provided, please bring a koha […]

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