24 Feb 2021

Child Poverty Action Group not happy with latest figures

From Morning Report, 6:41 am on 24 February 2021

'Shocking and disappointing', Those are the words the Child Poverty Action Group are using to describe the state of child poverty in New Zealand following a new report from Statistics New Zealand.

Over two years, the new figures show more children are moving out of poverty - but not quickly enough. Disabled children and Maori and Pasifika children are in urgent need of further support.

Innes Asher is a spokesperson for Child Poverty Action Group.