27 Jul 2021

Covid-19: Pandemic forced more children into poverty - report

From Morning Report, 8:36 am on 27 July 2021

Covid-19 may have tipped 18,000 more children into poverty.

The Child Poverty Action Group says its modelling shows more whānau have been doing it tough since the nationwide lockdown - with Māori and Pacific the hardest hit.

It says the government hasn't acted with enough urgency.

Social issues reporter Sarah Robson has the story.