15 Dec 2017

Rising bills ruining Christmas

From The Panel, 4:54 pm on 15 December 2017

Christmas can be a hard time for struggling families and with the Government's families package not set to kick in until mid-next year, many are having difficulty putting food on the table this holiday season. In Australia, a new study has found that the rising cost of living has put a dampener on Christmas for many. We talk to Wellington City Missioner Rev Tric Malcolm about how they're coping this year and whether they have seen a rise in need for the mission's services.

Wellington City Mission street appeal.

Wellington City Mission street appeal. Photo: Facebook