Somewhere to Live: Exploring solutions to the housing affordability crisis in Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Jenny McArthur
Published: 2020-02-14

Aotearoa New Zealand is in the midst of a housing affordability crisis, with the effects disproportionately felt by younger generations, single-parent households, Pacific Islanders, and Māori. Housing speculation, fuelled by…

Economics & Finances Housing Insecurity Policy Poverty and Inequality

Waiting for Help, Social Sector Waiting Lists in the Western Bay of Plenty

By: SociaLink
Published: 2019-11-19

Delays in obtaining help with social and personal issues may result in people being on waiting lists for assistance with mental health, housing, counselling, special needs education services or assessments…

Health & Wellbeing Poverty and Inequality Social Services
People and Society

Talking about Poverty and Welfare Reform in Aotearoa: A Short Guide, 2019

By: The Workshop: Marianne Elliott and Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw
Published: 2019-10-01

This short guide summarises the finding of the research set out in ‘Talking about Poverty and Welfare Reform’. It provides a short overview of the tested messages that were most…

Poverty and Inequality Welfare & Benefits

ANZTSR 2014 Recounting food banking: A paradox of counterproductive growth

By: Kahurangi Dey & Maria Humphries
Published: 2014-11-18

The meteoric rise of food bank use in times of prosperity leads us to argue that food banks are institutionalised within New Zealand society with texts reflecting civic, market and…

Poverty and Inequality Social Services Welfare & Benefits
Law & Justice

Access to Justice for Beneficiaries: A Community Law Response

By: Community Law Canterbury
Published: 2014-10-31

This research examined the legal needs of beneficiaries and how community law centres can respond. Beneficiaries’ experiences of accessing welfare entitlements, reviewing and appealing benefit decisions to Medical Appeals Boards,…

Law & Justice Poverty and Inequality Welfare & Benefits

Window on Waikato Poverty (Issue 5): Imbalances and Inequalities

By: Anna Cox & Rose Black
Published: 2013-07-10

Growing inequalities are leading to imbalances in the way people are able to live well and care for each other and the environment. I this issue we report on the…

Community Development Poverty and Inequality
Ethnicity and Diversity

Comparison of socio economic characteristics of ethnic minority vis-à-vis main stream population: New Survey Evidence from Vietnam

By: Anura Widana
Published: 2013-05-20

This brief paper provides some key-socioeconomic data fro ethnic minority people and compare with that of the main-stream population.

Poverty and Inequality Race & Ethnicity
Te Ao Māori

Vulnerability report issue 9

By: New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services
Published: 2011-06-01

This report catalogues how the most vulnerable members of our population are doing. It contains a mixture of official data, and data and anecdotes from NZCCSS agencies regarding prices, wages,…

Employment & Labour Māori Poverty and Inequality

Talk about poverty: Reporting back and moving forward

By: Rose Black & Anna Cox
Published: 2011-05-01

Poverty is experienced in many different ways and certainly involves much more than a lack of money or even economic power. This report brings together stories of the ways in…

Community Development Poverty and Inequality
People and Society

One Million Children and the Measure of a Nation: Key Messages from Social Policy Briefings for Todd Foundation Strategic Planning

By: Garth Nowland-Foreman
Published: 2010-08-02

The briefing draws selected verbatim extracts from various Government and community organisation briefing documents. Collated to inform Todd Foundation‚ strategic planning process in 2010, the paper focuses on the key…

Children & Youth Family Violence & Abuse Poverty and Inequality
People and Society

Positive and Proud: Building a Better Future for Merivale

By: Merivale Community Centre
Published: 2009-07-01

This report is a piece of action research. It provides a snapshot of how the residents of Merivale, Tauranga feel about their suburb and reveals what they would like to…

Children & Youth Community Development Poverty and Inequality

New Zealand Index of Socioeconomic Deprivation for Individuals

By: Salmond, C., King, P., Crampton, P. and Waldegrave, C.
Published: 2005-03-18

The aim of this research was to identify indicators of an individual’s deprivation appropriate for all ethnic groups, that can be combined into a single and simple index of individual…

Poverty and Inequality

Poverties and Satisfiers: A Systems Look at Human Needs. Creating a New Democracy.

By: Katherine Peet
Published: 2000-11-19

All systems have needs, whether the systems be people, families, communities, cities, economics or ecosystems. System needs are complex. They exist simultaneously, and must be addressed systemically and holistically, rather…

Families, Whānau and Parenting Poverty and Inequality Research & Evaluation
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