People and Society

Welfare for Wellbeing: A crowdsourced story-based report on the need to transform and reform our welfare system so all children and whānau flourish

By: Child Poverty Action Group and ActionStation
Published: 2018-11-08

This report reflects the voices of people most directly affected by the New Zealand welfare system. Between 18 and 31 October 2018, 267 people contributed their perspectives, insights, and experiences…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Welfare & Benefits
Economics

Experiences of grandparents raising grandchildren in getting income support from work and income offices in New Zealand

By: Dr Liz Gordon, Pukeko Research Ltd
Published: 2017-04-08

Grandparents raising grandchildren in New Zealand are entitled to the unsupported child benefit (UCB) if they meet the conditions for eligibility. To access the support, they are required to attend…

Ageing & Retirement Children & Youth Welfare & Benefits
People and Society

The empty nest is refilled: the joys and tribulations of grandparents raising their grandchildren

By: Liz Gordon
Published: 2016-12-09

This is the ‘first cut’ report of a large quantitative and qualitative study of over 1000 grandparents or other kin in Aotearoa who have their grandchildren living with them. The…

Ageing & Retirement Children & Youth Welfare & Benefits
Advocacy

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
Economics

ANZTSR 2014 Whose Mission? The pervasive nature of the government contracting environment and the impact on not-for-profit organisations

By: Wilma Gallet
Published: 2014-10-29

This paper focuses on the outsourcing of public services to private organisations and the mechanisms that government puts in place to control these organisations. The fulcrum of this paper is…

Government – Central & Local Social Services Welfare & Benefits
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