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One-third of all New Zealand children live below the poverty line

Posted by te2ataria on August 30, 2016

Sent by reader in Sewage City [aka, “Wellington”]

About 100,000 New Zealanders are HOMELESS

“We have normalised child poverty as a society – that a certain level of need in a certain part of the population is somehow OK,” says Vivien Maidaborn, executive director of Unicef New Zealand.

“The empathy Kiwis are famous for has hardened. Over the last 20 years we have increasingly blamed the people needing help for the problem.

“If you can’t afford your children to have breakfast, you’re a bad budgeter. If you aren’t working you’re lazy. But our subconscious beliefs about some people ‘deserving’ poverty because of poor life choices no longer apply in today’s environment. We have to ask ourselves as a society, are we really prepared to let our children grow up this way?”

For a third of New Zealand children the Kiwi dream of home ownership, stable employment and education is just that – a dream.

For poor children in the developed South Pacific nation of 4.5 million illnesses associated with chronic poverty are common, including developing world rates of rheumatic fever (virtually unknown by doctors in comparable countries such as Canada and the UK), and respiratory illnesses.

Meals are irregular and nutritionally poor, consisting of meat pies, hot chips and 99c white bread. School attendance may be patchy or skipped entirely, and protective clothing and footwear for the harsh New Zealand climate is a luxury.

New Zealand’s most shameful statistic:

  • A third of ALL New Zealand children, or 300,000, now live below the poverty line – 45,000 more than a year ago – and twice as many as did in 1984.

Unicef’s definition of child poverty in New Zealand: Children living in households who earn less than 60% of the median national income – NZ$28,000 a year, or NZ$550 a week.

  • Cost of renting a garage in Auckland to live in:  search the net!

[Rent in New Zealand is 26.04% higher than in Sweden – average data for all cities.]

Quotes by Poverty Experts:

  • “If the homeless population were a hundred people, 70 are staying with extended family or friends in severely crowded houses, 20 are in a motel, boarding house or camping ground, and 10 are living on the street, in cars, or in other improvised dwellings,” said University of Otago researcher Dr Kate Amore.
  • “It is interesting the world believes New Zealand to be an ideal country. But it’s more interesting that we also believe that myth about ourselves.” says Hirini Kaa, an academic on the management committee for Child Poverty Action Group, and an Anglican pastor.
  • “Poor children in New Zealand don’t fully participate in life, they miss out on so many things that make life rich and meaningful. Like music, like sport, like a full education, like the expectation that they will grow up and find a job. The momentum in these young lives becomes about survival, nothing else,” says Linda Murphy, a social worker with the Auckland City Mission.
  • “The consistent message from the government is that work is the route out of poverty, even though around 37% of children in poverty have two parents with two incomes. The government is doing as little as they can get away with … the most significant action they’ve taken is increasing the benefit by about $25 a week for beneficiaries with kids. That’s it – that’s the biggest thing they’ve done,” says associate professor Michael Anthony O’Brien from the school of social work at Auckland University.
  •  “We have to stop blaming the poor for being poor. The myth that these families are somehow inherently dysfunctional and they can’t look after their kids. That is not true. That children are failing because their families are bad. It is not true. The state is abusive, the welfare system is abusive, and after decades of this many people can’t cope,” says Darrin Hodgetts, a professor of societal psychology at Massey University and an expert on poverty in New Zealand, adding that the government’s stance that jobs would lead poor families out of poverty was nothing more than propaganda.

Figures published by the shameful government:

NZ Population: 4,710,404 [As at Tuesday, 30 Aug 2016 at 05:11:54 p.m.| Pop clock

New Zealand’s population is estimated to increase by one person every 5 minutes and 2 seconds. This is based on the estimated resident population at 30 June 2016 and the following forecasts:

  • One birth every 9 minutes
  • One death every 15 minutes

Plus

  • A net migration gain of one resident every 6 minutes and 29 seconds.

 

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Two out of five impoverished kiwi kids live in working families

Posted by te2ataria on December 9, 2013

For each kiwi child in poverty, NZ Govt spends $20,000 on the military [to stop Ottoman Empire advancing on Otago!]

Increasingly, many more children living in crammed homes are ending up in hospital, according to a new report.

“I see these poor preschool children in crowded homes that are cold and damp coming in with skin infections. They are filling our wards,” Children’s Commissioner Russell Wills, a Hawke’s Bay paediatrician, said.

“The report, called the Child Poverty Monitor, was commissioned by Dr Wills after the Government rejected calls to start a comprehensive measure of child poverty, according to a report.

STATE OF CHILD POVERTY

  • 265,000 children live in poverty, defined by income.
  • 1 in 3 Maori and Pacific children live in poverty.
  • 1 in 7 European children live in poverty.
  • 1 in 6 struggle to afford basic necessities such as healthcare and clothing.
  • 1 in 10 suffer from severe poverty, lacking basic necessities and adequate income.
  • 3 out of 5 will be living in poverty for much of their childhood.
  • 2 out of 5 impoverished kids living in working families.
  • 51 per cent are from sole parent families.
  • 60 per cent are from beneficiary families.

In Mr Key’s New Zealand …

How do they do it?

NZ PM  Key and his corrupt government spend massive sums of money commissioning FAKE feel-good polls/reports.

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Wealth Gap in New Zealand at All-Time High

Posted by te2ataria on August 24, 2012

One quarter of NZ children living in Poverty

‘One quarter of all New Zealand children are growing up in poverty. That’s about 270,000 kids.’ Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand said.

WELLINGTON, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) — A government report Thursday showed the wealth gap between New Zealand’s richest and poorest people was at its greatest ever.

The Ministry of Social Development report on household incomes came a day after the government statistics agency showed a continued exodus of more than 1,000 New Zealanders every week leaving for Australia, where pay and living standards are higher.

The report said that inequality had decreased significantly from 2009 to 2010, before rising in 2011 “to its highest level ever.”

The volatility reflected the impact of the global financial crisis and the report’s authors were “not sure where it will settle.”

New Zealand ranked “a little above the median similar to Australia, Japan and Canada” on the inequality scale of the OECD ( Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) group of developed countries, but the most recent figures from the OECD were from 2009, said the report.

Opposition political parties and trade unions were quick to criticize the economic policies of the center-right National Party- led coalition, which came to power in 2008 and was re-elected last year.

“Between 2010 and 2011 the average income for workers fell 3 percent in real terms, and the gap between rich and poor has never been wider in New Zealand’s history,” said leader of the main opposition Labor Party David Shearer.

“And what’s even worse, the number of children living in hardship has increased from 15 percent in 2007 to 21 percent last year,” Shearer said in a statement.

Branding the figures a disgrace, he said the report exposed the government economic failure for all to see.

With middle incomes falling and only the wealthiest seeing their incomes rise, the report proved that the average family was financially worse off under the National Party-led government, said Green Party co-leader Russel Norman.

“Middle New Zealand is being ground down by government policy, with their incomes falling by 3 percent, while tax cuts for the well-off have seen those at the top do better,” Norman said in a statement.

The Council of Trade Unions said the government was actively creating a class of working poor.

“This government is presiding over record inequality. Rather than addressing the problem, it’s only making things worse with unfair tax changes and unfair employment law changes,” CTU president Helen Kelly said in a statement.

The report was released the same day Australian Member of Parliament Kelvin Thompson suggested a quota of 30,000 to 40,000 New Zealanders allowed to migrate to Australia each year.

The net loss of New Zealand migrants to Australia in the year ending July was 39,800, equal to the highest ever net loss recorded in both the April 2012 and June 2012 years, Statistics New Zealand announced Wednesday.

The figure resulted from a record 53,900 departures to Australia, offset by 14,000 arrivals from Australia and most migrants in both directions were New Zealand citizens.

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Other People’s Money

Posted by te2ataria on July 1, 2012

The contrast couldn’t be more stark!

Every winter one Family has to take their children to hospital because they become sick from the cold, while another family fly their children to Hawaii to keep them healthy!


Taleni Nouata with her partner Pio Lafo and son TJ Lafo (2) outside their state house in Papakura. “Every winter, Taleni Lafo has to take her two young children to hospital.” Photo: Natalie Slade – NZHerald


John Key, the millionaire PM of New Zealand, stands in front of his palatial home in St Stevens Ave, Parnell, Auckland, reportedly worth $9 million. As John Key’s estimated wealth reaches $80 to $100 million  mark, at least one in six New Zealanders, both Maori and Europeans, live in poverty. Photo: Geoff Dale. Image may be subject to copyright


 Mr Key relaxing in his pool after a hard day’s work.
Photographer  Simon Young – From Metro Issue 286, April 2005. The image may be subject to copyright.


“Success Court” at Omaha Beach (north of Auckland) – John Key’s NZ weekend getaway home is priced about NZ$3 million. Photo credit: Chris Gorman.
Correction : Refer to http://m.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11179945

John Key also owns a multimillion dollar villa in Ho’olei, Maui, Hawaii, where he takes his family when NZ gets too cold!!

“From the wide, shady “lanai” deck of John Key’s $5.6 million Maui holiday home, the view of the Pacific Ocean and Wailea Beach is sweeping. [The villa is located in] the gated community of Ho’olei, part of the Wailea Beach development on the southern side of Maui – 600ha of world-class resorts, 2000 condominiums and 500 private homes, three championship golf courses, a dozen world class restaurants, countless pools, several luxury spas and the 12-court Wailea Tennis Club,” according to a report.

“The website describes [John Key’s Villa] as featuring ‘spacious two-storey town homes with finely-appointed interiors, private elevators, and attached garages, marrying the virtues of a free-standing residence with the convenience of condominium living. Ho’olei has broad, west-facing ocean views and is surrounded on three sides by the Wailea Blue Golf Course’. Key’s apartment overlooks the golf-course. Price? A reported US$3.25 million [currently believed to be worth about US$6.8 million as of correction, dated 19 December 2015.]”


Wailea Blue Course. Wailea’s Blue is a true Hawaiian classic, and akin to the perfect hostess. Her picturesque fairways guide guests on a relaxing jaunt through the heart of resort, offering inviting views of Maui’s neighboring islands and its 10,023-foot dormant volcano, Mt. Haleakala. Credit: WBC.

Mr Key also owns an apartment in London, which is worth at least UKP 10 million. More…

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Competition: Name This Ship

Posted by te2ataria on March 19, 2010

Competition: Find an Appropriate Name for This Ship


Navy’s newest ship: OTAGO

The Navy’s newest ship, Otago, finally crosses the Tasman this weekend, two years after it was finished [it was tied up at a Melbourne wharf, instead of breaking wind on the high seas.]

The offshore patrol vessel (OPV), (in New Zealand we also have in-shore patrol vessels (IPV) class, and soon one “onshore” vessel would be added, too), one of Project Protector group, had been caught in a dispute with Australian shipbuilder BAE Systems.  Otago is sailing for Devonport on Sunday, and its skipper, Lieutenant Commander Simon Rooke, will bring the boat into Devonport next Friday.

“It is an incredible feeling to be hours away from sailing from Melbourne to sail Otago home,” he said.

“The entire ship is a hive of activity, and excitement, as we make our final preparations to sail.”

The Offshore Patrol Vessels  can go further offshore, “stay at sea longer, and conduct more challenging operations than the Inshore Patrol Vessels, and will enable the RNZN to conduct patrol and surveillance operations around New Zealand, the southern ocean and into the Pacific.”  Stuff NZ said.

Readers are invited to find an appropriate name for Otago.

Top 10 entries will receive an honorable mention. Best names so far:

  1. NZNS  Poverty
  2. NZNS  Ignorance
  3. NZNS  Next Stop Shanghai
  4. NZIS Blue Peter, Yellow Sea
  5. NZNS  Jon Key (The Skimmer)
  6. NZNS Budget Deficit
  7. NZNS  The Ocean Potty
  8. NZNS F**k the Malnourished Kids (Destroyer Class 300,000)
  9. USS  Pakeha

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Competition: Name This Ship

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IF YOU BELIEVE the SIS BULLCRAP …

Posted by te2ataria on February 24, 2010

sent by a reader; edited by TEAA and D.H.

Then you deserve being spooked by the dumbass toilet spies

But first know the 10 biggest threats to you, your family and the country

  1. Earthquakes, Volcanic Eruptions, and Tsunami
  2. Climate Change
  3. Factory Farming
  4. Tourism
  5. Poverty
  6. Alcohol related violence
  7. Drug related violence
  8. Violence related to the sick, militaristic national psyche
  9. Unequal distribution of wealth which denies our kids a fair chance and drives them towards self-destruction
  10. The government (corporate/military firstism, police state, state terrorism, corrupt judiciary, crooked police …)

[Not necessarily in that order all of the time. ]

Can you see why people like Dr Nylons (see below) and their ridiculous fantasy-fiction tales are needed? They are there to scare and distract you from realizing your priorities.

We countered security threat: SIS

“New Zealand faced a security threat last year which was successfully countered by the Security Intelligence Service (SIS), a report presented to Parliament today reveals.” NZPA reported.

“We undertook successful counter terrorism operations which delivered important information about activities that posed a security threat,” said the NZ Stasi Chief [Director of Security Warren Tucker.]

Bullshit!

No one will believe your bullcrap, Dr Nylons, until you do a “9/11” and blame it on the foreign students.


Warren Tucker [aka Dr Nylons] Head of New Zealand Secret Police. Photo Credit: Mark Mitchell/ Nzherald. Image may be subject to copyright.

I bet they are NOT going to back their fictitious claim by a single shred of evidence.

“The SIS, however, gives no details in its annual report other than a single sentence in a list of what it describes as its successes during the 2008/09 financial year that ended on June 30 last year.” The report added.

Hate to say I told you so!

The report says “24 domestic interception warrants” were in force, 14 of which were issued during the 2008/09 year, with 10 outstanding from the previous year.

“Action was taken under all domestic warrants during the year under review,” the SIS report said.

“Methods of interception and seizure used were telecommunications interception, listening devices [toilet spying] and the copying of documents [breaking and entering, snatching your attache case, and stealing your wallet.]”

The report claims [again without a shred of evidence] the information that were illegally obtained “materially contributed to the detection of activities prejudicial to security, or produced foreign intelligence essential to security, that was not likely to have been obtained by other means.”

[The report also fails to mention whose security it’s referring to, the wealthy Kiwis, the middle class, or the poor and dispossessed majority.]

“The Government Communications Security Bureau also presented its annual report but, like the SIS, gave few details of its operations.” NZPA said.

F*ck! Didn’t have the faintest we had this other ‘Government Communications Security Bureau.’ Are these the ones who urinate in Aussie wine bottles and put them back on supermarket shelves in the UK, and try to persuade tourists going to Oz to come to New Zealand, instead?

I had heard of people spamming internet forums about the “primordial beauty” of New Zealand [sic,] though had no idea who they were.

Time to own up Dr Nylons, Sir Bruce, which one you two b*stards hacked the 1080 page on Wikipedia?

“New Zealand’s security environment over this last year has changed significantly, becoming more complex and unpredictable,” said director Sir Bruce Ferguson.

“During this period the bureau continued to provide unique intelligence creating a decision-making advantage for the New Zealand Government, bringing a wide range of skills, products and services to bear on this goal.”

Sir Bruce reportedly asks for more money in his report, too, saying “financial constraints placed upon the bureau over this last year” which has made the challenges more daunting, he said, NZPA reported.

Dr Nylons, Sir Bruce, you belong in a museum!

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NZ Bathtub Navy Boat: FBKP – BNB1

Posted by te2ataria on September 22, 2009

sent by a reader in sewage city (Wellington)

Today’s Top Photo

1 in 5 New Zealander is born to poverty

NZ Bathtub Navy Boat: F**k the Bloody Kids in Poverty, or FBKP- BNB1

rotoiti
New Zealand government has spent$500 million on Project Protector, buying four 340-ton, 55-meter bathtub patrol vessels, FBKP- BNB1 [aka, Roiti]  “F**ck the Bloody Kids in Poverty – BNB2 [aka Pukaki,]  F**ck the Bloody Kids in Poverty – BNB3 [aka Hawea,] and F**ck the Bloody Kids in Poverty- BNB4  [aka Titanic Taupo.] Image may be subject to copyright.

One expert was quoted as saying that “the vessels will protect our waters” from mutant “killer dolphin” babies whose brains are affected by rat poison dropped on them by … the government.

Nevertheless, NZ govt has spent $2,277 on behalf of every kid living in abject poverty to protect them from  sea monsters and maritime enemies such as China, Myanmar, North Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan …  whose soldiers lurk in our coastal waters.

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What Now, Antisocial Psycho Key?

Posted by te2ataria on September 19, 2009

sent by an angry Kiwi in Australia

219,627 New Zealand Children live in poverty

As New Zealand’s military spending increases, so does the number of its children living in poverty!

New Zealand spends about $2.2 billion on its military racket and a large, undeclared sum on its secret operations  annually.

Unsurprisingly, the number of New Zealand children living in poverty has increased by  20,000 children and counting. There are now 219,627 children in the country who depend on welfare, says the NZCCSS vulnerability report. Children live in poverty because their families are poor. To get the real picture, therefore, the number of poor children should be multiplied by a factor of about 4. That means a minimum total of about 880,000 New Zealanders live in poverty, or 21% of the population.

A coalition of non-government agencies estimates that 10,000 of the 60,000 children born in New Zealand in 2009, would be born into poverty.

Grimmond said many such children live with the consequences for the rest of their lives, especially if parents argue, fight or break up because they are unable to cope with the financial pressures.

“Children who grow up poor have worse employment and earnings outcomes than others, partly because of the impact on educational attainment,” he said.

“This creates wide-ranging costs for society higher welfare, remedial education and other costs.”

Trevor McGlinchey, executive officer for NZCCSS, says children whose parents or sole parent receive welfare assistance were far more likely to live in poverty.

“If you were not taking any notice you would think New Zealand was full of happy, healthy kids, wouldn’t you? But no, it’s not the case. There are a couple of hundred thousand kids in NZ whose next meal is not guaranteed.

“There are a couple of hundred thousand kids who often share a house with another family, who are not able to participate in cultural and sporting activities and generally do the things that other kids do.”

The vulnerability report shows demand at food banks and budget services is increasing.

The Wesley Community Action Porirua Foodbank observed, “a 62% increase in the month between June and July. It is handing out food to 218 adults and nearly 300 children.”

The Christchurch City Mission is handing out 40 food parcels a day, compared with 25 a year ago. The Auckland City Mission has reported a 52% increase in demand for food parcels in the six months to June, and the New Plymouth Foodbank has reported a 44% increase in people needing food parcels.

Salvation Army report shows “a 30% increase in the number of families needing help with clothing, bedding and budget advice.”  Major Campbell Roberts said: “Families who have managed well now require help. In the last quarter of this year [to June], 7000 families sought assistance from us; 5000 of those families we had not seen before.”

McGlinchey says the worry now is rising unemployment, which increased 20% in the June quarter. There were 50,855 people receiving unemployment benefit in June, compared with 17,710 in June last year.

According to McGlinchey, an increasing number of formerly high- and middle-income families need help to service mortgages and make end meet.

Many families are said to be ineligible for Work and Income support.

Mr Key, by what reason, or logic is New Zealand wasting at least $220,000  for every child born into poverty, sending soldiers to kill the peoples of Afghanistan?

Mr Key you’re enriching your mates in the security-military-complex at the expense of poor kiwi kids.

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