Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has set a target to roughly halve the number of children living in poverty over the next 10 years - a target which she described as ambitious.
Jacinda Ardern has laid out a plan for a multi-decade and bipartisan drive to slash child poverty. It will only work if National signs up to it, and the early signs aren't good. Bernard Hickey reports.
For the convenience of email-avoiding subscribers and samplers, here's the email sent earlier on Wednesday morning, including a debate on MSD's latest report on income inequality and news Fitch may upgrade New Zealand's AA credit rating, which sent the kiwi dollar back over 88 USc for only the second day since it floated.
For the convenience of email-avoiding subscribers and samplers, here's the email sent on the morning of April 23, including the latest on Shane Jones' shock departure, the detail from John Key's post cabinet news conference, quote of the day, number of the day, what's coming up later today and a few useful links.
Opposition parties have pounced on revelations by Treasury and Statistics New Zealand that initial measures of household incomes under-estimated the impact of the Global Financial Crisis on income inequality and child poverty.