The new Government wants New Zealand to become a world leader in targeting 'wellbeing' with its Budgets, starting in 2019. Thomas Coughlan explains what that might mean.
Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson plan to transform the way Government measures success in next year's Budget. Their 'Wellbeing' Budget will go beyond GDP, surpluses and debt. Bernard Hickey reports.
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.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has launched her Child Poverty Reduction Bill designed to create a multi-decade and bi-partisan system for measuring the reduction of child poverty. It also ticks off the second-to-last major item in the new Government's 100 day plan.
The 2017 Child Poverty Monitor shows a slight reduction in the number of children living in New Zealand’s poorest households, but Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft says much more needs to be done, Teuila Fuatai reports.
In today's email we look at the latest GDP figures, and the latest recommendations from the OECD on how to tackle the productivity issues they reveal.
In the past 25 years, the rate of children living in income poverty has doubled. In Shane Cowlishaw’s ongoing “watchdog” series, the man charged with protecting kids' rights explains what we’re doing wrong and why it was a cop-out for our former Prime Minister to say the problem could not be measured.
Bill English was sworn in as Prime Minister yesterday and already faces some tough questions over the Government's performance on child poverty and a challenge from the Pike River families on his first day.
John Key, who said soon after his re-election in 2014 that this term would be focused on reducing child poverty, came under pressure yesterday to accept the call from new Children's Commissioner and former Principal Youth Court Judge Andrew Becroft to target a reduction in a specific child poverty measure.