Category Archives: News

Honouring the Treaty in Health Services

The Health Promotion Forum / Runanga Whakapiki Ake i te Hauora o Aotearoa has worked with the Auckland University of Technology to produce a paper, Realising the rhetoric: Refreshing public health providers’ efforts to honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi in Aotearoa, New Zealand. The authors indicate that we have a way to go to address ongoing inequities for Māori. Refer

Increased stress on community groups

Hui E! reports on a recent survey conducted by ComVoices that shows that the stresses on our community organisations are increasing. A survey of over 280 community organisations shows that they are experiencing greater demand for services and are dealing with greater complexity, but with less funding from government and a greater reliance on alternate funding sources. Refer


CPAG’s blog What’s up with housing? But also what’s up with incomes? discusses the crises and government shortcomings in both of these areas.
CPAG is also launching KATHRYN’S STORY:  How the government spent well over $100,000 and 15 years pursuing a chronically-ill beneficiary mother for a debt she should not have on 1 July in Auckland.
Refer for more detail on all of these issues

Fix Working for Families, so that it is FAIR. #FWFF , launched on the 30th March.

“ Despite being supposedly targeted to alleviate against child poverty, in its current state, the Working for Families (WFF) scheme discriminates against those children most in need..”
Refer to for details of how to support the campaign

CPAG is holding a series of post-Budget breakfasts. These are to be held in Whangarei, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin on Friday the 27th May and in Nelson on Wednesday the 1st June. They are also holding a fundraiser in Auckland on the 11 June.

More details of these events at