Archive: Publications

March 2022

Beyond the Shadow of Debt – Shining a Light on High-Cost Lending

March 31, 2022
For many New Zealanders the consumer credit lending experience is generally positive, with many credit lenders complying with regulations. Credit law reforms including the recent changes to regulations signal a commitment from the government to ensure lenders are diligent in their duty of care towards consumers. However, our concern, despite the current credit laws, many vulnerable families and communities continue to be exploited through irresponsible and harmful lending practices, most often through short-term high-cost loans. Download report
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The coming storm for New Zealand’s future retirees

March 30, 2022
Dr Claire Dale, Chairperson of Ngā Tāngata Microfinance discusses the coming storm for New Zealand’s future retirees: still renting and not enough savings to avoid poverty. Read full article
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Money and You – Kiwisaver at a Crossroads

January 17, 2022
A report from the Financial Services Council (FSC) continuing their 2021 research projects that focus on money and you. This report focuses on ‘KiwiSaver At A Crossroads’, highlighting that, with KiwiSaver funds comprising NZ$82 billion (US$62 billion)1 of the US$50 trillion global retirement savings market, New Zealanders have some way to go to prepare for a comfortable retirement. Download report
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Ka Mākona. Income adequacy in Aotearoa New Zealand: Three Household Scenarios

November 23, 2021

Kore Hiakai Zero Hunger Collective report.

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Ngā Tāngata Microfinance ImpactLab GoodMeasure Report – September 2021

October 14, 2021

An independent research report showing the social impact delivered by Ngā Tāngata Microfinance.

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State of our Communities Report 2021 – Salvation Army

August 17, 2021

Featuring Tokoroa, Carterton and Invercargill

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State of the Nation Report 2021 – Salvation Army

February 17, 2021

Disturbed present, better future?

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CPAG report on the first year of Covid 19 and the impact on low income children in Aotearoa

July 29, 2021

CPAG First year of Covid Initial outcomes of our collective care for low income children in Aotearoa NZ

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NTMF Annual Report 2021

May 20, 2021

We are proud to present our latest annual report. This can be downloaded here.

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Impact Lab GoodMeasure Report

November 27, 2020

In November 2020 Nga Tangata Microfinance released a social impact report undertaken by Impact Lab.

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