Unsupported levels of high interest debt is a major cause of poverty in New Zealand. Many groups are acting to raise this issue and are working working towards alleviating this both in the cause and at the effect.

Grassroots Money Sense Hui

Ngā Tāngata Microfinance participated in Comet’s Grassroots Money Sense Hui as part of Money Week 2016.

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Woman goes bankrupt after getting caught up in interest repayments

An article on high interest with client of Ngā Tāngata Microfinance May 2016.

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Google boycotting payday loan ads

An article on Stuff about Google Ads banning payday lenders. Stuff speaks to Ngā Tāngata Finance’s Robert Choy.

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Linda Tirado – Down and Out in Utah and Washington DC

“Until there are jobs you can’t be mad at me for being unemployed, until there are homes you can’t be mad at me for being homeless”

Linda Tirado, interviewed by Radio New Zealand

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The 2016 Moving Targets Report

The Salvation Army published their Moving Targets report in February 2016. There is a summary and the full report.

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New Zealand’s debt society and child poverty

New Zealand’s debt society and child poverty, 2014

Child Poverty Action Group

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Mitigating Poverty with Microcredit

Mitigating Poverty with Microcredit, 2013

From the Office of the Children’s Commissioner

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Credit and Debt for Low-Income and Vulnerable Consumers

Credit and Debt for Low-Income and Vulnerable Consumers, 2008

Child Poverty Action Group

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