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.
Ngā Tāngata Microfinance participated in Comet’s Grassroots Money Sense Hui as part of Money Week 2016.
An article on high interest with client of Ngā Tāngata Microfinance May 2016.
An article on Stuff about Google Ads banning payday lenders. Stuff speaks to Ngā Tāngata Finance’s Robert Choy.
“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
The Salvation Army published their Moving Targets report in February 2016. There is a summary and the full report.
New Zealand’s debt society and child poverty, 2014
Child Poverty Action Group
Mitigating Poverty with Microcredit, 2013
From the Office of the Children’s Commissioner
Credit and Debt for Low-Income and Vulnerable Consumers, 2008