The Salvation Army has released its annual State of the Nation report which highlights the continued impact of government restrictions on the most vulnerable people across New Zealand / Nu Tirani, with incidences of family violence, housing struggles and inequalities for Māori wellbeing on the rise. 

When it comes to housing, they say it is more than a housing crisis, it’s a catastrophe as house prices and rents continue to soar. 

Senior social policy analyst Paul Barber says there are real challenges for people at the sharper end of the housing crisis with the number of people on the social housing register now more than 25,000. 

Read the report here

“It’s all the fault of the National Party, nothing to do with my regime.”