Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is an independent charity working to eliminate child poverty in New Zealand through research, education and advocacy.
In a country like New Zealand, with ample resources, child poverty could be eliminated completely.
Children flourish when they have the basics: nutritious food; a warm, safe home; medical attention if they are sick and a good education. Sadly, too many children in New Zealand don’t have the basics.
CPAG speak out on behalf of the thousands of children in New Zealand whose meagre standard of living compromises their health, education and well-being
The Child Poverty Action Group was formed in 1994 out of deep concern for the rising level of poverty in New Zealand and its effects on children. CPAG has over 3,500 members and supporters across New Zealand including leading academics, doctors, teachers, health workers, community workers and many other people concerned about the poorest children in New Zealand society.
Whangarei, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Nelson and Dunedin have regional networks for the Child Poverty Action Group.