• The causes of poverty 

      Haigh, David (Auckland District Council of Social Service, 2015-03)
      The recent debate on poverty in New Zealand presents a number of arguments, manifestations, causes and solutions. Many see the root causes in the neo-liberal polices since the mid 1980s, policies that resulted in the ...
    • Early welfare in Kurow, New Zealand 

      Haigh, David (Unitec ePress, 2020-02-24)
      This story is taken mainly from the booklet Four Shillings and Threepence (2008), produced by the Kurow Heritage & Information Centre. One of New Zealand’s first hydroelectric power stations was built on the Waitaki ...
    • Language and myths of poverty 

      Haigh, David (Unitec ePress, 2020-02-24)
      “Poverty strikes dead the very souls of all who come within sight, sound or smell of it.” G.B. Shaw, Major Barbara This paper explores the popular and political myths and language used about poverty and those who are ...
    • Manufacture of ignorance 

      Haigh, David (Auckland District Council of Social Service, 2015-03)
      The book: Agnotology:The Making & Unmaking of ignorance provides valuable material about how the tobacco industry tried to undermine scientific evidence on the health impacts of smoking. It is a salutary lesson on how ...
    • Participation, Partnerships and Pilots in Community Development Policy 

      Toogood, Fleur M. (Unitec ePress, 2015-05-01)
      This paper critically examines the current New Zealand government’s policy of promoting local participation and ‘partnerships’ in community development and the provision of social services with particular consideration of ...
    • Poverty in New Zealand 

      Haigh, David (Unitec ePress, 2018-12-19)
      Poverty is an important socio-political issue in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Children’s Commissioner’s Child Poverty Monitor has established the following measures of poverty: material hardship (households that go without ...
    • State housing in Aotearoa New Zealand : what future after National? 

      Johnson, Alan (Unitec ePress, 2017-12-13)
      New Zealand’s National-led government (2008 to 2017) made no secret of its plans to downsize the state’s housing stock. This downsizing is being achieved through demolitions, transfers and sales. It all started quietly in ...

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