Mon, 01 Oct 2012 7:00p.m.
We decided to do something. It wouldn't solve child poverty, but our Lunchbox Day would feed kids who otherwise wouldn't get fed.
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2/10/2012 5:36:01 p.m.
Cris Fulton wrote:
It's good that TV3 and Campbell Live did this nice gesture, but the disgraceful child poverty in NZ isn't being attended to by the national government. They're effectively ignoring this problem and if left any longer in power, they'll exacerbate it as well as making good education only for the rich. Any one who cares about New Zealand and her people should vote out national at the earliest opportunity.
1/10/2012 10:10:56 p.m.
It is so stomach turning that a pair of sox is being awarded to a wee kiddie in the photo like some sort of prize. These kids aren't lucky to be recieving this stuff, it should be their right as Kiwi kids to have the basics in life. Please treat these children with dignity, they are our future.
1/10/2012 10:10:54 p.m.
1/10/2012 9:12:47 p.m.
This is fantastic. Good on you New Zealand!
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