Lunchbox Day's new total
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 7:00p.m.
Just over a month ago we spoke with the children's commissioner about child poverty in New Zealand and what we need to do to address it.
Dr Russell Wills had released a sobering report on child poverty in New Zealand.
It showed 270,000 children live in poverty every day, and recommended urgent action to stop a generation of children being failed by the rest of us.
Since then, we decided to do something. It wouldn't solve child poverty, but our Lunchbox Day would feed kids who otherwise wouldn't get fed.
The result was you helped us raise an awful lot of money to help an awful lot of children.
At the end of Friday’s show, it was just more than $300,000, but it was always likely to go up a bit more.
Watch the video to find out the new total.
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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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