NEWS ITEM: 19 June 2014

Kiwi kids no better off than those in India's slums - author

NZ Herald social issues reporter, Simon Collins, reviewed last week’s Auckland book launch of Child Poverty in New Zealand.

The poorest Kiwi children are now no better off than some children in the slums of India, said Victoria University’s Professor Jonathan Boston, co-author of the book. Professor Boston said he saw worse poverty in some Kiwi families than he saw when he spent a month late last year in Delhi slums where his wife, Dr Mary Hutchinson, worked as a volunteer doctor for a Christian charity.

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