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No poverty and food scavenging here…


Can it be true – that New Zealand children are living in such abject poverty that they are picking food scraps from pig-slop buckets,


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This blogger went in search of hard evidence that such poverty exists in Godzone. The evidence, in  a land of plenty, was compelling,





Nope, nothing wrong here. Plenty of food and  drink. After all, politicians and photos don’t lie, eh?



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  1. 12 May 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Amazing stuff! Looks like good old John isn’t missing out too much. Can you beleive we have child poverty and rheumatic fever in NZ? People dying of treatable rare diseases? And THIS government spends around $8 million per year on chauffeurs! John Key should be utterly ashamed.

  2. 12 May 2012 at 2:48 pm

    I read the above article yesterday morning. It was posted by a Maori boy who lives in the States. He tweeted, How’s the economy going John Key?, I’m ashamed to be a Kiwi.

    When I opened up his link and was confronted with the above, it broke my heart to think that children are scavenging for kai (food) to eat and drinking antibiotics. I posted the link in Hone Harawira’s fb page as that is his electoral rohe (area).

    How could these parents allow this to happen to their babies, their children…A shameful disgrace on the parents and on the government.

    I’m usually a tough girl or so I thought I was…but I logged out of twitter angry and I cried my eyes out . The last time I cried was when my Papa left me, when he passed away from cancer going 3 years ago.

  3. Little Joe
    12 May 2012 at 3:06 pm

    One word. OBSCENE!

  1. 13 May 2012 at 9:28 pm

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