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Our State of the Nation reports and others explore the extent of progress being made in New Zealand across key social indicators of children, crime and punishment, work and incomes, social hazards, and housing. This section also includes our annual reports on the current state of housing in New Zealand as well as other recent reports.

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Give Me Shelter

13 Nov | 2013

A Salvation Army report warns New Zealand’s housing policy’s lack of vision and state of neglect needs to be urgently addressed.

A group of Pasifika children

More than Churches, Rugby & Festivals

13 Nov | 2013

A Report on the State of Pacific People in New Zealand.

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She'll be Right

12 Feb | 2013

A State of the Nation report from The Salvation Army for 2013.

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Adding It All Up

22 Aug | 2012

Salvation Army comments on the politics of Auckland’s housing.

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The Growing Divide

16 Feb | 2012

A State of the Nation report from The Salvation Army for 2012.

Housing in Mangere, Auckland

Mangere Survey Report

16 Oct | 2011

A snapshot of overcrowding in South Auckland.

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28 Aug | 2011

A State of the Nation report from The Salvation Army for 2011.


Psychoactive Drugs

14 Jun | 2011

The Salvation Army's stand on psychoactive drugs.

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Monopoly Games in the Nursery

15 Mar | 2011

The Matthew effect has been likened to a Monopoly game: some succeed, while others face steadily diminishing resources.


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The Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit
PO Box 76249, Manukau 2241
New Zealand
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