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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.

Empty beer cans

Excising Excess

16 Aug | 2009

Using alcohol taxes to reduce New Zealanders' harmful drinking.

Interislander ferry hitting a wave

Into Troubled Waters

4 Mar | 2009

A State of the Nation report from The Salvation Army for 2009.

Housing graph

Housing Update 2008

25 Aug | 2008

A 2008 statistical overview of housing markets in New Zealand.

Boy holding a dog

What Does it Profit Us?

9 Aug | 2008

A State of the Nation report from The Salvation Army for 2008.

Apartment block

Rebuilding the Kiwi Dream

25 Aug | 2007

The importance of social housing as a vehicle for social reform.

A man's eyes

Forgotten People

25 Aug | 2006

Men who use Sallie social services who live outside of a family household.

Man looking down

Beyond the Holding Tank

26 Feb | 2006

Pathways to rehabilitative and restorative prison policy.

A house

A Home I Could Own

25 Sep | 2005

The housing aspirations of low-income clients of The Salvation Army.

a pair of hands holding a model house

From Housing to Homes

25 Feb | 2005

Strategies to assist low and modest income New Zealand households into homeownership.


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