New research released by Good Shepherd New Zealand has exposed the country's hidden economic abuse agenda. The findings should be an important catalyst for action, writes Nicola Eccleton.
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Lynda Hallinan from RadioLIVE’s Long Lunch talks with Nicola Eccleton, Good Shepherd NZ Social Inclusion Manager, about some new research they’ve conducted to help shine a light on this silent, but widespread issue affecting thousands of kiwi women and children.
A new report has revealed financial resources are being used to control women by limiting their access to money and even vandalising their vehicles to stop them from getting to work.
Good Shepherd NZ calls for a crackdown on economic abuse, on the back of new research.
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Hon Kris Faafoi has welcomed progress made by the cross-sector financial inclusion group that includes Good Shepherd New Zealand.
Diana Crossan, Chair of Good Shepherd NZ and a former New Zealand Retirement Commissioner, speaks to RNZ's Guyon Espiner about new fee and interest rate caps introduced by the Government in an attempt to reduce predatory lending.
Good Shepherd NZ partnered with a number of key stakeholders in the consumer lending industry to host the Financial Inclusion Industry Forum, opened by Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi.
In collaboration with our Women’s Research, Advocacy and Policy (WRAP) team at Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand, we recently released our report Economic Abuse in New Zealand: Towards an understanding and response.
Beth's chosen course did not qualify for Work and Income assistance, so she used a BNZ and Good Shepherd NZ StepUP loan to pay for her training. Beth is proud that her six kids now see her studying.
BNZ’s Good Report showcases the great work it does to support communities, and we're thrilled that this year our Community Finance partnership is featured.
An interim report by Malatest International confirms that Community Finance loans can have a range of positive impacts for people accessing them.
We have launched a new Community Finance partnership with Vaka Tautua to offer no interest NILS and low interest StepUP loans to Pacific People in Auckland and Wellington.
A new low- and no-interest loan scheme had been launched in Rotorua - and even those with bad credit could be eligible...
"I wouldn't have been able to get my licence without the programme". Thanks to ChangeMakers Refugee Forum and Good Shepherd NZ, Shamooni, a former refugee from Iraq, participated in the Turning the Curve driving programme and passed her test with flying colours.