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NICOLA BRENNAN-TUPARA
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Social scientist, Professor Darrin Hodgetts, said New Zealand was “growing poverty”.

“It’s our growth industry and it’s growing at three times the OECD average,” Prof Hodgetts said.

According to the OECD at least one in five New Zealand children live in severe or significant hardship, while at least one in four children lived below the semi-official poverty line.

According to figures, the richest 1 per cent of the population owns three times more than the combined cash and assets of the poorest 50 per cent.

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