Sixteen year old activist Jazmine Heka from Whangarei has begun a campaign against child poverty and has launched a petition to up the pressure on the Government to implement free healthcare and free school lunches for children as well as bring in regular checks on rental homes.
Inspired by the Inside Child Poverty documentary that screened just before the last election Jazmine has launched a movement, Children Against Poverty, because "Twenty-two per cent of kids in New Zealand live in poverty. I find it disgusting, it's not right. We're so rich in food, we have the resources to be able to care for our children. Every child deserves basic needs - food, a safe environment to live in, medical care."
You can help the campaign by downloading Children Against Poverty's petition and collecting signatures.