$18.40 an hour is the 'living wage' needed to provide an income level which will allow people to live modestly while still contributing to society. It is based on a family unit of two working adults (one full-time and one part-time) with two dependant children.
Full Report by Peter King and Charles Waldegrave on an Investigation into Defining a Living Wage for New Zealand
|The Family Centre has entered a research collaboration with the National Institute for Water and Atmosphere (NIWA), Victoria University School of Architecture and architects Atelier Workshop, to complete a project on Managing Risk for Adapted and Considerate Architecture in Samoa|
At the first sympoisum for the collaboration, the Family Centre made a presentation on the ethical considerations of research and the guardianship of knowledge.
Afeafe O Vaetoefaga and The Family Centre
A project by Afeafe O Vaetoefaga with their partners the Family Centre, has won a global development funding prize from the World Bank in Washington, DC.
The project is 'Indigenous Housing as a Solution to Climate Risks'.
The Family Centre is a leading community agency based in New Zealand. It is made up of a three tikanga (cultural) organisational structure of Māori, Pacific Island and Pākehā (European) sections. The key areas of our work are social policy research, family therapy services, community development, education and teaching based upon all three areas.
We undertake independent social policy consultancy and research in all areas of social policy at local, national and international levels. Expertise includes equity analysis; poverty research communication; social and economic policy interface; ageing research, cultural audit, social impact; social scoping and evaluation
We have developed an internationally recognised therapeutic approach called ‘Just Therapy’ that addresses the cultural, gender and socio-economic contexts of therapy.
We specialise in the issues that affect the well-being and social environment of local communities. Particular emphasis is given to the processes of community participation, access to resources, cultural equity and healthy communities.
We run workshops locally, nationally and internationally on all areas of our work in ‘Just Therapy’ and applied social policy. In addition, a broad range of educational and teaching programmes are carried out with social organisations, community groups, government departments, business organisations and specially contracted public gatherings.
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