One in seven households lives in poverty in New Zealand according to Tunuiarangi McLean.

It’s an issue which  affect the whole of New Zealand but groups that are directly affect are those who are beneficiaries, children, Māori and Pacific peoples.

According to Tunuiarangi McLean work is currently being done to combat this but more is needed.

I roto i ngā whanau tokowhitu kotahi o rātou kei ten oho rawa kore, koinei te whakahau nui mai a Tunuiarangi McLean kaimahi hauora.    He take nui tēnei e rere ana ki roto o Aotearoa whānui, heoi ano ko te hunga pā rongo ki te ngau o tēnei kaupapa ko ērā kei runga i te penihana, ngā tamariki, tatu noa ki te Māori me ngā iwi o te moana nui a Kiwa.  E ai ki a Tunuiarangi McLean he nui tonu ngā mahi kei mua i te aroaro kia tutu ai tēnei kaupapa.