A damning new report shows New Zealand's shocking numbers of children living in poverty are showing no sign of improvement.
The fourth annual Child Poverty Monitor report shows 90000 children are living in severe poverty, while 155,000 live in households lacking the basic necessities for wellbeing.
Twenty-eight percent of Kiwi kids live in families experiencing income poverty - that's double the rates of the 1980s.
What needs to change for the situation to improve? Children's Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft joined Ali Mau and outlined the need for a plan.
Watch the video.