It found Māori and Pasifika kids were about 2.5 times more likely than Pākehā to have entered poverty after lockdown.
"The Government avoided one massive health and economic crisis but it enabled another one - that of poverty."
We're fat, famished or starved in a land of plenty.
Chair Ganesh Nana speaks with The AM Show.
"I was really shocked actually because I thought, what do you mean it's not an essential need?"
Changing the wording of the Social Security Act 2018 is one of the goals of Ricardo Menéndez March's new Bill.
It comes after more than 40 welfare and poverty charities signed an open letter to the Government pleading for them to increase welfare.
There has been little change in the number living in material hardship and poverty - but it's not all bad news.
The Child Poverty Monitor released their annual report on Wednesday.