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very week 40,000 children turn up at school without breakfast and child poverty in New Zealand is a "national disgrace", Labour says. Its MPs are citing a report released on Tuesday which says 270,000 children - 25 per cent - are living in poverty. Social Development spokeswoman Jacinda Ardern says the Children's Commission report demands immediate action from the government.

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