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Paula bennett

Support sam kuha on his hunger strike so a change can be made and he can eat again .

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To make legal changes to the food grant system so whanau who are struggling don't go without food.

Nzherald 10th october
A hunger striker on his 27th day without food has written an open letter to...

To make legal changes to the food grant system so whanau who are struggling don't go without food.

Nzherald 10th october
A hunger striker on his 27th day without food has written an open letter to Social Development Minister Paula Bennett pleading with her to stop "stalling policies" on food grants.Sam Kuha stopped eating in protest at Work and Income New Zealand's policy that beneficiaries must undertake budgeting advice after every three grants before they can receive another one.The workload in his Kaikohe office meant he was told he would have to join a two-week waiting list to see a budgeter.The 59-year-old, who had his right leg amputated below the knee after an accident, travelled 4km in his wheelchair to smash two windows at the Northland branch last month. He had requested a special needs grant for food and LPG gas for cooking but was refused.

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