Taika Waititi urges New Zealanders to do more about child poverty
Taika Waiti is urging New Zealanders to "join the conversation" to help solve child poverty.
The Kiwi actor and film-maker has joined up with children's charity Variety and a host of other famous names, including Sir Gramam Henry and Toni Street, to get people talking about the problem.
The video forms part of a campaign entitled #DearNewZealand, which aims to generate conversation about an issue that affects far too many of our children, their parents and their families across this country.
They hope to create something of a national think tank by telling real stories of Kiwi kids living in poverty, as told by some of our most trusted household names.
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