Why don't the government ask the Public for assistance to carry out the Mana Party tagline 'feed our kids'? Or perhaps given our ineffective government at the moment, we the public should take action to feed our hungry children.
NZ's population is about 4.2 million. If every wage earner, including beneficiaries and pensioners contributed at least $1 (non-taxable) from their income each week, then the Public could raise at least $2 million a week (about $104 mil a year) which could provide breakfast and lunch for all kids through state/integrated schools. And probably extras like clothing and shoes on a needs basis.
Just an idea. We shouldn't just sit by while the government allows around 270,000 kids to starve.