Why did the Key government fund Auckland Action Against Poverty?

In July 2019, a dispute arose between activist group Auckland Action Against Poverty and the Labour party’s Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni. At the heart of the matter was the cause for long lines of beneficiaries outside the Manurewa offices of Work and Income New Zealand, which had formed a few days earlier during the early hours of the morning in order to receive support from AAAP in processing their forms. According to AAAP, the lines were the fault of WINZ policy, which was initially repeated largely as fact by news website…