The Salvation Army’s latest state of the nation report warns that the problems facing vulnerable New Zealanders are urgent and worsening, reports The Spinoff. The report’s dashboard is a sobering read, with 17 of 25 indicators either deteriorating over the past year or not improving. The average home in Auckland is now worth 35 times the median income, and there are now more than 25,000 applicants on the social housing waitlist.