The article examines the interdependence between the state and the voluntary social services during the period of the classic welfare state from the 1940s to the 1970s in New Zealand. It says that historiography is most neglectful of charity and voluntary welfare, the state's hegemony seeming most securely entrenched from the 1940s to the 1970s. It focuses on the general niche claimed by established voluntary organizations as the welfare state expanded and at their mutually dependent relationship with government agencies and administrators.
Tennant, M. (2008). Two to Tango: the partnership between charity and the welfare state in New Zealand 1940-1970. New Zealand Journal of History, 42(1), 1-21.