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Suzanne Snively on transparency and anti-corruption measures and their role in reducing poverty

Suzanne Snively on transparency and anti-corruption measures and their role in reducing poverty

Suzanne Snively was a speaker on day one of the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop in December 2015. You can watch the video on the McGuinness Institute’s YouTube channel, or you can view the video below. Suzanne spoke about how New Zealand’s attributes of transparency and integrity can prevent corruption and generate transparency. She spoke about how it was important for...
Awerangi Tamihere on how to tackle poverty

Awerangi Tamihere on how to tackle poverty

Awerangi Tamihere, Director of Strategy, Innovation & Design at Te Whānau O Waipareira and the Strategy & Innovation Lead at Te Pou Matakana, was a speaker on day one of the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop in December 2015. You can watch the video on the McGuinness Institute’s YouTube channel, or you can view the video below. Awerangi’s presentation illustrated how community-based organisations and agencies can...
Janell Dymus-Kurei on how to tackle poverty

Janell Dymus-Kurei on how to tackle poverty

Janell Dymus-Kurei was a speaker on day two of the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop in December 2015. You can watch the video on the McGuinness Institute’s YouTube channel, or you can view the video below. Janell shared her personal experience with poverty. She spoke about recognising the power of connection, being able to rely on the land, and the need to...
Craig Smith on the link between crime and poverty

Craig Smith on the link between crime and poverty

Porirua-based criminal lawyer Craig Smith, was a speaker on day one of the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop in December 2015. You can watch the video on the McGuinness Institute’s YouTube channel, or you can view the video below. Craig gave the group an insight into his work, which ranges from jury trials to youth court work. He explained the...
Dr Eric Crampton on how to tackle poverty

Dr Eric Crampton on how to tackle poverty

Dr Eric Crampton, Head of Research at The New Zealand Initiative, was a speaker on day one of the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop in December 2015. You can watch the video on the McGuinness Institute’s YouTube channel, or you can view the video below. Dr Crampton brought an economic perspective to the workshop; he asserted that in...
Sachiko Shimamoto on how to tackle poverty

Sachiko Shimamoto on how to tackle poverty

Sachiko Shimamoto, health promoter at He Waka Tapu, was a speaker on day two of the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop in December 2015. You can view this presentation on our YouTube channel or play below. Sachiko shared her personal experience of overcoming poverty. She discussed the ripple effect of the Canterbury earthquake, which brought Sachiko a sense of belonging and connection to...
TacklingPovertyNZ Queenstown Lakes Workshop, 29 March 2016 Update

TacklingPovertyNZ Queenstown Lakes Workshop, 29 March 2016 Update

In December 2015, the McGuinness Institute under took a three-day workshop in collaboration with the New Zealand Treasury. Its purpose was to explore ways to reduce poverty in New Zealand. This workshop has led to a number of outputs, one of which includes undertaking a tour of one-day workshops around New Zealand throughout 2016. The first stop of the TacklingPovertyNZ tour was in...
TacklingPovertyNZ one-day workshop in Queenstown, 29 March 2016

TacklingPovertyNZ one-day workshop in Queenstown, 29 March 2016

We are pleased to invite you to attend the first TacklingPovertyNZ workshop in 2016: Tuesday, 29 March 2016 Workshop 9.00 am – 5.30 pm Finale Presentation 6.00 – 7.30 pm Queenstown Memorial Centre, 1 Memorial St, Queenstown 9300  The workshop will culminate in a public presentation by the participants, followed by refreshments. If you are interested in attending either the workshop...
David Rutherford on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

David Rutherford on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

David Rutherford, Chief Human Rights Commissioner at the Human Rights Commission, was a speaker on day one of the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop. You can view this presentation on our YouTube channel or play below. David discussed the global agenda for sustainable development through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), goal one of which is to eliminate poverty. David suggested that reduced inequalities...
Chris Theobald on the relationship between racial discrimination and poverty

Chris Theobald on the relationship between racial discrimination and poverty

Chris Theobald, Principal at Holy Family School in Cannons Creek, Porirua, was a speaker on day one of the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop. You can view this presentation on our YouTube channel or play below. Chris discussed the barriers that face those living in poverty. He suggested that we should focus on equity over equality, that we need new ideas to tackle the problem, and that...
Geoff Lewis on how to tackle poverty

Geoff Lewis on how to tackle poverty

Geoff Lewis, Inquiry Director at the New Zealand Productivity Commission for its recent inquiry into More Effective Social Services, was a speaker on day one of the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop. You can view this presentation on our YouTube channel or play below. Geoff shared the conclusions from the More Effective Social Services report and his presentation explained what he thought the report offers in regard to...
Shay Wright on how to tackle poverty

Shay Wright on how to tackle poverty

The founding Head of Māori Development at the Icehouse, Shay Wright, was a speaker on day two of the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop. You can view this presentation on our YouTube channel or play below. Shay explained his vision for New Zealand. He shared a number of practical ‘hows’ with participants, which sat under three overarching topics: increasing household incomes; reducing regressive tax systems, for...