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TacklingPovertyNZ Rotorua workshop, 19 August 2016 Update

TacklingPovertyNZ Rotorua workshop, 19 August 2016 Update

As part of the McGuinness Institute’s TacklingPovertyNZ national tour, the third one-day workshop was held in Rotorua on 19 August 2016 at the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre. The workshop was opened by Rotorua Lakes District Council Mayor Hon Steve Chadwick JP. In the morning, participants listened to six of the original 36 participants from the December...
TacklingPovertyNZ Manawatu Workshop, 15 August 2016

TacklingPovertyNZ Manawatu Workshop, 15 August 2016

As part of the McGuinness Institute’s TacklingPovertyNZ national tour, the second one-day workshop was held in Manawatu on 15 August 2016 at the Manfeild Suite in Feilding. The workshop was opened by Margaret Kouvelis, Manawatu District Council Mayor. In the morning, the participants listened to four of the original 36 participants from the December 2015 TacklingPovertyNZ workshop present the booklet they...
'The future arrives at different speeds' – a presentation by Paul Saffo in San Francisco

‘The future arrives at different speeds’ – a presentation by Paul Saffo in San Francisco

At the 2015 annual conference of the World Future Society in San Francisco, Paul Saffo ran a session discussing pace layer thinking and its application to foresight. Paul Saffo is a forecaster with over two decades of experience exploring the dynamics of large-scale, long-term change. He is co-founder of Discern Investment Analytics, teaches forecasting at...
Dame Julia Cleverdon talks about social action – video published today

Dame Julia Cleverdon talks about social action – video published today

While at the Teach For All annual conference Wendy took the opportunity to interview Dame Julia Cleverdon. Julia is the co-founder of Step Up To Serve, a UK charity coordinating the #iwill campaign to make social action part of life for 10- to 20-year-olds by 2020. The interview with Julia was filmed and is now published on our YouTube...
Think Piece 24 - Self-aware cities is now published

Think Piece 24 – Self-aware cities is now published

The McGuinness Institute’s latest Think Piece 24: Self-aware cities, written by Nick Roberts is published today. Nick is an architect for UNStudio based in Amsterdam, having previously worked for Athfield Architects in Wellington, New Zealand. When I was on my sabbatical last year I was fortunate to spend some time with him and his lovely...
Booklet presentation at the Treasury on Thursday, 3 March 2016

Booklet presentation at the Treasury on Thursday, 3 March 2016

Seven of the original TacklingPovertyNZ participants came together at the New Zealand Treasury in Wellington on Thursday, 3 March 2016. They shadowed officials from the Treasury and then presented the TacklingPovertyNZ booklet that the 36 participants had produced as a result of the December 2015 workshop.  This was a first for the Treasury – the opportunity was created by the...
ForesightNZ workshop: Registrations are now open

ForesightNZ workshop: Registrations are now open

We are seeking 36 New Zealanders between the ages of 18 to 25 to attend the ForesightNZ workshop. The workshop will take place over 72 hours, from Wednesday, 27 April 2016 to Friday, 29 April 2016, and will conclude with a presentation at the New Zealand Treasury. Please see the ForesightNZ website for more information. Participant registration The Institute...
McGuinness Institute Newsletter Issue 16 Out Now!

McGuinness Institute Newsletter Issue 16 Out Now!

This newsletter gives updates on our work since our July 2015 newsletter and sets out the work programme for the next six months. We have a lot planned for 2016, which you can see on our updated work programme (February 2016). If you are interested in receiving the Institute’s twice-yearly newsletter, please subscribe. Please also connect with TalentNZ. By connecting you will receive our monthly TalentNZ newsletter, which outlines recent...
Nation Voices Essay Competition – Results announced

Nation Voices Essay Competition – Results announced

The McGuinness Institute is delighted to announce the winners of the Nation Voices essay competition. The topic for the essay competition was: What makes a good prime minister of New Zealand? The essays were to focus particularly on the character, personality and skills that make for a good prime minister of New Zealand. The winning essay...
TalentNZ Newsletter Issue 13 Out Today!

TalentNZ Newsletter Issue 13 Out Today!

In this issue we share an interview with Farm Cove Intermediate School principal, Linda Harvie, discussing how to retain talent, and the work of the World Economic Forum and Infosys around the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We provide an update of our work in the next two months, sharing an invite to the Going Places book launch on 17 March 2016,...
Booket exploring ways to reduce poverty in New Zealand is now published online

Booket exploring ways to reduce poverty in New Zealand is now published online

The 2015 TacklingPovertyNZ workshop booklet, Exploring ways to reduce poverty in New Zealand, is now published. This booklet presents the 36 participants’ conclusions from the workshop held in collaboration with the New Zealand Treasury in December 2015. It documents the group’s observations, reflections and proposals for policy change. You can download the booklet on the McGuinness Institute publications page here. The...
Max Rashbrooke on how to tackle poverty

Max Rashbrooke on how to tackle poverty

Journalist and author, Max Rashbrooke was a speaker on day one of the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop. His presentation is now available to view on the McGuinness Institute YouTube channel. You can also watch the video below. Max discussed the relationship between a lack of income and poverty. He argued that solutions to tackling poverty do not need to...