TacklingPovertyNZ Workshop
TacklingPovertyNZ Kaitaia workshop, 15 September 2016

TacklingPovertyNZ Kaitaia workshop, 15 September 2016

The fifth one-day workshop of the McGuinness Institute’s TacklingPovertyNZ national tour was held in Kaitaia on Thursday, 15 September 2016 at Te Ahu Centre. Robert Akuhata, Māori Development Advisor at Far North District Council (FNDC), opened the workshop by welcoming participants and Institute staff to the Far North. In the morning, six of the original 36 participants from the December 2015 TacklingPovertyNZ workshops...
Survey on the 44 ‘hows’ from the TacklingPovertyNZ Rotorua workshop

Survey on the 44 ‘hows’ from the TacklingPovertyNZ Rotorua workshop

At the TacklingPovertyNZ Rotorua workshop held on 19 August 2016, participants discussed challenges and opportunities in the local area. Six key themes emerged: youth, community, housing, financing debt, business and government initiatives. From these, 44 ‘hows’ to tackle poverty were identified. We are seeking to further stress-test these ‘hows’ through a public survey. The survey will help us shape the content...
Issue 3 of the TacklingPovertyNZ newsletter is out now!

Issue 3 of the TacklingPovertyNZ newsletter is out now!

Issue 3 of the TacklingPovertyNZ newsletter is out now! In this Issue we discuss the TacklingPovertyNZ national tour, in particular, the upcoming one-day workshops in the Far North and the next steps for the project. We also share with you the exercises, handouts and resources used by participants at the workshops and share the TacklingPovertyNZ initiative conversation in the press....
Three days to go until the TacklingPovertyNZ Far North workshops in Kaitaia and Kaikohe

Three days to go until the TacklingPovertyNZ Far North workshops in Kaitaia and Kaikohe

It is not too late to register for the TacklingPovertyNZ one-day workshops! Kaitaia – Thursday, 15 September 2016 Te Ahu, Cnr Matthews Avenue & South Road, Kaitaia Register here. Kaikohe  – Friday, 16 September 2016 Kaikohe Memorial Hall, Memorial Avenue, Kaikohe Register here. On the morning of the Kaitaia and Kaikohe workshops, participants will hear from the New Zealand Treasury’s Chief Economist...
TacklingPovertyNZ Gisborne/Tairāwhiti workshop, 31 August 2016

TacklingPovertyNZ Gisborne/Tairāwhiti workshop, 31 August 2016

The fourth one-day workshop of the McGuinness Institute’s TacklingPovertyNZ national tour was held in Gisborne/Tairāwhiti on 31 August 2016 at Waikanae Surf Lifesaving Club. The workshop was opened by Gisborne District Council Mayor Meng Foon. In the morning, seven of the original 36 participants from the December 2015 TacklingPovertyNZ workshops presented the booklet they produced last year. Participants then heard from the...
Survey on the 32 ‘hows’ from the TacklingPovertyNZ Manawatu workshop

Survey on the 32 ‘hows’ from the TacklingPovertyNZ Manawatu workshop

At the TacklingPovertyNZ Manawatu workshop on 15 August 2016 participants discussed challenges and opportunities in the local area. Five key themes emerged: the Role of Housing, Youth/Under 5s, Health and Wellbeing, Māori and Elderly. From these, 32 ‘hows’ to tackle poverty were identified. We are seeking to further stress-test these ‘hows’ through a public survey. The survey will help...
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...
Discussion paper 2016/01 – A Queenstown Lakes District perspective on tackling poverty

Discussion paper 2016/01 – A Queenstown Lakes District perspective on tackling poverty

The final draft of Discussion paper 2016/01 – A Queenstown Lakes District perspective on tackling poverty is now published. The purpose of this paper is to bring to light the issues raised by locals at the one-day TacklingPovertyNZ tour workshop in the Queenstown Lakes District, held on 29 March, 2016. The paper describes the structure of the...
'It's not just about a box, it's a facilitation, the relationship becomes really important' – International perspective at Queenstown workshop

‘It’s not just about a box, it’s a facilitation, the relationship becomes really important’ – International perspective at Queenstown workshop

Jennifer Weber, Chief Education Officer of The Baby Box Co., discusses the Canadian and Australian baby box initiative at the TacklingPovertyNZ one-day workshop in Queenstown on 29 March 2016. You can watch the video of her presentation on the McGuinness Institute’s YouTube channel, or you can view the video below. Jennifer discussed that The Baby...
'Policy is about people' – Dame Diane Robertson on poverty at Queenstown workshop

‘Policy is about people’ – Dame Diane Robertson on poverty at Queenstown workshop

Dame Diane Robertson, former chief executive of the Auckland City Mission, shares her experience of working with poverty and the Family 100 Research Project at the TacklingPovertyNZ one-day workshop in Queenstown on 29 March 2016. You can watch the video of her presentation on the McGuinness Institute’s YouTube channel, or you can view the video below. Dame Diane opened...
‘Queenstown is perceived to be the ritzy money place, but underneath that veneer, it is not like that at all’ – local perspective on poverty at Queenstown workshop

‘Queenstown is perceived to be the ritzy money place, but underneath that veneer, it is not like that at all’ – local perspective on poverty at Queenstown workshop

Hine Marchand, Community Ministries Worker for the Salvation Army, and Niki Mason of Happiness House, shared their local perspectives on poverty in Queenstown at the one-day TacklingPovertyNZ workshop on 29 March 2016. You can watch the video of their presentation on the McGuinness Institute’s YouTube channel, or you can view the video below. Hine and...