TacklingPovertyNZ Workshop
'The status quo is not an option' - Felix Drissner-Devine

‘The status quo is not an option’ – Felix Drissner-Devine

Felix Drissner-Devine attended a discussion about child poverty in New Zealand with Dr Russell Wills, Children’s Commissioner. The round table discussion was an initiative of the Productivity Commission and was held on Tuesday, 17 May 2016. Felix talks about his experience – read below! 15 floors above the affluence of Lambton Quay, I heard the...
'Communities are where the solutions are’ – Dr Girol Karacaoglu on poverty at Queenstown workshop

‘Communities are where the solutions are’ – Dr Girol Karacaoglu on poverty at Queenstown workshop

‘In good things and bad, New Zealand has followed the world with a ten to 15 year lag.’ Dr Girol Karacaoglu, Chief Economist at the New Zealand Treasury, shares the Treasury’s policy framework around poverty at the TacklingPovertyNZ one-day workshop in Queenstown on 29 March 2016. You can watch the video of his presentation on...
Sharing the baby box with the Wellington community

Sharing the baby box with the Wellington community

As part of the TacklingPovertyNZ initiative, we met with officials from the New Zealand Treasury and DCM Wellington this morning as the Treasury gifted DCM a baby box from the Baby Box Co. DCM (formerly known as Inner City Ministry and then Downtown Community Ministry) was founded by a group of Wellington churches in 1969...
TacklingPovertyNZ newsletter issue 1 out now!

TacklingPovertyNZ newsletter issue 1 out now!

We are pleased to announce that the first TacklingPovertyNZ newsletter is now available to view on our website. In response to the interest we have received around the TacklingPovertyNZ national tour, we have decided to create this TacklingPovertyNZ newsletter. The newsletter will be produced every two months for the remainder of 2016, and will share what we and others are doing to...
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...
Sign up to receive our new TacklingPovertyNZ newsletter!

Sign up to receive our new TacklingPovertyNZ newsletter!

In response to the interest we have received around the TacklingPovertyNZ national tour, and to build a community around this conversation, the Institute has decided to create a bimonthly TacklingPovertyNZ newsletter for the remainder of 2016. This newsletter will be produced every two months and will outline recent developments, research and resources. Please register your email address here. The first...
Survey on the 28 'hows' from the TacklingPovertyNZ Queenstown workshop

Survey on the 28 ‘hows’ from the TacklingPovertyNZ Queenstown workshop

At the TacklingPovertyNZ Queenstown workshop on 29 March 2016 participants discussed challenges and opportunities in the local area. Four key themes emerged – the role of housing, the role of business, the role of community and the role of everything else (others). In groups, participants were given one of the key themes and developed seven ‘hows’ to tackle poverty. The group...
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...