Posts tagged "Local Government"
Submission season – five submissions in two months

Submission season – five submissions in two months

As well as all our projects bubbling away, the Institute has been busy preparing submissions on an array of issues relating to our work programme. Since mid-March 2016, we have prepared five submissions: a tertiary education inquiry by the Productivity Commission; an ETS review by Ministry for the Environment (MfE);  a Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill...
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...
Going Places lunch-time book launch and discussion

Going Places lunch-time book launch and discussion

The McGuinness Institute hosted a lunch-time event for the Wellington launch of the new book Going Places on Thursday, 17 March 2016. Written by Julie Fry and Hayden Glass, 2013 TalentNZ Journal contributor, the book explores the economic contribution of migration to and from New Zealand. Hayden and Julie explained their evidence and shared their conclusions that included immigrant...
It's not too late to join us for the Going Places book launch tomorrow (Thursday, 17 March)

It’s not too late to join us for the Going Places book launch tomorrow (Thursday, 17 March)

‘Migration and the movement of people is one of the critical issues confronting the world’s nations in the twenty-first century.’ Going Places book launch By Julie Fry and Hayden Glass Thursday, 17 March 2016 from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm. RSVP to 17march@mcguinnessinstitute.org See the flyer below for more information Going Places is about the economic...
Join us for the Going Places book launch on Thursday, 17 March 2016

Join us for the Going Places book launch on Thursday, 17 March 2016

‘Migration and the movement of people is one of the critical issues confronting the world’s nations in the twenty-first century.’ Join us for the book launch of Going Places by Julie Fry and 2013 TalentNZ Journal contributor, Hayden Glass, on Thursday, 17 March 2016 from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm. Going Places is about the economic contribution of...
Q & A Session With Richard Louv

Q & A Session With Richard Louv

In November 2014 we travelled up the Whanganui River with 35 young New Zealanders aged between 18 and 25 as part of the LocalNZ workshop. During this trip the LocalNZ participants had the opportunity to hear Richard Louv discuss connections between family, nature and the community; this was followed by a Q & A session. We filmed...
An Interview With Karleen Marshall

An Interview With Karleen Marshall

In November 2014 we travelled up the Whanganui River with 35 young New Zealanders aged between 18 and 25 as part of the LocalNZ workshop. During this trip we visited the Te Wainui a Rua school, the only school on the Whanganui River and interviewed the school’s principal, Karleen Marshall. In this video Karleen shares...
TalentNZ at the NZ Community Boards Conference

TalentNZ at the NZ Community Boards Conference

Last week we ran two TalentNZ sessions at the New Zealand Community Boards Conference in the Bay of Islands (15 and 16 May 2015). The theme of the Conference was ‘Influencing Change’, and it brought together local community board members, mayors, councillors, council staff and other persons interested in making a difference in their communities from throughout the...
Submissions on Council Long-term Plans

Submissions on Council Long-term Plans

The submission process is an excellent way to engage with others on long-term thinking. Be sure to investigate when your local council is accepting submissions. Today the Institute has again submitted ideas to all New Zealand councils in the hopes of supporting their long-term strategies for 2015–2025. We received encouraging feedback on our submissions for council...
Watch the Final Presentation of LocalNZ

Watch the Final Presentation of LocalNZ

The LocalNZ participant’s final presentation video is now on YouTube! LocalNZ connected 35 New Zealanders between the ages of 18 and 25, providing a collaborative space for them to identify existing and emerging opportunities and challenges. This initiative formed part of the McGuinness Institute’s TalentNZ project – creating an informed, focused and networked group of...
LocalNZ Survey - Last Chance

LocalNZ Survey – Last Chance

There is still time to complete the LocalNZ survey, but you will have to hurry! The survey closes at midnight tomorrow. The responses to the survey will be a key resource for participants at the LocalNZ workshop. When it comes to issues affecting youth, answering the questions is a great way to make your voice...