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Two weeks to go until the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop in Manawatu – Monday, 15 August 2016

Two weeks to go until the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop in Manawatu – Monday, 15 August 2016

MCGUINNESS INSTITUTE MEDIA RELEASE – 1 August 2016 The McGuinness Institute’s TacklingPovertyNZ workshop is on tour. Our next stop is Manawatu District on Monday, 15 August 2016. This one-day workshop tour was sparked by the national TacklingPovertyNZ workshop held in December 2015, an initiative of the McGuinness Institute in collaboration with the New Zealand Treasury....
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...
'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...