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TacklingPovertyNZ workshop outputs are now published
The 2016 TacklingPovertyNZ regional tour would not have been possible without the ongoing support of the New Zealand Treasury and the Councils concerned – Queenstown Lakes District Council, Manawatu District Council, Rotorua Lakes Council, Gisborne District Council and Far North District Council.
To date we have published a discussion paper on each of the five areas visited (see here), a working paper that outlines the methodology, results and observations from the tour (see here) and a demarcation zones proposal that was sent to the Right Honourable Bill English on 21 December 2016 for his consideration (see here).
ForesightNZ Playing Cards
ForesightNZ playing cards
Over three days in April 2016, 36 participants worked hard to create a robust foresight tool in the form of a card game. The playing cards and accompanying workshop booklet are now published here.
Newsletter: TacklingPovertyNZ newsletter, Issue 4. Exploring ways to tackle poverty in New Zealand.
FAQ about the Demarcation Zones for Public Policy Innovation proposal
Working Paper 2017/01: TacklingPovertyNZ 2016 Tour: Methodology, results and observations
Demarcation zones proposal: Proposal to the Rt Hon Bill English Prime Minister of New Zealand on Demarcation zones for public policy innovation
Discussion Papers 2016/01 to 2016/05: A series of discussion papers on how to tackle poverty in Queenstown, Manawatu, Rotorua, Gisborne and the Far North
Submission: Submission on the NZX Corporate Governance Best Practice Code
Infographics: Decile 1 and 2 schools by region
Infographics: Lines within New Zealand
Workshop publications: ForesightNZ 2016 Workshop Booklet and Playing Cards
Annual report: Annual Integrated Report 2015–2016, McGuinness Institute
The Institute publishes three newsletters. The overarching newsletter showcases the work of the Institute and is produced twice a year – it outlines what has happened and what we hope to achieve over the next six months. The other two newsletters are research project based, and are published every few months to show and illustrate the narrative and actions happening broadly in New Zealand – see the TalentNZ and TacklingPovertyNZ projects for more information.
The two-monthly TacklingPovertyNZ newsletter focuses on the progress of the TacklingPovertyNZ tour and shares what the Institute and others are doing to bring about positive change in New Zealand communities.
As a result of our observation that foresight drives strategy, strategy requires reporting, and reporting shapes foresight, we have developed three interlinking policy projects: ForesightNZ, StrategyNZ and ReportingNZ.
These diverse topics represent areas where New Zealand has the potential to bring about meaningful change. How New Zealand responds to these issues will shape our public policy landscape for generations to come.
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