The 2015 TacklingPovertyNZ workshop booklet, Exploring ways to reduce poverty in New Zealand, is now published. This booklet presents the 36 participants’ conclusions from the workshop held in collaboration with the New Zealand Treasury in December 2015. It documents the group’s observations, reflections and proposals for policy change.
You can download the booklet on the McGuinness Institute publications page here. The booklet will go to print early next week. The hard-copy versions of the booklet will be available from our online store in March 2016.
This workshop brought together 36 young New Zealanders between the ages 18 and 25 to prepare a youth perspective on the issue of poverty in New Zealand and how we might, as a country, go about tackling it. The workshop ran from 6 December to 9 December 2015 with the finale presentation held at Parliament. Every year, the McGuinness Institute has worked in collaboration with the New Zealand Treasury to create a place for young New Zealanders to explore complex public policy issues together. The workshops have always proved exciting, enjoyable and insightful. The McGuinness Institute would particularly like to thank the staff at the New Zealand Treasury for their continued support and encouragement. This initiative is ongoing and we will be releasing further developments in the next few weeks on the TacklingPovertyNZ website.