At the TacklingPovertyNZ Rotorua workshop held on 19 August 2016, participants discussed challenges and opportunities in the local area. Six key themes emerged: youth, community, housing, financing debt, business and government initiatives. From these, 44 ‘hows’ to tackle poverty were identified.

We are seeking to further stress-test these ‘hows’ through a public survey. The survey will help us shape the content of the discussion paper, which will be given to the Chief Economist at the New Zealand Treasury.

The survey will be open until Wednesday, 5 October 2016. You can complete the survey here.

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