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EAG workshops on Solutions to Child Poverty in New Zealand

AUCKLAND, HAMILTON, WELLINGTON, NELSON, CHRISTCHURCH, DUNEDIN.

Come along and have your say on behalf of the thousands of children living in poverty in Aotearoa, New Zealand.  ATTENDANCE IS FREE. 

Child Poverty Action Group will be attending events in Auckland and Wellington inaddition to hosting the Christchurch workshops.  We hope to see you there too.

NATIONWIDE WORKSHOPS ONSOLUTIONS TO CHILD POVERTY IN NEW ZEALAND

AUCKLAND, HAMILTON, WELLINGTON, NELSON, CHRISTCHURCH, DUNEDIN.

Come along and have your say on behalf of the thousands of children living in poverty in Aotearoa, New Zealand.  ATTENDANCE IS FREE. 

In March 2012, the Children’s Commissioner, Dr Russell Wills, established an Expert Advisory Group (EAG) on Solutions to Child Poverty. The EAG published its first report, an Issues and Options Paper, in 28 August, together with 20 background papers on a raft of issues relating to child poverty. 

Seminars, hui and community events are being held in many of New Zealand's main centres to give people the opportunity to give feedback on the ideas put forward by the EAG.  

To view the EAG’s report  please click here: Solutions to Child Poverty in New Zealand

Your feedback on the Expert Advisory Group's proposals is important and welcomed The Group want to know if the ideas in the paper will work in your community. They want to know what proposals you would prioritise and if they have missed any crucial ideas. They are keen to hear about what is happening in your community to reduce child poverty and mitigate its effects.

The Group is interested to know your views on:

  • Which proposals will be effective in reducing child poverty?
  • Which proposals are less likely to be effective?
  • What are the most important proposals to reduce child poverty?
  • What needs to be done first and why?
  • What is missing from the package?

LOCATIONS, DATES AND VENUES:

Wellington:

Wednesday 19 September: 9.00am – 4.00pm

Civic Suite No 1, Wellington Town Hall

RSVP:    or call (04) 4635307

Auckland:

Friday 21 September: 9.00am – 1.00pm

Fale Pasifika, Centre of Pacific Studies, City Campus, University of Auckland

RSVP:    or call (04) 4635307

Tamaki Makaurau Hui:

Saturday 22 September,2012: 11.00am  - 3 pm

Te Kura Kaupapa Maori a Rohe o Mangere, 7S Comet Cresent, Mangere.

RSVP:

Christchurch:

Tuesday 25 September: Time: 12- 1pm

Arts 4 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury

RSVP:

 For Social Service Providers, Community Leaders

Tuesday 25 September, 2012: 2pm - 5pm

Wheki 305 (entry and parking off Dovedale Ave), University of Canterbury

RSVP:

Nelson:

Wednesday 26 September, 2012: 7.30-9.30pm

Café Yaza

Open event, no RSVP required, koha appreciated

Hamilton:

Wednesday 26 September, 2012

10.30 - 1pm

Te Ara Hou Village Auditorium, Te Ara Hou Village, 100 Morrinsville Rd, Hamilton

RSVP via email to  

Dunedin:

Tuesday 2 October: 5.15pm - 6.45pm

Archway 4 Lecture Theatre, University of Otago Campus

Open event, no RSVP required

For Social Service Providers, Academics, Practitioners and Community leaders

Wednesday 3 October: 9am – 12pm

Venue  Knox Church, 449 George Street, Dunedin

RSVP:  

If you cannot attend one of these events,  your views and opinions on the package of solutions to child poverty are important to hear. You can provide feedback through an online Survey Monkey,  by emailing or post:

FEEDBACK ON CHILD POVERTY SOLUTIONS
Office of the Children's Commissioner
PO Box 5610
Lambton Quay
Wellington 6145

Please feel free pass this important notice onto your working networks who would be interested in contributing to this very important issue for our children.

Child Poverty Action Group will be attending events in Auckland and Wellington inaddition to hosting the Christchurch workshops.  We hope to see you there too.