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Post Budget Breakfast Events

Each year the Child Poverty Action Group provides an analysis of the Government's budget, looking at key areas including health, housing, education and income support and the impact of budget allocations on alleviating child poverty in New Zealand.  


Read our analysis of Budget 2022 here.

Watch the recording of the CPAG/PHA Post Budget Breakfast Event here (details below).

Pūtea 2022: Hanga i te oranga ake mo a tātou tamariki/mokopuna?
Budget 2022: Building a better future for our children?

Date: Friday May 20th, 2022

Time: 7.30am - 9:00am

Venue: Online

Join MCs Professor Nikki Turner, Medical Director of the Immunisation Advisory Centre, GP and CPAG health spokesperson, and Grant Berghan, (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Wai, Te Rarawa Iwi), CEO of the Public Health Association of New Zealand to hear analysis of the Government's Budget through a child-focused lens.

Keynote speakers:

  • Hon Peeni Henare (Ngāti Hine and Ngāpuhi), Minister Whānau Ora and Associate Minister of Health (Māori Health), and Housing (Māori Housing)
  • Bernard Hickey, Independent commentator and journalist at The Kāka
  • Hūhana Lyndon, (Ngāti Hine, Ngātiwai, Ngāti Whātua, Ngāpuhi), CEO Ngātiwai Trust Board.

Comments from:

  • Dr Huhana Hickey, (MNZM) (Ngāti Tāhinga, Whakatōhea), Disability advocate and Welfare Expert Advisory Member
  • Helen Robinson, Manutaki/CEO/Auckland City Missioner
  • Jacinta Fa’alili-Fidow, CEO Moana Research
  • Hana Kells (Kai Tahu), student, youth spokesperson for CPAG at the event.



Join CPAG experts and friends to hear analysis of the budget through a child-focussed lens on Friday May 21, 2021. 


PHA/CPAG Post Budget Breakfast 2021: Where is the vaccine against child poverty?

The Boat Shed 
Taranaki St Wharf Wellington
Fri 21 May 2021 
7:00 am - 8:45 am 

Hon Andrew Little, Minister of Health
Professor Girol Karacaoglu Head of School Of Government Victoria University of Wellington
Judge Andrew Becroft Children's Commissioner
Professor Michael Baker MNZM Department of Public Health University of Otago
Dr Yvonne Anderson, Paediatrician, Department of Paediatrics: Child and Youth Health, University of Auckland

MC - Professor Nikki Turner Director of the Immunisation Advisory Centre

SOLD OUT - Visit to register for the livestream


CPAG Post Budget Brunch 2021
Mt Albert War Memorial Hall
Fri 21 May 2021

Dr Danny de Lore, Paediatrician, Lakes DHB, Royal Australasian College of Practitioners Indigenous Child Health Working Group, Chair 
Janet McAllister, Child Poverty Action Group
Bernie Smith, CEO, Monte Cecilia Housing Trust
MC - Associate Professor Khylee Quince

Purchase tickets here.

Watch the recording here. 

Ti Kouka Room,
University of Canterbury Student Union
Fri 21 May 2021

MC Dame Sue Bagshaw
Professor Paul Dalziel - Professor of Economics
Professor Bronwyn Hayward, University of Canterbury - Sustainability and Children’s flourishing in Ōtautahi Christchurch
Gina-Lee Duncan – Kōanga Kai and Whānau Ora
Ihorangi Reweti-Peters - Dreams for young people’s care and support in Aotearoa

Purchase tickets here.

Friday 21 May 2021
11:30 am – 1:15 pm
NMIT Lecture theatre A211
(On 2nd Floor A block - the main NMIT campus building on Hardy St. Look for the signs.)

This year, CPAG Nelson Tasman will stream the CPAG and Public Health Association’s Wellington event, with final commentary from Lisa Lawrence, Kaiwhakahaere, Motueka Family Service Centre. (See speaker list above)

Please bring your lunch and a mug. Hot/cold drinks will be provided.
RSVP to by 17 May
Entry: Koha
Enquiries: or 021 892 049

Bethlehem Baptist Church Event Centre
90 Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Tauranga 3110
Tues 25 May 2021

Alan Johnson, Child Poverty Action Group Management Committee
Janet McAllister, Child Poverty Action Group Researcher
Tommy Wilson, Te Tuinga Whanau

Free event: Register here.

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