2019/20 AGM and Political candidate panel discussion 

CPAG has enjoyed a productive 2019/20 year, which has included a successful collaboration with ActionStation enabling CPAG research and messages to reach a much wider audience. To mark the conclusion of this successful year, we held our AGM, along with a political panel discussion on the topic of child poverty. We had the pleasure of hosting our members from Labour, Greens, NZ First, TOP and the Māori Party, along with our supporters once again for CPAG's Annual General Meeting on 29th July 2020. The AGM was held at Saint Columba Centre. We reflected on CPAG‘s achievements and outputs for the year, as well as hearing from each of the political parties in attendance about how they will address child poverty in the new government term. 

As ever we are grateful to Auckland City Mission for hosting CPAG in their offices and for the sharing of common concerns and values which we value highly. Considerable change in the CPAG workforce has been seen over the past year with resignation of Celia(Hayes) Thompson after several years of conscientious service and the appointment of Georgie Craw as Executive Officer who has promoted changes in the way CPAG works. Early in 2020 Jeni Cartwright resigned to train as a teacher after 3 years as CPAG’s highly effective Communications Officer. Caitlin Neuwelt-Kearns was appointed to a joint research position with CPAG and the Auckland City Mission and Janet McAllister has continued her sterling contracted research. CPAG’s research and commentary outputs during 2019/20 remained as credible, relevant and as appreciated as ever.

Click here to read the full annual report for the 2019/20 year.