CPAG Nationwide Post Budget Events 2019

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Nationwide Post Budget Event Series

Auckland – Wellington – Christchurch – Dunedin

POST BUDGET EVENT Wednesday 5 June

Each year Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) provides child-focused analysis and commentary of the budget. The aim is to provide an accessible and affordable avenue for the community to come together and hear about how the budget affects children and young people, especially our most vulnerable who live in poverty.

*** Live Stream video details ***

Live streaming of Auckland event will be available from 12pm on Friday 31 May.

Visit our CPAG FB page for a link on the day or make sure you’re on the Daily Blog home page where it will be live streamed to.

AUCKLAND – 31 MAY – Mt Eden War Memorial Hall – 11.30am

RSVP here , find out more info here and download event poster here.

Guest Speakers

Alan Johnson
Alan was the social policy analyst for The Salvation Army’s Social Policy & Parliamentary Unit for over 12 years up until April 2019. He has an academic background in town planning and economics and has been involved in Auckland local government for over 20 years both as a politician and bureaucrat. He is also CPAG’s spokesperson for housing.

Professor Peter O’Connor
Peter is an internationally recognised expert in applied theatre and drama education. His research focuses on applied theatre in marginalised and vulnerable communities. It has led to developing cutting-edge models of interdisciplinary praxis that explore the nexus of critical and creative pedagogies, aesthetics and social justice.

Dr Sarah-Jane Paine
Sarah-Jane is a Senior Lecturer at Te Kupenga Hauora Māori and Co-Director of the Tamaiora Research Group. She holds science degrees from the University of Otago and a PhD in Public Health from Massey University. Her area of research expertise is in the quantitative investigation of ethnic inequities in health and the determinants of health across the life-course.

With special guest MC – Dr Hinemoa Elder
Event Details

Venue: Mt Eden War Memorial Hall
Time: 11.30am-1.15pm*
Tickets: $10 low income, $20 middle income, $30 high income
RSVP: Please register here

**Please arrive from 11am for informal networking, brunch will be served at 11.30am, speakers to start at 12pm ***

WELLINGTON – 31 MAY – The Boat Shed – 7:15am

CPAG and the Wellington Public Health Association are pleased to be working together again to hold this event in 2019.

RSVP HERE, find out more EVENT info

Guest Speakers

Government Representative to discuss the 2019 budget and answer questions (TBC)

Dr Ganesh Nana

Ganesh is an Executive Director and Chief Economist at BERL.

Lee Tuki

Lee is President of the Public Health Association of New Zealand, Kāhui Hauora. Tumatanui.

MC – Dr Nikki Turner
Nikki is CPAG’s Health Spokesperson.


Event Details
Venue: The Boat Shed, Taranaki Street Wharf

Time: 7.15am – 8.45am*
Tickets: $30 – high income, $20 medium income, $10 low income
RSVP: Door sales restricted – register early to ensure your place

* Doors open 7am and a light breakfast will be available, speakers will commence at 7.20am. *

CHRISTCHURCH – 31 MAY – 7.15am

Guest Speakers

Associate Prof Mike O’Brien
Mike is an Associate Professor at the School of Counselling, Human Services and Social Work at the University of Auckland and has previously been CPAG’s Convenor. He has written extensively on poverty and social security issues. Mike chaired the Alternative Welfare Working Group in 2011. He has also held board positions at Te Waipuna Puawai and the Auckland City Mission in addition to being a member of the Impacts of Poverty and Exclusion Policy Group for the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services. He is CPAG’s spokesperson on welfare and social security issues.

Other speakers TBA


Time: 7.15am – 8.30am

Venue: TBA

RSVP: Registration details coming soon!

Dunedin – 31 MAY – Dunedin Community House – 12.30pm

CPAG is pleased to be working alongside Choose Kids to hold this year’s event.


Guest speaker to present an analysis of the budget – TBA

A speaker panel will include local service providers & students who will discuss the budget’s outcomes for their communities


Venue: Alexander McMillan Room, Dunedin Community House
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm *
RSVP: Registration details coming soon!

* BYO lunch event *

NELSON-TASMAN – 5 JUNE – Stoke Primary School – 9.30am

RSVP to cpag2016nn with your attendance.There is limited capacity and parking for this event so RSVP’s are open now until 30th May.

Guest Speakers

Prof Innes Asher
Innes is a Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Auckland, a paediatrician at Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland and CPAG’s health spokesperson. She chairs the Global Asthma Network. In recognition of her work. Innes was appointed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to their inaugural Expert Panel on Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), in 2017. Innes was appointed to the Government’s Welfare Expert Advisory Group in 2018.

Max Rashbrooke
Max is a well-known author, academic and journalist, working in Wellington. Max writes about politics, economics and social issues. He is the author of Government for the Public Good (2018) and Wealth and New Zealand (2015) and the editor of Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis (2013).


Venue: Stoke Primary School Hall, 601 Main Road, Stoke, Nelson
Time: 9.30am-11.30am
Entry: $5 unwaged, $10 waged
RSVP: cpag2016nn

WHANGAREI Post Budget Event – date and details TBA
Looking forward to seeing you all there!

The CPAG Team

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