Council to host workshop on poverty issues

Objective to discuss issues and establish network of interested minds

Objective to discuss issues and establish network of interested minds

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Gisborne District Council will support a TacklingPovertyNZ workshop here later this year. The workshop will start a discussion around poverty in Gisborne and establishing a network of interested minds and organisations.

“The council’s involvement is one way of supporting community-led development,” says planning and development group manager Nedine Thatcher-Swann.

TacklingPovertyNZ initiative is a collaboration between the New Zealand Treasury and the McGuinness Institute to help improve the material, economic and holistic wellbeing of New Zealand’s diverse communities.

The McGuinness Institute sought funding and staff support from the council to host the workshop in Gisborne as part of a national TacklingPovertyNZ tour.

The objective is to produce discussion papers and videos that are presented to Treasury to identify local issues and possible solutions related to poverty.

Each workshop includes speakers, presentations about progress and discussion to date and guided discussion on local poverty issues and solutions.

Gisborne District Council will support a TacklingPovertyNZ workshop here later this year. The workshop will start a discussion around poverty in Gisborne and establishing a network of interested minds and organisations.

“The council’s involvement is one way of supporting community-led development,” says planning and development group manager Nedine Thatcher-Swann.

TacklingPovertyNZ initiative is a collaboration between the New Zealand Treasury and the McGuinness Institute to help improve the material, economic and holistic wellbeing of New Zealand’s diverse communities.

The McGuinness Institute sought funding and staff support from the council to host the workshop in Gisborne as part of a national TacklingPovertyNZ tour.

The objective is to produce discussion papers and videos that are presented to Treasury to identify local issues and possible solutions related to poverty.

Each workshop includes speakers, presentations about progress and discussion to date and guided discussion on local poverty issues and solutions.

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