Tipping the Scales: Inequality and child poverty in NZ

Tipping the Scales: Inequality and child poverty in NZ

Friday 29 August 2014, 4:00pm—5:00pm

With the election looming, inequality and child poverty are pivotal issues. A tiny number of New Zealanders are getting richer while everyone else is struggling. Twenty-seven per cent of New Zealand children live in poverty and all evidence suggests that the system is failing them.

Join Max Rashbrooke, Arihia Bennett and Bryan Bruce as they discuss the problems, and possible solutions, with Wallace Chapman.

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WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival 2014
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TIPPING THE SCALES: INEQUALITY AND CHILD POVERTY IN NEW ZEALAND

With the election looming, inequality and child poverty are pivotal issues. A tiny number of New Zealanders are getting richer while everyone else is struggling. Twenty-seven per cent of New Zealand children live in poverty and all evidence suggests that the system is failing them. How did we get here? What can we do about it? Is it too late? And will what happens at the polling booth on 20 September make a difference in people's lives?

Join Max Rashbrooke, editor and co-author of 'Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis,' Arihia Bennett, CEO of Ngai Tahu and advocate for whanau, and Bryan Bruce, maker of the television documentaries 'Inside Child Poverty' and 'Mind the Gap,' as they discuss the problems, and possible solutions, with Wallace Chapman.

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