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Otautahi Christchurch

Post Budget Breakfast

This year, Christchurch CPAG & Villa Maria Girls College will jointly host a Post-Budget Breakfast and provide a child-focused analysis and commentary of the year's 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.


Friday, May 18, 2018 from 7:15 AM to 8:30 AM NZST
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Villa Maria Girls College
21 Peer St, Upper Riccarton
New Zealand

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Event order

7.15am - Guests arrive & breakfast served
7.30am - Speakers start



Jane Higgins

 Jane is on the Proprietor's Board of Villa Maria College. She has a background in academia and works in community-based research and evaluation with government agencies and community development organisations. Her research speciality is youth in transition. She is also the author of two young adult novels.

Paul Dalziel - Children and the Budget

Paul is Professor of Economics at Lincoln University and Deputy Director of its Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit at Lincoln University. Paul has more than 25 years experience in researching themes on New Zealand economic and social policy. He has published nine books on New Zealand economic policy and received awards for his excellence in university teaching and research.

Lucy D'Aeth - Children and Mental Wellbeing Promotion

Lucy works as a public health specialist for the Canterbury District Health Board. She has worked in community development and health promotion for over 30 years, mostly in Christchurch but also in London, East Kent and Geneva. Since the Canterbury earthquakes 2010-11, much of Lucy's work has focused on community recovery and she is part of the leadership of the All Right? wellbeing promotion campaign. 

Christina McKerchar - Children and Healthy Food Environments

Christina McKerchar is of Ngati Kahungunu, Tuhoe and Ngati Porou descent. She is a lecturer in Maori Health at the University of Otago and a nutritionist. Christina is completing a PhD about food availability for Maori children and whether the right to healthy food realised for Maori children in their lived environments. The first part of her thesis analyses data from the 'KidsCam' study to explore the lived environments of 11 year old children in Wellington.

This event is part of CPAG's Nationwide Budget Breakfast Series being held in five main centres - 
Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch 18 May
Nelson and Whangarei 23 May

CPAG also intends to provide a comprehensive budget review shortly after the budget is released.  Visit to get your copy on Friday 18 May.