Auckland Post Budget Brunch

Each year CPAG provides child-focused analyses and commentary of the year's budget looking how the budget will impact   working for families tax credits, incomes, housing, education, health and welfare. 

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.

This event is a great introduction to learning about how policy impacts our children and their future outcomes, make sure to bring your friends and whanau along.

     Event Details


Friday, May 18, 2018 from 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM NZST


Mt Eden War Memorial Hall 
489 Dominion Rd
Mt Eden
Auckland 1024
New Zealand

Driving Directions 


Please be aware there is limited onsite parking at Mt Eden War Memorial hall, so public transport and carpooling is recommended or see best parking options below. 

Best parking options

FREE - Nearby side streets 5 min walk from venue including Brixton Rd, Dunbar Road, Eldon Rd, Dextor Ave & Rocklands Ave. 

PAID - Secure parking -182 Balmoral Road which is a 5 min walk from venue.


$20 waged, $10 Unwaged


Celia Hayes
Child Poverty Action Group
09 302 5260

Event Timeline

11.30am - Guests arrive
11.40am -  A light lunch, tea and coffee will be served 
12.00pm - Speakers start
1.00pm -  Speakers wrap up, questions & comments from the floor
1.15pm - event ends


Steve Poletti - Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Auckland. He holds a PhD in Mathematical Physics (Newcastle upon Tyne, 1991) and Economics. Steve’s work includes teaching and research in Australia and New Zealand and he has published widely on Economics as well as Physics.

Rhys Jones - Dr Rhys Jones (Ngati Kahungunu) is a Public Health Medicine Specialist and father of three boys who lives in Auckland. He is a Senior Lecturer in Maori Health at the University of Auckland. His research interests include ethnic health inequities, the role of health professional education in advancing indigenous health, and environmental influences on Maori health.                                               

Innes Asher - Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Auckland, a Paediatrician (Starship Children's Hospital, Auckland) and CPAG's children's health spokesperson.  She chairs the Global Asthma Network. In 2017 she was appointed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to their inaugural Expert Panel on Non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Mihi - Alan Johnson

MC - Frank Hogan

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

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