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CPAG and PHA Wellington Post Budget Breakfast

Budget 2018 – Is the tide turning?

Each year in Wellington Child Poverty Acton Group (CPAG) and the Public Health Assocation (PHA) provide a child-focused analysis and commentary of the year's budget. CPAG and the PHA arrange a breakfast meeting 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.

     Event Details


Friday, May 18, 2018 from 7:15 AM to 8:45 AM NZST
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The Boat Shed
Taranaki Street Wharf
Wellington 6011


$30 - high income
$20 - middle income
$10 – unwaged 


Celia Hayes (CPAG) for Registrations
09 302 5260

Prudence Stone


Event order

7.00am guests arrive
7.15am  Mihi Whakatau & welcome from MC
7.30am Speakers
8.00am - questions from the floor


 David Parker (Assoc Minister of Finance): David will be presenting the 2018 Budget and answering questions.

Len Cook: Families Commissioner, was New Zealand’s Government Statistician from 1992 to 2000, and the UK’s National Statistician from 2000 to 2005. He was a member of the Royal Commission on Social Policy in 1987-88. He is chair of the board of Superu, and a member of the Remuneration Authority. Len's prime interests include public administration, population change and public policy, official statistics and the place of science in policy. He regularly works with official statisticians in the Pacific. He was appointed Families Commissioner in July 2015.

Hon Assoc Prof Susan St John:  Susan is a founding member of CPAG and CPAG spokesperson on economics & incomes. She is an Honorary Associate Professor in the Economics Department, University of Auckland and the director of the Retirement Policy and Research Centre. Susan has contributed to a wide range of CPAG publications and the Human Rights Appeal Case.


Registrations will be closing on 17th May and places are limited. So please confirm your attendance by then.


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.