All the videos below can also be found on the TacklingPovertyNZ Playlist on the McGuinness Institute Channel on YouTube.
TacklingPovertyNZ: Presentation of the 2015 workshop booklet at the New Zealand Treasury
3 March 2015, Treasury
TacklingPovertyNZ: Finale Presentation
9 December 2015, Parliament
TacklingPovertyNZ: A brief insight into the workshop
7 – 9 December 2015, The New Zealand Treasury
This video provides a brief insight into the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop. Over 72 hours, participants engaged with and learnt from policy analysts within the New Zealand Treasury, key people in the wider community and individuals who have experienced poverty first-hand. The discussions aimed to build a shared understanding of the complexities surrounding the current policy landscape, matching knowledge with public policy tools. This eight minute video showcases some insightful moments from the workshop.
TacklingPovertyNZ: Workshop Speakers Videos
Session one: Welcome
Kristie Carter and Anne-Marie Brook
Session two: A Practical Perspective
Dame Diane Robertson on the complexities of being poor
David Rutherford on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Craig Smith on the link between crime and poverty
Chris Theobald on the relationship between racial discrimination and poverty
Session three: An Economic Perspective
Dr Eric Crampton on how to tackle poverty
Geoff Lewis on how to tackle poverty
Dr Ganesh Nana on how to tackle poverty
Max Rashbrooke on how to tackle poverty
Awerangi Tamihere on how to tackle poverty
Session six: Q & A with Tim Jackson
Transcript: Skype session with Professor Tim Jackson
Session seven: The stress-test panel share their perspectives
Councillor Tania Tapsell on how to tackle poverty
Shaun Sutton on how to tackle poverty
Janell Dymus-Kurei on how to tackle poverty
Sachiko Shimamoto on how to tackle poverty
Shay Wright on how to tackle poverty
TacklingPovertyNZ: Analysing income poverty in New Zealand
This video has been published to illustrate one aspect of poverty in New Zealand – relative income poverty. McGuinness Institute interns Ali Bunge and Callum Webb use Lego to explain the proportion of people in New Zealand who live in poverty through a range of metrics.
Sources: The data utilized for the video is taken from the Ministry of Social Development’s 2015 report: ‘Household Incomes in New Zealand: Trends in indicators of inequality and hardship 1982 to 2014’.
In making this video, Ali and Callum applied the Ministry of Social Development’s definition of ‘poverty lines’:
- 0:27 The BHC thresholds are set at ‘60% of the 2007 median HH income… and adjusted forward and back by the CPI. AHC thresholds are set at 25% less than the corresponding BHC thresholds, as an allowance for average housing costs.’ See page 23.
The statistics in the video used the 60% AHC thresholds from:
- 1:21 Table F.4 ‘Percentage of whole population below selected thresholds (AHC).’ As at 2014, 60% contemp median. See page 99.
- 1:29 ‘On average over the two surveys HES 2013 and 2014, using the AHC 60% anchored line measure, 12% of European/Pakeha, 26% of Maori, 25% pacific… were in households with income below this line.’ See page 112.
- 2:15 Table G.6A ‘Poverty rates and poverty composition by highest household educational qualification: averages over HES 2012 to 2014, using the AHC 60% of median threshold measure, anchored in 2007 individuals under 65.’ See page 113.
AHC After (deducting) housing costs
BHC Before (deducting) housing costs
CPI Consumer Price Index
HES Household Economic Survey
You can download the full report at here.