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Eliminating Child Poverty in Northland

Eliminating Child Poverty in Northland - CPAG Political Forum

Source: Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group in Whangarei are hosting a political forum next Wednesday 23 August, to hear from local candidates standing in the Whangarei General Electorate, Northland General Electorate and Tai Tokerau Maori Electorate, about their vision for a New Zealand where all children can flourish.

Party representatives include:

National Party - Matt King
Green Party - Ash Holwell
Labour Party- Kelvin Davis
Democrats for Social Credit - Chris Leitch
NZ First - Helen Peterson

The forum, which will be chaired by local lawyer and television personality, Rob Harte, is supported by Ngati Hine FM, Te Hiku Media and the Haukainga Project who will be filming on the night.

Wednesday 23 August 5.30pm - 7.30pm Cafler Suite, Forum North, 7 Rust Ave, Whangarei.

Attendance by all (including children and young people!) welcomed.
The Whangarei CPAG group was formed in 2005, when members from the community and local organisations concerned with the health and wellbeing of children and families/whānau recognised that as a matter of urgency, systemic changes needed to occur.

CPAG Whangarei focus on:

working with the media to raise awareness of child poverty and generate discussion amongst the general public;
advocating to our local politicians to prioritise policy interventions to end child poverty.
Working with local communities to support community action to address child poverty.

ENDS

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