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Tales of desolation inspire action for change

Date: 15 May 2011

Tales of desolation inspire action for change

"Tales of desolation with practical ideas for change" is how Karen Morrison-Hume, Anglican Action Missioner, describes Poverty Action Waikato's report: Talk about poverty: Reporting back and moving forward.

In the report Rose Black and Anna Cox present their interpretations of conversations with social service agencies throughout the Waikato region. The impacts of dwindling, and at times non-existent, state services, the vulnerability of markets, the lack of opportunity, and disenfranchised youth are just some of the issues discussed in the report.

"This is a well researched, comprehensive and readable document. I like the way Rose and Anna have captured the issues accurately and honestly. The advocacy strategies for change presented, are actually quite realistic and in some situations a return to what has been in the past." says Clare Mataira, Hamilton Budgeting Advice.

"Our hope is that this report gives voice to the complex issues of poverty in our region. Our focus now is to listen to and promote inspiring community actions while advocating for policy and service delivery changes that our communities believe will make a difference" says Rose Black, Poverty Action Waikato.


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