A workshop aimed at tackling poverty in New Zealand is coming to Rotorua.

The McGuinness Institute's TacklingPovertyNZ workshop is currently on tour and will be heading to Rotorua on Friday August 19.

This one-day workshop tour was sparked by the national TacklingPovertyNZ workshop held in December 2015, an initiative of the McGuinness Institute in collaboration with the New Zealand Treasury.

Participants of the Rotorua workshop will hear from the New Zealand Treasury's Chief Economist Dr Girol Karacaoglu, and Chairwoman of the Data Futures Partnership Working Group Dame Diane Robertson, followed by participants from the December TacklingPovertyNZ workshop.


Participants will also hear from local speakers. These presentations will provide a broad national and local context for the conversation around how to tackle poverty in New Zealand.

The afternoon's discussions will focus on the challenges and opportunities facing the local community, and participants will then present their proposals for local solutions at a public event in the evening.

The workshop will take place at Concert Chamber, Sir Howard Morrision Performing Arts Centre, 1170 Fenton St from 9am to 4.15pm.

The workshop will end with a public presentation by the participants from 4.30pm to 5.30pm, followed by refreshments.

If you are interested in attending either the workshop or the public presentation that evening, please register your interest here or at www.tacklingpovertynz.org.