WEAll Local to Global – The Journey to a Wellbeing Economy in Aotearoa New Zealand

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Published on September 05, 2023

Join the WEAll Aotearoa team on their journey building a Wellbeing Economy in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The team will cover what has worked and what hasn’t with New Zealand’s Wellbeing Budgets approach and recommendations to deepen, strengthen and embed it. The hub will discuss the leadership shown by Māori thinkers and the opportunities of using Indigenous wisdom such as the He Ara Waiora framework.

The team will also share highlights from their work over the last eighteen months including their successful Economy For Public Good Conference, open letter campaign, Economic Listening Tour and Policy Design Guide learnings.

You’ll have plenty of time to put questions to the team, including Country Lead for Wellbeing Economy Alliance Aotearoa, Gareth Hughes. Gareth is also the chairperson of SAFE, New Zealand’s largest animal advocacy organisation and a political commentator for leading New Zealand media outlets. Gareth served as a Member of Parliament for a decade where he chaired the Social Service and Community Select Committee was the Green Party’s whip and strategist. He retired in 2020 and moved to Quarantine Island, a conservation island in Otago where he lived with his family as the only residents. Here he wrote a biography of pioneering politician Jeanette Fitzsimons and the history of the world’s first national ecologically-focused political party Values.

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