Monday, 18 February 2019

OVTRK 2019 Forum

 For us and our children after us     Mō tātou ā mō kā uri ā muri ake nei
Ngāi Tahu whakataukī
Decision-making for the Wellbeing Budget

Monday 1 April 7 – 9pm

at Environment Canterbury
(car park access off St Asaph St)

We will gather at 7pm for light refreshments provided by koha from CCC

The Forum will start promptly at 7.30pm

New Zealand is about to implement its first Wellbeing Budget in May, leading the world.

Adie Gray will talk about the work being done by Statistics NZ. This work has links to the Treasury’s Living Standards Framework and the CDHB Canterbury Wellbeing Index.

Adie’s particular role in the project is as Māori Partnership and Design Lead, tasked with ensuring Te Ao Māori perspectives are not tokenistic and are meaningfully applied within the project.

Adie will present for around 30 minutes on Challenging tokenism toward decision-making for Wellbeing. Participants will then break into the four wellbeings (social, environmental, cultural and economic) and workshop responses - including talk about who is at the table in deciding what wellbeing looks like. Adie will be available during the discussions.

We note that these developments are alongside the impending return of a primary purpose for local government to uphold the four wellbeings and hope there will be an update on this aspect by the time of the Forum

For more background you can download your own digital copy of Wellbeing Economics: The Capabilities Approach to Prosperity, written by Paul Dalziel, Caroline Saunders, and Joe Saunders - click here.
You can also see a short video on the book’s contents  at

For further information on the Forum - email