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Social sector breakfast will discuss Budget impact

Executive director of Tu Tuinga Whanau, Tommy Wilson. Photo: Dominico Zapata/Stuff.

The social sector will be asking what this week's Budget means for the local sector and the community at a breakfast next week.

The Western Bay of Plenty branch of the Child Poverty Action Group is hosting the breakfast for social agencies to hear the national organisation's analysis of the Budget, which is delivered Thursday.

Executive director of Tu Tuinga Whanau, Tommy Wilson will provide a perspective on the budget for Tauranga and the surrounding region.

“Given the budget will be called the well-being budget I am confident this government understand what the front line of social service surgery looks like in these challenging times,” he says.

“For us at the front line we need to know our community and our country values our mahi much of it under resourced.”

CPAG is a charity founded in 1994 which works to eliminate child poverty in New Zealand through research, education and advocacy.

Spokesman David Riley says social agencies were hoping to see a significant increase in income support as a key way to deal with child poverty, and the many social issues facing the community.

The breakfast will be held on Tuesday, May 25, from 7.30am to 9am.

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