Our vision



Aotearoa New Zealand is a country where everyone has what they need to live happy, healthy lives.

The Equality Network is a network of like-minded groups collaborating to improve the well-being of all citizens of Aotearoa New Zealand through their advocacy for reduced income wealth inequality. Our vision:

1.We, the groups of this network, believe that we will enhance the efforts of our groups/organisations who are striving to improve the lives of all New Zealanders by working together under the banner of, ‘More equal societies are better for all’.
2.We understand that wealth and income inequality play a powerful role in adversely influencing other areas of social and economic well-being. Many other factors interact with wealth and income to affect people’s lives, but failing to address wealth and income inequality makes achieving progress in well-being, health, education and housing, gender and racial equality, and reducing child poverty all harder and less likely to be effective.


More equal societies are better for all


1. Parliamentarians understand the systemic drivers of wealth and income inequality and commit to take action to reduce wealth and income inequality in New Zealand
2. An effective network that assists members to carry out the kaupapa (see website www.equalitynetwork.org.nz ) of the network and achieve their own goals that contribute to a reduction in wealth and income inequality
3. Through the actions of the Equality Network members, our communities care about, have informed and transformational conversations, and act to address wealth and income equality.

OBJECTIVES 2019 – 2020

1. Members have access to accurate and timely information, expertise and other resources that they may need to achieve the goals of the network
2. The number of members is increased to include as many as possible of those seeking to promote equality issues
3. Political Parties make bold commitments to (address) reduce wealth and income inequality in the 2020 election cycle.


In order to achieve our goals, network members will engage our communities about the issues driving and resulting from wealth and income inequality, and support them to push their local political leaders to address it. Our member’s organisations will also use their sector knowledge and expertise to engage with Parliamentary processes, MPs, Ministers and media outlets to push wealth and income inequality up the political agenda.

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