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A Fair Go - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival


Mon 10 Oct 2016, 5:30pm–6:30pm

Where: The Famous Spiegeltent, Havelock North Domain, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: racheljty

In the face of child poverty, homelessness, and social inequality, what’s happened to giving everyone a fair go? We prided ourselves on being an egalitarian nation, on being world leaders in addressing welfare. How can we get back to being a dynamic and healthy society that works for everyone?

Economist of the moment, Shamubeel Eaqub discusses the preoccupations of our times and what’s happening in Hawkes Bay with James Rowe.

Shamubeel Eaqub is an experienced economist who makes economics easy. He is also an author, media commentator and a thought leading public speaker. He has over a decade of experience as an economist in Wellington, Melbourne and Auckland in leading international banks and consultancy.

He is on various boards of charities and commercial firms. He writes books in his own time on issues that matter to New Zealand and gives voice to the unheard; Generation Rent (2015), co-authored with Selena Eaqub, Growing Apart: Regional Prosperity in NZ (2014), The NZ Economy: An Introduction (2011), co-authored with Dr. Ralph Lattimore and Once In A Lifetime: City-Building After Disaster In Christchurch (2014), contributing chapter.

Shamubeel is currently on a career break to be a full-time dad and lives in Auckland with his wife and son. He grew up in Canterbury and holds a BCOM with Honours in Economics from Lincoln University.

James E. Rowe is the Economic Development Manager for the Napier City Council and has previously worked in Australia, Thailand, Kiribati and the USA. Dr. Rowe holds a Ph.D in planning from the University of Auckland and master degrees from the University of Tennessee and the College of New Jersey.

He is the book and policy review editor for Regional Science Policy and Practice. His most recent book, Understanding the Practice of Local Economic Development: An Alternative Theoretical Framework was published November 2014. He has published three other books, a book chapter and over 40 articles plus numerous book reviews in leading professional journals such as Town Planning Review, Applied Geography, Regional Science Policy and Practice, The Australian Planner, Local Economy, Urban Policy and Research, Applied Research in Economic Development, Landscape Planning, Industrial Development, Economic Geography, and Growth & Change.

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