Perspectives

State of the State 2018 podcast mini-series

Wellbeing in abundance

Our quality of life is dependent on nurturing our sense of wellbeing. Hear from article authors and special guests on why wellbeing is so important, and how we foster it from a number of angles for the benefit of all Kiwis.

Episode 5 – Trust: A cornerstone of wellbeing

23 minutes | Listen on iTunes
 

We explore some of the issues around trust in New Zealand, understanding how the public’s perceptions of people and institutions can be built up to improve wellbeing for all.

Our host David Lovatt, Deloitte New Zealand’s public sector lead partner, is joined by article author Dr Michael Macaulay, Associate Dean at Victoria University of Wellington, political editor at Radio New Zealand, Jane Patterson and director Lorinda Kelly, from Deloitte.

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Podcast: Trust: A cornerstone of wellbeing

Episode 4 – What a wellbeing focus could mean for business

29 minutes | Listen on iTunes
 

The Government’s focus on wellbeing has the potential to shift the traditional economic landscape – what could this mean for New Zealand business?

David Lovatt, Deloitte's public sector lead partner, is joined by article author and Deloitte partner Alex Mitchell, and John Milford, CEO of Business Central.

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Podcast: What a wellbeing focus could mean for business

Episode 3 – Co-creating our human and social capital

29 minutes | Listen on iTunes


In this episode we take a deeper look at the New Zealand Government’s Four Capitals approach to tackling wellbeing, focusing on why human and social capital are so important and how communities are the key to fostering them.

Presenter David Lovatt, Deloitte New Zealand's public sector lead partner, is joined by David Hanna of Wesley Community Action, and Deloitte’s Deborah Lucas and Jo Kelly.

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Podcast: Co-creating our human and social capital

Episode 2 – A family-by-family approach to wellbeing

29 minutes | Listen on iTunes

In this episode, we discuss how New Zealand can raise at-risk families’ wellbeing with a family-by-family approach, discussing the challenges they face interacting with providers, and give recommendations on how social services can work together to raise them into security.

Deloitte's public sector lead partner, David Lovatt, is joined by independent government contractor, Claire Falck, along with Adithi Pandit and Anne Molineux from our social impact practice.

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Podcast: A family-by-family approach to wellbeing

Episode 1 - An introduction to wellbeing

26 minutes | Listen on iTunes

David Lovatt, Deloitte New Zealand's Public Sector lead partner, is joined by fellow article authors Jane Fraser-Jones from Deloitte, and Girol Karacaoglu from Victoria University of Wellington, to talk through wellbeing in more detail. We discuss how social investment is evolving into a wellbeing approach, globally and here in New Zealand. How do we develop wellbeing, involving communities, incentivising policy-makers and managing risk to try new things?

This episode covers the first three articles of the State of the State series, read them here:

  • Article 1: Wellbeing in abundance: looking after our own backyard  
  • Article 2: Beyond GDP: measuring New Zealand’s wellbeing progress  
  • Article 3: Paving the way to wellbeing: the evolution of social investment 

 

 

Podcast: An introduction to wellbeing

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Episode 6 – A cities and regions view of wellbeing

What is the importance of taking a regional view of wellbeing? In this episode our guests discuss the disparities in wellbeing across and within the regions themselves, and possible next steps to improving regional wellbeing. Our host David Lovatt, Deloitte New Zealand’s public sector lead partner, is joined by article author and Deloitte partner Linda Meade, and Professor Philip Morrison from Victoria University of Wellington.

Episode 7 – Series finale: next steps for a wellbeing future

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