New Zealand

WEAll Aotearoa is a registered charity focused on sharing and creating new knowledge and policy to influence change towards a Wellbeing Economy; spreading and amplifying powerful narratives of hope to change the debate and inspire New Zealanders from all walks of life and strengthening; and supporting and connecting existing mahi to build a movement for a Wellbeing Economy.

Members have participated in global forums, collaborated internationally to craft the Wellbeing Policy Design Guide which was launched in 2020 and trialled in Aotearoa.

The WEAll Aotearoa Hub has been active hosting webinars and events across Aotearoa, commenting in the media and speaking at conferences. In 2023 WEAll Aotearoa planning an Economy for Public Good ocampaign, Economics Listening tour and hosting the Economy for the Public Good conference at AUT August 31 to promote policies to advance a Wellbeing Economy.

New Zealand is one of the three founding members of the Wellbeing Economy Governments (WEGo) initiative.

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Sign the open letter

WEAll Aotearoa has written this open letter outlining a positive vision of the future and principled and practical policy ideas to help get us there. We are working towards a world with dignity, where everyone has enough to live in comfort, safety, and happiness. An economy with purpose, with participation where citizens are actively engaged in their communities and locally rooted economies. An economy with fairness and justice is at the heart with a restored and safe natural world for all life.

The letter has signatories from key organisations in Aotearoa including The Council of Trade Unions, Oxfam, New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services, Action Station and many others.

Add your name to the open letter and urge our political decision makers to support cians –transformational change to address our dual crises of climate change and growing inequality.

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Report - Towards a Wellbeing Economy in Porirua, Aotearoa New Zealand

WEAll Aotearoa works with central and local government and community bodies, hosted the award for wellbeing outcomes for the economic development sector and has collaborated internationally to craft the Wellbeing Policy DesignGuide. As part of this project we partnered with Te Hiko, the Centre for Community Innovation in Porirua, to document their work to build a local Wellbeing Economy through whakawhanaungatanga.Have a read of the report.

Watch the Aotearoa team talk about their mahi and vision.

Turbulent Times

WEAll Aotearoa have just launched a new digital and printed resource The Turbulent Times. This zine has the byline ‘only an economy for public good can change.’ It outlines what a Wellbeing Economy could look like and how we can get there. Please have a read.

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