social indicators are calling for our attention


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Maku e ki atu, he tangata, he tangata, he tangata

Reality Check - what's it about?

‘Reality Check’ is a campaign that aims to spur conversation and critical thought about the social and environmental wellbeing of our local Waikato community and Aotearoa as a whole.

  • Billboards, displaying issues related to our wellbeing, will be displayed at different faith, community, civic, and other centres around the city. The billboards are a symbol of our solidarity about the issues and the things that we care about. A single billboard design will be displayed at multiple sites for 3-5 weeks.

  • Over the next weeks, we will be rolling out new billboards featuring key social indicator issues. Check back, and sign up to our Facebook page for updates. Our aim is to have Reality Check billboards developed in response to topical issues and events throughout the year. We aim for Reality Check to be an ongoing part of Hamilton life

  • Current site holders include the Western Community Centre, Te Whare o Te Ata, The Catholic Diocese of Hamilton Chanel Centre, Desert Spring Community Centre, Chartwell Cooperating Church, St Aidan's Anglican Church and the Waikato Cathedral Church of St Peter.

  • We will be hosting gatherings and discussions around key issues, provide insights and share information. Check our Blog and Facebook page for updates and details on topics and venues.



Prison Population

Living Wage


The Reality Check campaign is being coordinated by Poverty Action Waikato


Poverty Action Waikato is a network of individuals motivated to action for social justice with support from a range of social service and community groups and networks.

ISSUE # 4: Living Wage

Our current REALITY CHECK focus is on the Living Wage. JOIN US for a Living Wage Workshop, November 8th, 3-6pm at the Western Community Centre.