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Jason Krupp, Research Fellow, talks to Paul Henry about abolishing city limits to fix housing affordability in Auckland. Watch the interview here.



Dr Oliver Hartwich discusses The Health of the State, The New Zealand Initiative's latest report on lifestyle taxes and regulations, such as sugar taxes, e-cigarettes and alcohol marketing on TVNZ Breakfast.
 
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OPINION AND COMMENTARY

Heritage buildings provide real value. They are often cherished by their owners, who bought them for their character. But old buildings need maintenance, and can need earthquake strengthening. And, sometimes,...
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If there is one art Prime Minister John Key’s New Zealand government has mastered, it is expectation management. So for its eighth budget, delivered yesterday, expectations were low. Hence nobody was disappointed when Minister...
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Amid the rancorous debate about whether a land tax should be imposed on non-resident property buyers it is vital to remember what caused New Zealand’s housing crisis in the first...
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INSIGHTS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

It is a journalistic sin to come up with headlines such as “Small earthquake in Chile, not many dead”. With that in mind, you have to pity journalists trying to...
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Last week saw a rare conjunction. Almost all the political parties agreed that Auckland’s artificial rural urban boundary had to be lifted to free up land for housing development. This...
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It has now been a couple of weeks since we found out that the Overseas Investment Office was not being as thorough in its background character checks on investors as...
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LATEST PUBLICATIONS

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Wellington’s heritage buildings make the city beautiful, but dangerous.

This joint report by Deloitte New Zealand and The New Zealand Initiative looks for ways that Wellington can balance earthquake readiness and sensitivity to the city’s heritage character.


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The Health of the State looks at lifestyle regulations, and finds that these regulations can challenge the nature of a free society, and that some of the regulations that exist, or are advocated for, are not based on sound science and are unlikely to achieve the outcomes intended.

This report looks at food taxes, e-cigarettes and alcohol advertising as case studies.


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This report highlights the complex, often oversimplified nature of poverty in New Zealand, and asserts that there needs to be a proper understanding of the issue in order to make real change. It also looks at causes, measures and the history of poverty.

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