INTRODUCING THE NEW ZEALAND INITIATIVE

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There is a great deal of ruin in a city, to paraphrase Adam Smith’s calm reply to those heralding the doom of Britain after the battle of Saratoga. In other...
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Innovation results when ideas get together and have sex, as Matt Ridley puts it. Urbanist and economist Ed Glaeser built on Ridley’s insight in The Triumph of the City, pointing...
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The elections in the state of Saxony a couple of weeks ago mark a historic shift in Germany’s political landscape. The liberal, business-friendly Free Democrat Party got kicked out of...
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There is something deeply rewarding about Magic Eye puzzles, where if you stare at the image for long enough, and with the right kind of focus, you can discover the...
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With votes on the Scottish independence referendum still being counted, it is worthwhile pondering what the nation state will look like if the Scots choose to secede from the union....
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Labour’s Sovereign Wealth Fund idea has taken a fair bit of criticism over the past week. The Herald’s editorial page called it “a policy without substance or merit”.  Economist Paul...
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Latest publication

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Empty Nests, Crowded Houses: Building for an ageing population is our latest publication on housing affordability in New Zealand. It describes what could develop in the future housing market if the current rate of construction fails to increase.

Please click here if you would like to download our latest publication.

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On 24 July 2014, The New Zealand Initiative released New Zealand by Numbers, a collection of statistical data on the development of the state of our nation. It shows how New Zealand has changed over the past decades. The good news is that in many important aspects of life, New Zealand has improved markedly – and these successes are worth acknowledging.

Please click here if you would like to download our latest publication. Hardcopies are also on sale for $30. If you would like one, please email info@nzinitiative.org.nz

 

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  The new merged organisation is the New Zealand Initiative, an independent public policy think tank supported by chief executives of major New Zealand businesses.  Our mission is to help build a better, stronger New Zealand. We are taking the initiative to promote a prosperous, free and fair society with a competitive, open and dynamic economy.     Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, cons ectetuer adipiscing elit, diam nonummy nibh lorem dolor magna amet.