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Victoria and Auckland university teams debate in The New Zealand Initiative's Next Generation Debates grand final on 19 August 2015, with guest panellists Phil Twyford MP and Andrew King.


Auckland and Canterbury university teams debate in The New Zealand Initiative's Next Generation Debates semi-final on 12 August 2015, with guest panellists Sir Roger Douglas and Dr Sue Bradford.

The New Zealand Initiative's 2015-2017 research programme will have a key focus on social policy, local government funding and housing affordability, and education.

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OPINION AND COMMENTARY

Sometimes it is easier to see things clearly the further you remove yourself from them. For me it has been like that with Europe. Born, raised and educated in Germany,...
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Five years ago, Alan Kohler kindly offered me a weekly slot to comment on the European economy. Since then, I have been covering the various aspects of the European debt...
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Australia National University’s Dr. George Barker suggested that New Zealand could do well by strengthening its copyright legislation. He warned against the fair dealing exceptions that have crept into the law...
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Question: Do the likely benefits from the Health & Safety Reform Bill (or any other Bill) exceed the costs? Answer 1: They do if you hire the right economist Answer...
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Earlier this week, my colleague Jason Krupp discussed the consequences of overzealous urban planning. Drawing from a recent paper by urbanist Alain Bertaud, the premise is that too much planning...
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Recently Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, in an open letter, pitched Wellington as a solution to those Aucklanders fed up with traffic jams, high house prices, and eye-watering rates increases (so...
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Over the past years, we have become used to Europe's debt crisis. However, the fiscal problems of countries such as Greece are only the tip of the iceberg. Europe's crisis has much deeper roots. 

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Improving compensation for live organ donors is a rare opportunity to save and improve lives, whilst also saving the government money over the longer term.

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WorkSafe regulations are increasing costs to homeowners and adding to the housing burden, as a balance between improving safety and additional costs has not been achieved
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