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Dinner Lecture with Stephen Jennings
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Martine Udahemuka discusses her report, Signal Loss: What we know about school performance.

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Dr Oliver Hartwich talks to Newshub following the Brexit results - 25 June 2016


 
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OPINION AND COMMENTARY

There was a whiff of Monty Python about the Brexit referendum. In Life of Brian, the People’s Front of Judea asks the famous question: “What have the Romans ever done for...
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We all know the observer effect: Behaviour changes when someone is watching. Drivers suddenly become law-abiding near speed cameras or at the sight of a police car. Believe it or...
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If you found out your local school had a 60% NCEA level three pass rate, would you know whether you should congratulate the principal or demand a sacking? Students come...
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INSIGHTS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Imagine if you were buying your first home and the only information you had was what you could see from the outside and through the windows. It may seem odd,...
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‘Teach a man to fish, and he’ll eat for life. Give him someone else’s fish, and he’ll vote for you.’ Politicians obviously know about this saying. Over the next year...
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If you are above 40, I hope you would have built some financial net worth through hard work and thrift.  And if you are under 40, I hope that at...
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LATEST PUBLICATIONS

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This is the first of three reports examining the performance of New Zealand schools. New Zealand has a mostly well-functioning school system, but there is evidence of stubborn under-performance. 


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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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