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Join us in Wellington on 17 February, where Dr Oliver Hartwich will talk about the changing nature of the European Union, and what it might mean in 2016.
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LATEST VIDEO

Jason Krupp discusses how local government can empower New Zealand's communities, supporting the release of the Initiative's new report, The Local Formula.


Jenesa Jeram talks about what she and Dr Bryce Wilkinson learnt from their poverty and welfare research trip to Hong Kong in November 2015.
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OPINION AND COMMENTARY

If copyright changes are the dead rat we have to eat with our otherwise-tasty Trans-Pacific Partnership meal,* it is worth knowing a bit more about that rat. To do that,...
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Admittedly, Europe’s migration crisis is far more interesting and important, but we have to talk about Greece again. Amid all other crises plaguing Europe at the moment, the financial problems...
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The flagship policy in Labour’s ‘State of the Nation’ speech was the announcement to roll out three years of free tertiary education should Labour get in power at the next election. It...
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INSIGHTS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Abel Tasman beach is not only a beautiful South Island spot. It also shows us the beauty of property rights. A crowdfunding campaign is aiming to raise $2 million to...
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If Donald Trump were seeking election in New Zealand, he’d have no need to promise a fence to keep out migrants. Nature has given us our own moat.    ...
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I’m really glad I’m a millennial. If I wasn’t, I’d have a pretty hard time understanding exactly what they’re all about. Good luck to academics trying to do the same....
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LATEST PUBLICATIONS

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The Local Formula argues that unless new ways are found to encourage local communities to be more open to growth, efforts to lift the country's economic performance will be frustrated.


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The report proposes setting up Special Economic Zones (SEZs) as a means of tailoring policy reform to regional needs, encouraging regional economic development, while also piloting policy changes before rolling them out to the entire country.


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Members of The New Zealand Initiative respond to the Prime Minister's open invitation made at our 2015 members' retreat to provide a document of regulations that they considered needed to be modified or scrapped.

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