INTRODUCING THE NEW ZEALAND INITIATIVE

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Come along and listen to some of New Zealand's top debaters battle it out.

Auckland | EY | Tuesday 12 August
Let's Debate! Progressive tax rates are unfair

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Wellington | Mac's Brewbar | Wednesday 13 August
Let's Debate! Should New Zealand tie MPs and Ministers' salaries to a multiple of the average national income?


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Two years ago, three words by the European Central Bank’s President Mario Draghi ended the panic around the euro crisis: “Whatever it takes”. When Draghi said these words at an...
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An article recently published by the New Zealand Listener, Child support that works, asserts that the existing system of child support "is next to useless at reducing poverty" - because,...
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At first glance, the following two news stories may seem like they have nothing to do with each other except that they happened over the past few days. On Monday,...
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Our latest insights

The biographies of top economists indicate that they were often motivated to study economics in order to be better able to contribute to the common good.   But what is...
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Last week some Aucklanders in the double grammar school zone (Auckland Grammar and Epsom Girls’) were upset to see that One Tree College and Selwyn College were looking at including...
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What is the raison d’etre of a city? Is it to provide parks and cafes, theatres and libraries? Is it to offer proximity to schools and hospitals, clubs and communities,...
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Latest publication

New Zealand by Numbers

On 24 July, 2014, The New Zealand Initiative launches its new publication. New Zealand by Numbers, which tracks our country's progress, gives us an insight on New Zealand's achievements, areas for improvement, and an inspiration to make this an even better place for the future.  

 

Please click here if you would like to download our latest publication.  Alternatively, a printed copy of New Zealand by Numbers may be purchased from the New Zealand Initiative for $30.00 by emailing info@nzinitiative.org.nz.

 

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