INTRODUCING THE NEW ZEALAND INITIATIVE

Introducing The New Zealand Initiative
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Fall of the Wall: The 25th Anniversary
On Monday, 10 November 2014, Murray Jack, Dr Oliver Hartwich, HE Zbigniew Gniatkowski, Dr Jason Young's speaks on the historic events of 1989 and explore whether the lessons of the past apply to today’s challenges in Europe and Asia.

 
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The biggest loser in Greece’s snap election was not even on the ballot paper. It was German Chancellor Angela Merkel whose austerity policies in the euro crisis were rejected by...
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Having become leader only a couple of months ago, there were great expectations for Andrew Little to spell out what Labour would focus on under his watch. He delivered in...
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Late last year, Australia proposed a repeal bill that could see the Australian Taxation Office and Australian Securities and Investments Commission take charge from the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission...
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One critical response to my 12 January 2015 Dominion Post article here on the need for the benefits from government scaffolding regulation to exceed the costs asserted that: This misses...
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Dr Oliver Hartwich writes for the R.G. Menzies Essay series which is a forum for enlightened public debate commissioned by the Menzies Research Centre.


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On 12 December 2014, the Initiative released the compilation of pieces in a short pamphlet, The ABC of Economic Literacy. In a series of articles earlier this year, we introduced Insights readers to some basic ideas from the wonderful world of economics.


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Poverty of Wealth explores why New Zealand’s rural communities, caught in a cycle of economic decline, have not made greater use of mining to reverse this trend. The report found that the country has significant mineral potential and sufficient institutional strength to offset the negative effects from mining, but the overly complex regulatory landscape and a lack of economic incentives at a local level remain barriers to development.

 

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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.