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The Next Generation Debates Semi-final on 11 August in Wellington and 12 August in Auckland. Register for Wellington Register for Auckland

 

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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.


Should Greece leave the Eurozone? Dr Oliver Hartwich discusses the issue on the Paul Henry Show.

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OPINION AND COMMENTARY

Central government is squandering billions of dollars of householders’ income. It is doing so simply because it lacks the incentive to assess value for money with sufficient rigour. Governments can...
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I’m not a fan of paternalism but in one area it has its place: education. Students should be able to choose from a range of disciplines to find the one...
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I don't think there has ever been a better time to pull out Homer Simpson's term "crisitunity". As everyone knows, the Chinese character for crisis combines danger with opportunity -...
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OUR LATEST INSIGHTS (weekly newsletter)

If you believe political pundits, New Zealand will go to the polls in late 2017. It could well be an election fought on personalities rather than on substance. It could...
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There is no poverty in New Zealand. Child poverty is a major problem. The government is not doing enough. The government’s approach is radical. All of these statements could be...
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“Education is the key, the key to what, which house, which doorway?” were the words neatly inscribed on a visibly stressed cue card as I trembled in front of my...
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LATEST PUBLICATIONS

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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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Un(ac)countable: Why millions on maths returned little finds that the $70 million Numeracy Project rolled out to most schools 15 years ago to teach multiple methods of solving maths problems hasn't delivered results.



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The Initiative has launched its report on charities regulation, and the smothering effect it is having on the sector. Analysing a decade of regulatory upheaval, the report argues that it is time for carefully considered reforms that help the sector, not hinder it.

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