INTRODUCING THE NEW ZEALAND INITIATIVE

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It is an utterly ironic situation for Europe. Every bit of bad news for its economies is good news for asset markets. And with every new crisis that hits European...
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Last week I wrote that the euro crisis was not over -- far from it (The calm before the eurozone storm, 14 August 2014). However, having just read the latest...
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Democracy is a very fine thing, yet is worth dying for, and it is humbling to think of all those who have.   Yet general election campaigns do not bring the...
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Our regular readers will not be surprised that we believe the high cost of housing is a major challenge facing New Zealanders. As a crucial election issue, we have eagerly...
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With housing back in the pre-election spotlight, the Green Party this week launched their policy package, targeted at an often overlooked segment of the voter spectrum – renters. The problem,...
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Allegedly economics is the ‘dismal science’. Indeed, if you believe the wife of one of the economists in our team, you should avoid the company of economists like the plague....
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Latest publication

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Empty Nests, Crowded Houses: Building for an ageing population is our latest publication on housing affordability in New Zealand. It describes what could develop in the future housing market if the current rate of construction fails to increase.

Please click here if you would like to download our latest publication.

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On 24 July 2014, The New Zealand Initiative released New Zealand by Numbers, a collection of statistical data on the development of the state of our nation. It shows how New Zealand has changed over the past decades. The good news is that in many important aspects of life, New Zealand has improved markedly – and these successes are worth acknowledging.

Please click here if you would like to download our latest publication. Hardcopies are also on sale for $30. If you would like one, please email info@nzinitiative.org.nz

 

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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.