Introducing The New Zealand Initiative



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Publication release:
From Red Tape to Green Gold
Monday, 23 March 2015, 5.45pm

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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 spoke 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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Opinion and commentary

Picture this: a wealthy American couple buy a 3ha piece of land in a beautiful, sleepy town in rural New Zealand. Their plans for the land are ambitious; a redeveloped...
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It is fair to say that New Zealand and Portugal are not particularly close nations. Yes, there were a few Portuguese whalers in 19th century New Zealand but according to...
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There are two things that the changes currently shaking up the media sector can teach us. The first is that the digital transition process is painful. Shrinking newsrooms, advertising market...
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Our latest Insights (weekly newsletter)

New Zealand is one of the world’s most expensive places to live. While there are a lot of reasons for that, a pretty substantial underlying reason is the country’s small...
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Bloomberg has just published its list of the 15 most miserable economies in the world for 2015. Misery is measured as the sum of the unemployment rate and the inflation...
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This week Forbes released its 2015 billionaires list.  There are 290 new billionaires in the world this year, including Travis Kalanick and Brian Chesky.  These guys are the founders of...
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Latest publication

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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.









  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.