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Numeracy 4 Jun 2015 Final

Minister of Education launches Initiative's new report Un(ac)countable: Why millions on maths returned little in Wellington on June 4. Register here 

 

LATEST VIDEO

Panel Discussion: The Case for Economic Growth - Full Event On 16 April 2015, MPs Chris Bishop, James Shaw and Dr David Clark debated the case for economic growth at a panel discussion event held by The New Zealand Initiative in Wellington. The event publicised the Initiative's report 'The Case for Economic Growth'.

 
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OPINION AND COMMENTARY

At a time when Britain is considering whether to leave the EU, Greece still teeters on the brink of bankruptcy, and Brussels cannot find a response to the refugee crisis...
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For public transit advocates wondering what form transport networks will take in a future increasingly concerned with urbanisation, congestion and energy efficiency, here is one probable answer: It will have four wheels,...
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The best case we can make for the Reserve Bank’s latest round of loan-to-value home mortgage regulations (LVRs) is not particularly compelling. Or, at least, it requires stretching our understanding...
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OUR LATEST INSIGHTS (weekly newsletter)

Budget 2015 was delivered yesterday, and my colleagues below take a look at this mixed bag of good and questionable decisions. But what about the overall direction of the government?...
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Housing formed one of the main cornerstones of the government’s budget. The announcements were dominated by demand-side measures, the most prominent of which was to make gains from the sale...
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Auckland City, Auckland house prices. Politically, that is the government's most immediate local government issue. The government knows RMA reform is needed to reduce its anti-subdivision bias, and the clout...
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LATEST PUBLICATIONS

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

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

On 13 May 2015, the Initiative launched a new report, Investing for Success: Social Impact Bonds and the future of public services


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


From Red Tape to Green Gold is the second report on regulation and resource extraction in New Zealand.

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