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Next Generation Debates Semi-finals in Wellington with panellists senior economist of Infometrics Matt Nolan and Head of Research of The New Zealand Initiative Dr Eric Crampton, 10 Aug. Register

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Next Generation Debates Semi-finals in Auckland with panellists Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy and former TV journalist Lindsay Perigo, 15 Aug. Register
 

LATEST VIDEOS

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Jason Krupp talks to Paul Henry about his new report, The Local Benchmark: When smaller is better, launched at the LGNZ annual conference.

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Watch Stephen Jennings' dinner lecture address - 14 July 2016.

A copy of Stephen's presentation is available here

 
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OPINION AND COMMENTARY

Stephen Jennings’s recent speech to a New Zealand Initiative audience (NBR, July 22) was a wake-up call to Kiwis. It had discordant and harmonious notes.  The harmonious aspect identified emerging...
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Former UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson once quipped that a week is a long time in politics, so you can be forgiven if you’ve forgotten about National’s latest fix to...
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Tax policy is usually about picking your poison. Set company taxes too high relative to international norms and firms will want to set up abroad. Set them too low relative...
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INSIGHTS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

As a crude rule of thumb, presenting at a conference is always easier when you are telling the audience something it wants to hear. That was the case when I...
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Today the average Auckland house would put close to a $1million dent in your pocket. Meanwhile a competent teacher’s salary increases yearly and is capped at the seventh year at...
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I have a confession to make…I may be an illegal alien in Wellington.  I never got official permission to move here. I never went through customs at the port. It...
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LATEST PUBLICATIONS


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What is the right size for local government? This is the question that policymakers in New Zealand have been pondering for over 170 years.


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This is the first of three reports examining the performance of New Zealand schools. New Zealand has a mostly well-functioning school system, but there is evidence of stubborn under-performance. 


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Wellington’s heritage buildings make the city beautiful, but dangerous.

This joint report by Deloitte New Zealand and The New Zealand Initiative looks for ways that Wellington can balance earthquake readiness and sensitivity to the city’s heritage character.

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