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UPCOMING EVENTS


Chris Berg 29 30 Jun 2015 Final

Chris Berg speaks on Liberty, Equality & Democracy on 29 June in Wellington and 30 June in Auckland. Register for Wellington Register for Auckland

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 4 June. Place name on waitlist.

 

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

What do the Shotover jetboat operator, the maker of Weet-Bix breakfast cereal, St George’s Hospital in Christchurch, winemaker Mission Estate, and that group that plays the backing music on X-Factor...
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If the definition of madness is ‘doing something over and over again while expecting a different result’, then Europe is certainly going mad. At the same time that European integration...
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Begging the reader’s indulgence, please bear with me while we conduct a brief thought exercise: Imagine for a second you received a letter telling you that the Transport Authority had...
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OUR LATEST INSIGHTS (weekly newsletter)

Here is a brain teaser: Suppose an aeroplane takes an hour to fly from A to B on a calm day. Now imagine that it is a windy so that...
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Superannuation was in the news again this week following the government's budget announcement.   Labour leader Andrew Little demanded tighter eligibility requirements of the universal pension scheme. Finance Minister Bill...
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New Zealand has long struggled with a geographic weakness, namely a position on the globe so remote that Tasmania features almost as prominently on a world map as the Land...
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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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