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UPCOMING EVENT

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Join us in Wellington on 17 February, where Dr Oliver Hartwich will talk about the changing nature of the European Union, and what it might mean in 2016.
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LATEST VIDEO

Jason Krupp discusses how local government can empower New Zealand's communities, supporting the release of the Initiative's new report, The Local Formula.


Jenesa Jeram talks about what she and Dr Bryce Wilkinson learnt from their poverty and welfare research trip to Hong Kong in November 2015.
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OPINION AND COMMENTARY

While traffic-bound Aucklanders celebrated the announcement last week that central government was bringing its funding for the City Rail Link (CRL) forward by two years, I could not help but...
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Last week, I wrote about the sorry state of Europe and the person most responsible for it: Angela Merkel (A mess of Merkel’s own making, January 28). This week, we...
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You may have heard last week that 62 individuals have the same wealth as the bottom half of humanity. That is, there are 62 people with the combined total wealth...
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INSIGHTS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Labour’s proposed free tuition policy surprised me, but not as much as the rapid hot-takes it generated. It is a bit cheap to say that the devil will be in...
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Is there anything in the world duller than cricket?* Cricket is one of those sports that is so painfully slow, that commentators have nothing to do but talk about the...
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There are many things that are great about our cool little capital: Wellington’s wind, its regular earthquakes, and of course the Sevens.   Though we can’t do much about the...
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LATEST PUBLICATIONS

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The Local Formula argues that unless new ways are found to encourage local communities to be more open to growth, efforts to lift the country's economic performance will be frustrated.


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The report proposes setting up Special Economic Zones (SEZs) as a means of tailoring policy reform to regional needs, encouraging regional economic development, while also piloting policy changes before rolling them out to the entire country.


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Members of The New Zealand Initiative respond to the Prime Minister's open invitation made at our 2015 members' retreat to provide a document of regulations that they considered needed to be modified or scrapped.

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