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RandallBess feature

Future of Recreational Fishing Public Meetings

To promote our policy recommendations on recreational fisheries management, The New Zealand Initiative organised a series of public consultation meetings. Randall Bess travelled to five locations in the South Island and nine in the North Island to gather feedback on his recommendations for improving recreational fisheries in New Zealand.Several hundred people attended the meetings to hear Randall talk about his draft report, The Future Catch.Following the public consultation, the report’s final recommendations were presented to the new government at the... Read more

14 August, 2017
NikkiKaye feature

Amplifying Excellence Panel Discussion

Parents want good schools and good teachers for their children, and most educators want to pass their knowledge to their students. The New Zealand Initiative’s analyses discovered that too many students leave school unqualified, and many others languish in low performing schools. This is why parents deserve better information to assist them to make critical schooling decisions instead of relying on current league tables. Join the NZ initiative for the launch of “Amplifying Excellence” as we propose new pathways towards... Read more

5 July, 2017
LianneDalziel feature1

The Local Manifesto Panel Discussion

Local government plays an important role, one that is often overlooked. When things like roading and recycling work well, they are barely noticed. But when it goes wrong, it can have national consequences – like Auckland’s housing crisis.That is why it is important to have the right policy settings in place to ensure that councils operate in an accountable, open and efficient manner. A sober assessment of New Zealand suggests that our highly centralised system strays wide of the mark,... Read more

21 November, 2016
PeterCochrane feature

A global lens on our digital future with Peter Cochrane

"In a connected world no man is an island and neither is his country” Economies and workforces are now globalised with wealth generation determined by the connectivity of national infrastructures, industrial investment and workforce adaptability. Read more

11 October, 2016
LukeMalpass feature

Report Launch: Priced Out: How New Zealand lost its housing affordability

Barely a week passes when housing in New Zealand is not in the news. Either because house prices are too high or impressive gains are being made. The New Zealand Initiative’s latest report, Priced Out: How New Zealand lost its housing affordability by the Hon Dr Michael Bassett and Luke Malpass, examines the development of housing in New Zealand since the early 1900s, the current state of the housing market, and its journey to this point. Read more

11 June, 2013
BillEnglish feature

Towards a New Localism

LGNZ and The New Zealand Initiative invite you to a panel discussion on alternative options to enable stronger local economies throughout New ZealandBy international standards, New Zealand has one of the world's most centralised forms of government. In other OECD economies, local government runs health and police services, accounts for the majority of public investment, and typically controls a third of public spending. In New Zealand, by contrast, local government has traditionally been small and weak in comparison with central... Read more

2 October, 2013
JohnMorris feature

Report Launch: World Class Education?

John Morris and Rose Patterson have been investigating the factors influencing the quality of New Zealand’s teaching profession. Join us for the launch of their first report in a series of three. Teachers are New Zealand’s greatest educational asset. Two thirds of the education spend is on teacher salaries, and teachers have the biggest influence outside of the home on student achievement and development. Yet teachers do not have the professional status they deserve, and this is a major deterrent... Read more

7 October, 2013

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