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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
Wellington
Debates feature LucyHarrison

Next Generation Debates 2016 Wellington Grand-final

Come along and listen to some of New Zealand’s top university debaters battle over the moot: This house believes New Zealand should accommodate 60,000 refugees per year. We have panellists Hon Paul Goldsmith, Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (National) and Denise Roche, Spokesperson for Immigration, Pacific Peoples, and Ethnic Affairs (Green Party) Read more

24 August, 2016
Wellington
Debates feature JamieTocher

Next Generation Debates 2016 Auckland Semi-final

Come along and listen to some of New Zealand’s top university debaters battle over the moot: This house would ban religious symbols in public. We have panellists Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy and former TV journalist Lindsay Perigo. Read more

15 August, 2016
Auckland
Debates feature TamaraJenkin

Next Generation Debates 2016 Wellington Semi-final

Come along and listen to some of New Zealand’s top university debaters battle it out with the moot: This house would reduce household inequality by banning those with university degrees from marrying each other. We will have panellists Head of Research of The New Zealand Initiative Dr Eric Crampton and Senior Economist at Infometrics Matt Nolan. Read more

10 August, 2016
Wellington
Stephen Jennings feature1

Dinner Lecture with Stephen Jennings

On Thursday 14 July, the Initiative hosted Stephen Jennings for a dinner lecture. Jennings, the Taranaki-born economist and investor, has spent the past 24 years outside New Zealand. First he pioneered capital markets in post-communist Russia. Now he heads Africa’s largest urban development company, Rendeavour. Read more

14 July, 2016
Auckland
JenesaJeram feature

The Health of the State Panel Discussion

The New Zealand Initiative welcomes you to a panel discussion on the rise of ‘lifestyle regulations’. While we may be used to policies that address the negative outcomes of smoking, we now see policies aimed at what you eat and drink too. Read more

20 April, 2016
Wellington
DeanBarry feature

Communities of Care: How Canada welcomes so many refugees

Canadian and New Zealand responses to last October’s refugee crisis could not have been more different. Kiwis who wanted to help Syrian refugees did admirable work in preparing for those refugees that New Zealand did accept. But they also had to expend a lot of effort to convince the government to allow more refugees to come. Even when community groups had homes ready to welcome refugees, they needed to convince the government to open the door to let them in. Read more

5 April, 2016
Wellington
OliverHartwich feature

The End of EU-rope?

The European Union has been in crisis for many years. Simultaneous sovereign debt, banking and monetary crises have tested the European institutions to the limit. But if you thought it could not get worse for Europe, you ain’t seen nothing yet. The continent is grappling with an uncontrolled influx of migrants, Eastern European countries are moving towards authoritarian structures, while the United Kingdom will hold a referendum on exiting the EU. Read more

17 February, 2016
Wellington
Roderick Deane feature1

Lost in the Regulatory Maze with Sir Roderick Deane

In today’s economy, regulations are ubiquitous. Successive governments have bequeathed us a legacy of thousands of pages of legislation and regulations which, in theory, every company manager and director should know. Most of these rules were probably even introduced with good intentions. The result, however, is an absolute mess. Read more

10 November, 2015
Wellington
RonMark feature

In the Zone Panel Discussion

Changing national laws can be cumbersome. Finding central government solutions to local problems can be impossible. But what would happen if we allowed New Zealand’s regions to develop their own answers to their needs? What if we allowed them to opt out of parts of national regulations and legislation? Join us for a thought-provoking event to launch our new report. We believe special economic zones (SEZ’s) are just what we need to promote growth in our cities and regions. Read more

19 October, 2015
Wellington
PhilTwyford feature

Next Generation Debates 2015 Wellington Grand-final

Come along and listen to some of New Zealand’s top university debaters battle it out with the moot: This house believes that high house prices make us poorer as a nation. We will have panellists Phil Twyford, MP, Labour Party Housing Spokesperson and Andrew King, Executive Officer, New Zealand Property Investors Federation. Read more

19 August, 2015
Wellington
SueBradford feature

Next Generation Debates 2015 Auckland Semi-final

Come along and listen to some of New Zealand’s top university debaters battle it out with the moot: This house believes that economic growth always comes at the expense of people and the environment. We will have panellists Sir Roger Douglas and Sue Bradford. Read more

12 August, 2015
Auckland
MaryanStreet feature

Next Generation Debates 2015 Wellington Semi-final

Come along and listen to some of New Zealand’s top university debaters battle it out with the moot: This house would legalise euthanasia. We will have panellists Maryan Street (former Labour MP) and Dr Stephen Child of NZMA. Read more

11 August, 2015
Wellington
Chris Berg feature1

Liberty, Equality & Democracy with Chris Berg

At The New Zealand Initiative we believe that people can be trusted to make their own decisions. Which is why we are concerned that governments are increasingly telling us what and how much to eat, whether to drink, or how to arrange our financial affairs. Read more

29 June, 2015
Wellington and Auckland
Hekia Parata feature1

Report Launch: Un(ac)countable with Minister of Education

On Thursday, 4 June Minister of Education Hekia Parata will launch our new report. The report investigates a programme introduced to New Zealand primary schools 15 years ago that changed the way maths is taught, and tracks maths achievement over that time. Read more

4 June, 2015
Wellington

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