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How will New Zealand fare post-Brexit?

Former UK Secretary of State for Trade & Industry, Rt Hon Peter Lilley, joined Duncan Garner on The AM Show to talk about the emerging opportunities for New Zealand once the UK exits the European Union. Read more

Rt Hon Peter Lilley MP
The AM Show
22 March, 2017
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Media Release: Tertiary education, and student loan scheme, in need of shake-up

The New Zealand Productivity Commission’s report on tertiary education shows that the tertiary education system needs fundamental change. An important part of that change is introducing interest on new student loans. The New Zealand Initiative today welcomed the Productivity Commission’s report, New Models of Tertiary Education. The report points to many promising reforms to improve tertiary performance. It also demonstrates the systematic damaging effects of the government’s interest-free loan scheme. The Initiative’s Head of Research, Dr Eric Crampton, said “When the government writes off... Read more

Media Release
21 March, 2017
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Media release: Thumbs up for Twyford's housing bonds

The New Zealand Initiative says Phil Twyford’s infrastructure bonds are a workable policy that could solve the funding problem that is choking off housing supply in New Zealand’s fastest growing cities.The Housing Spokesman for the Labour Party recently announced a policy that would allow homeowners to pay off the core infrastructure over the life of the asset using bond financing.“We’ve been advocating for this policy since 2013. Read more

15 March, 2017
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Martine Udahemuka discusses Fair and Frank

Following the launch of our latest education report, Fair and Frank: Global insights for managing school performance, report author Martine Udahemuka discusses her findings with Mike Hosking on Newstalk ZB. Read more

Newstalk ZB
20 February, 2017
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New education report: Fair and Frank

Our second in a series of reports on school under-performance was released on 20 February 2017. Report author Martine Udahemuka spoke to The AM Show about her findings.The report documents the strategies implemented in five jurisdictions across the US and UK to identify effective schools, effective teaching, and reform failing schools - as well as exploring the successes, failures and implications of those strategies.The final report in the series will be released later in 2017 and will inform practical policy recommendations. Read more

Martine Udahemuka
The AM Show
20 February, 2017

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