Media release: Support for Swiss-style dual education and GST for the regions

Wellington, 12 September 2017 - The New Zealand Initiative welcomes the results of the Mood of the Boardroom 2017 survey. New Zealand business leaders gave their view on policies to address critical issues like housing, immigration, the environment and taxation. Following the Initiative’s business delegation trip to Switzerland earlier this year, one survey-question revealed that 94 percent of the business leaders support the introduction of a Swiss-style dual education system for New Zealand. Read more

Media release
12 September, 2017
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Media release: We don't know how lucky we are in this country

This year’s election campaign has been just a little bit crazy. But New Zealand remains the world’s last sane place, says The New Zealand Initiative. It is important to keep it that way.The Initiative today released Chief Economist Dr Eric Crampton’s essay, The Outside of the Asylum. Its lighthearted take makes a serious point. Regardless of election year shenanigans, New Zealand gets a lot of things right that other countries screw up. For example: Read more

Media release
2 September, 2017
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Media release: North Island to share its views on the future of recreational fishing

What does the future hold for recreational fishing? That is the central question that will be asked at a series of upcoming public meetings in the North Island, hosted by The New Zealand Initiative. These seven meetings will be an opportunity for members of the public to share their views on the future of recreational fishing, and learn more about the Initiative’s latest consultation document on this subject, The Future Catch. Read more

Media release
1 September, 2017
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Video: Hopes for the future of New Zealand's recreational fishing

In this short video, Sir Mark Solomon, Chris McKenzie, Geoff Rowling, Margaret Wind and the Initiative's Dr Randall Bess discuss their hopes for the future of New Zealand's fishing experience and how we can learn from Western Australia - who have turned their recreational fisheries around. Read more

28 August, 2017
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The Future of Recreational Fishing in NZ

The New Zealand Initiative's Dr Randall Bess and Geoff Rowling from Our Fishing Future, speak to Radio New Zealand about the future of recreational fishing in New Zealand. Throughout August and September, Dr Bess will be travelling the country holding public meetings to gather feedback from local fishing communities and discuss the draft recommendations in his latest report, 'The Future Catch: Preserving Recreational Fisheries for the Next Generation'. Read more

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Radio New Zealand
22 August, 2017

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