EC Breakfast film subs 10 Feb

Are film subsidies sensible and fair?

With a number of Kiwis up for Oscars at this years Academy Awards, thanks to Taika Waititi's film Jojo Rabbit, Eric Crampton speaks to Breakfast about the millions of dollars of subsidies being offered to attract foreign films to be shot in New Zealand and discusses if this is a fair and sensible use of taxpayers money. Read more

Dr Eric Crampton
10 February, 2020

In praise of our majority defiant teachers

After 12 years of the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC), most Kiwi primary schools continue to ignore its main message: they do not weave ‘Key Competencies’ into what or how they teach.The Education Review Office (ERO) confirmed this in recent research. Of the 118 schools it sampled, none had reached the intended nirvana state (phase four) in which competencies are 'transforming learning.' In fact, a grand total of zero had even reached phase three. Read more

Briar Lipson
Insights Newsletter
7 February, 2020

Congestion pricing: Lessons from abroad

Chronic road congestion is a global epidemic, plaguing poor and rich countries alike. In dozens of cities around the world, from Bogota to Rome, from Moscow to Boston, from Toronto to Dhaka, from Sydney and Melbourne to Auckland and Wellington, the average motorist wastes more than a hundred hours every year idling behind the wheels in overcrowded routes. Read more

Dr Patrick Carvalho
Insights Newsletter
31 January, 2020

In defense of boring names

“Yes, we are all individuals,” the crowd unanimously shouted in Monty Python’s Life of Brian. Which made a mockery of professed individuality. Read more

Ali Gammeter
Insights Newsletter
31 January, 2020

Media Release: Congestion charging: It works!

New Zealand can learn from international experiences showing congestion pricing systems can be successfully introduced – and with the support of the public, says a new report released today by The New Zealand Initiative. Read more

Media Release
28 January, 2020
OH AM Show 28 Jan Pricing out congestion

Let's get our roads moving

Our new report, Pricing out Congestion: Experiences from abroad, looks overseas to see how other cities have successfully implemented road pricing systems that work for their people and their environment. Oliver Hartwich explains on The AM Show, the benefits of a road pricing system and what New Zealand can learn from these international examples. Read more

Dr Oliver Hartwich
The AM Show
28 January, 2020

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