How do we measure child poverty?

Wallace Chapman talks to Jenesa Jeram about how we measure child poverty. She says the Child Poverty Reduction Bill is underwhelming and the way we measure poverty isn't consistent. Jenesa will be speaking on this topic at Presbyterian Support Northern’s free public lecture series on child poverty in Auckland (28 June) and Wellington (17 July). Read more

Jenesa Jeram
Sunday Morning - Radio NZ
24 June, 2018

The story of Michaela Community School

New Zealand born London headteacher Katharine Birbalsingh founded Michaela Community School. It is often referred to as Britain's strictest school. Children have to attend a seven day boot camp before starting at Michaela to learn the school's strict rules, which include no talking in the corridors and demerit points given for forgetting a pen, or slouching. Katharine tells Heather du Plessis-Allen what is behind the school's philosophy. Katharine is presenting at researchED in Auckland on Saturday 2 June. Read more

Katharine Birbalsingh
Wellington Mornings with Heather du Plessis-Allan - Newstalk ZB
31 May, 2018

Media release: Smokeless products are key to New Zealand’s smoke-free future

Wellington (30 May 2018): The New Zealand Initiative is celebrating World Smokefree Day (Thursday 31 May) as an opportunity to take a more compassionate approach to tobacco control policy. A recent report by The New Zealand Initiative Smoke and Vapour: the changing world of tobacco harm reduction calls for a range of smokeless nicotine delivery products (e-cigarettes, snus, and heat-not-burn) to be made available to smokers wanting to cut down or quit. Read more

Media release
30 May, 2018

Media release: New Zealand Initiative welcomes new fiscal watchdog

Wellington (17 May 2018): The New Zealand Initiative applauds today’s Budget 2018 announcement of an independent fiscal institution. Associate Finance Minister James Shaw announced a new independent body to assess government forecasts and cost political party election promises. Consultation would commence in August. We proposed a fiscal council in our 2014 report Guarding the Public Purse: Faster Growth, Greater Fiscal Discipline. We suggested it to be an Office of Parliament, as is Australia’s Parliamentary Budget Office. Read more

Media release
17 May, 2018

Media release: Smokers deserve better options to help them quit

Wellington (10 May 2018): Youth uptake of smoking is declining, but more support is needed to help current smokers quit.A new report Smoke and Vapour: the changing world of tobacco harm reduction released by think tank The New Zealand Initiative describes the way e-cigarettes and other nicotine delivery products can contribute to tobacco harm reduction. This week the Ministry of Health publicly confirmed that these products can be lawfully imported, sold and distributed in New Zealand.The report, by Research Fellow... Read more

Media release
11 May, 2018

Media release: Festival of Education comes to New Zealand

Wellington (9 May 2018): Are we teaching our children the best way possible? And if not, how does New Zealand’s teaching profession need to change? Those will be the fundamental questions posed to attendees of the first researchED conference which comes to Auckland on Saturday 2 June. The one-day festival of education by international education-improvement movement researchED aims to help educators become more evidence-facing and to raise research literacy in teaching. Read more

Media release
9 May, 2018

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