New Zealand Governance & Policy

Containing policy research, commentary, audio, video, websites and other content related to New Zealand or published by New Zealand authors and organisations, this collection is supported by the Australia and New Zealand School of Government. If you know of other sources producing regular policy related research from or about New Zealand contact: editors@apo.org.au

New Zealand Governance & Policy

Strategy

Mahere Whakaora Kiwi 2018–2028
17 Dec 2018

This plan signals an exciting new phase in kiwi conservation, with a focus on protecting kiwi populations in the wild and increasing the populations of all eight kiwi species.

Report

13 Dec 2018

This year’s information release shows the public service in New Zealand has made significant progress towards increased representation of women in senior management and chief executive roles. It also shows progress in other priority areas including closing the gender pay gap, gender equity for chief...

Strategy

13 Dec 2018

This strategy document sets out the New Zealand government’s vision for improving health and safety at work across New Zealand over the next ten years.

Report

12 Dec 2018

This report details the experience of victims as they progress through the justice system and identifies the opportunities to significantly improve the information and support provided to people as their cases proceed.

Article

A GIS based decision support tool for sustainable seaweed farming in the Solomon Islands
8 Dec 2018

Global interest in seaweed production is increasing in response to the environmental and economic benefits that seaweed farming can provide.

Report

5 Dec 2018

The Biological Emissions Reference Group, comprising representatives from agricultural sector organisations and government agencies, conducted research and analysis over a two-year period. This report shows that many New Zealand farmers want to take action to reduce biological greenhouse gas emissions, but need more information about...

Report

4 Dec 2018

This paper sets out to measure and reflect the wellbeing of New Zealanders across different areas of their lives, as expressed in the Treasury’s Living Standards Framework.

Report

The superannuation sky is not falling
4 Dec 2018

New Zealand is not alone in facing an ageing population and the associated future fiscal pressures. This report argues that the policy conversation is much more complex in New Zealand than as portrayed in the media.

Report

4 Dec 2018

The catalyst for this inquiry was widespread concern about mental health services, within the mental health sector and the broader community, and calls for a wide-ranging inquiry from service users, their families and whānau, people afected by suicide, people working in health, media, Iwi and...

Website

4 Dec 2018

The New Zealand Treasury developed the Living Standards Framework (LSF) dashboard, a practical set of meaningful current and future wellbeing indicators, to inform its policy advice. We are making the LSF dashboard publicly available so that others can see some of the work that assists...

Report

3 Dec 2018

This assessment draws on extensive research and 8 months of New Zealand and South Pacific-based discussions on climate change and security with officials from countries across the Pacific, as well as with academics and civil society from across New Zealand and the Pacific region.

Report

Research findings of a survey on how and why young New Zealanders view online pornography
3 Dec 2018

This report presents findings from a study into how and why young New Zealanders view online pornography. One in four young people first saw porn by the age of twelve, and three out of four young people have seen porn by the age of seventeen....

Report

3 Dec 2018

This report examines New Zealand’s plastic packaging system, and explores the key challenges, opportunities and pathways are for creating a circular economy for plastics packaging that works in New Zealand.

Guide

An accessibility guide for writers, communicators, and designers, including web and IT tool designers, production houses and procured services to the public sector
3 Dec 2018

This guide gives the state sector guidance on how to increase accessibility to information through the use of inclusive language and design, and alternate formats such as New Zealand Sign Language, Easy Read and Braille. The guide will be used by government agencies that have...

Report

2017 Calendar year edition
26 Nov 2018

This annual publication provides annual information on and analysis of New Zealand’s energy sector including statistics on supply, transformation, and demand.

Discussion paper

23 Nov 2018

The Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs has released this issues paper on the Copyright Act review, signalling the first stage of public consultation on the copyright regime.

Evaluation

Evaluation report
22 Nov 2018

Smoking is the single leading preventable cause of early death in New Zealand and Māori smoking is significantly higher than smoking in the general population. To address the problem the Ministry is taking a closer look at how to address the problem of smoking among...

Report

21 Nov 2018

This report sets out our observations from our audits of the 27 public tertiary education institutions (TEIs). They consist of eight universities, 16 institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs), and three wānanga. There were 405,000 people, including 56,000 international students, enrolled at these institutions in 2017.

Survey

NZIER report to Ministry of Education
20 Nov 2018
This report analyses the results of an online survey on early learning developed by the Ministry of Education. The survey was designed to build engagement in the wider early learning sector and seek feedback from parents.

Policy report

20 Nov 2018

Workplace inequality remains a challenge for diversity and inclusion in New Zealand. So what role can public policy and the state sector play to promote and encourage positive change?