New Zealand Governance & Policy

This collection is supported by the Australia and New Zealand School of Government and the Victoria University of Wellington's School of Government and includes policy research, commentary, audio, video, websites and other content related to New Zealand and/or published by New Zealand authors and organisations on all topics. If you know of other sources producing regular policy related research from or about New Zealand please email: NZeditor@apo.org.au

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New Zealand Governance & Policy

Guide

01 Jun 2017

This guidance supports local authorities to give effect to evidence and monitoring requirements in the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity.

This guidance was developed jointly with the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

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Research report

31 May 2017

This investigation is aimed at shining a light on the state of New Zealand’s native bird populations, the challenges they face, and what it might take to restore them in large numbers back on to the mainland.

The report is structured as follows.

  • Chapter 1 is an Introduction
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Research report

31 May 2017

This report considers discharge planning for patients leaving mental health inpatient units in New Zealand. The report considers whether discharge planning is completed as intended, whether the needs identified are met after people leave hospital, and whether discharge planning is helping to...

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Discussion paper

31 May 2017

Early in 2016 Motu Economic and Public Policy Research gathered together a group of participants from diverse backgrounds and sectors to engage in a deep dialogue on key issues that affect the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) in order to generate new insights and strategic options...

Research report

31 May 2017

How We Eat is a review of the available evidence on the effect of selected eating behaviours on diet and body size. The topics reviewed are: breastfeeding, parental feeding practices and parenting style, adult role modelling, responsive eating, mealtimes and food literacy.  A review of relevant...

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Policy report

30 May 2017

The social sector or ‘social services sector’ delivers a wide range of services to New Zealanders throughout their lives (Whitcombe, 2009; Social Sector Forum, 2014, p. 1). The significance of the social sector for achieving positive outcomes in the lives of New Zealanders is reflected in its...

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Research report

30 May 2017

Executive summary

Statistics New Zealand has estimated that since 1996 increases in outputs of the public sector have largely been associated with increasing labour inputs. In the education sector, for example, the average annual increase in output of 1.0% between 1996...

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Literature review

30 May 2017

Purpose of review

This literature review was commissioned in order to provide information on the relationship between poverty experienced during childhood and the impact that poverty may have on the mental health of a child or young person, or later in their adulthood....

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Working paper

29 May 2017

This paper analyses the longer term impacts of involuntary job loss of workers subsequent employment, earnings, and income support in New Zealand. It uses data from the Survey of Family, Income and Employment (SoFIE) to identify job displacements over the period 2001–10, matched to...

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Research report

22 May 2017

This report aims to to provide a framework that will implement long lasting reform which improves access to justice and has a positive impact on the lives of thousands of New Zealanders every year. The report follows an earlier report to the United Nations in late 2014, an access to justice...

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Research report

18 May 2017

Foreword

We want to return the discussion to the important issues for most New Zealand workers and taxpayers that are often forgotten during all the talk of ‘burdens’ and ‘reliefs’: why we pay tax, what our taxes are paying for, and whether New Zealand’s tax system is...

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Research report

18 May 2017

This report considers the theme of household resilience and wellbeing. Household resilience is concerned with how Kiwis preserve their quality of life in the face of change. The report considers how well households are able to maintain or recover their levels of wellbeing in the event of...

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Research report

10 May 2017

In August 2012, as part of a review of the Official Statistics System, the New Zealand Cabinet agreed that work should be undertaken towards the creation of a Tier 1 official statistic on housing affordability, so as to understand the state of housing affordability in more detail. For this...

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Website

10 May 2017

Using household-level data from the Statistics New Zealand Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI), The Housing Affordability Measure is a new approach to measuring housing affordability. This measure provides a picture of shifts in affordability, broken down by region and territorial...

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Journal article

08 May 2017

Introduction

In 2012 the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Affairs) Act (EEZ Act) established a discretionary consenting regime for resource activities and development in New Zealand waters beyond the territorial sea – the exclusive economic...

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Journal article

08 May 2017

Introduction

The optimal size of government is an important political and economic issue. However, because no long-term government expenditure series has official standing, New Zealand is often a missing case in comparative studies of government expenditure. Although...

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Journal article

08 May 2017

In November 2015 the Organised Crime and Anti-corruption Legislation Bill was passed by the New Zealand Parliament. An omnibus bill, it amended numerous different acts in relation to (among other things) money laundering, organised crime, corruption and bribery offences. One of its stated aims...

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Article

08 May 2017

Introduction

Creating new conservation law that more holistically and comprehensively supports hapü and iwi leadership in conservation management should be embraced as a critical step towards reversing the decline of Aotearoa New Zealand’s biodiversity. Treaty of Waitangi...

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Journal article

08 May 2017

Introduction

Marine spatial planning is a well-established approach internationally, and has been used to assist in the application of an ecosystem-based management approach to the marine environment (Ehler and Douvere, 2009; Ehler, 2014). New Zealand’s first marine...

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Journal article

08 May 2017

Creating new conservation law that more holistically and comprehensively supports hapü and iwi leadership in conservation management should be embraced as a critical step towards reversing the decline of Aotearoa New Zealand’s biodiversity. Treaty of Waitangi settlement statutes (for example,...

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