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

Policy report

30 Sep 2017

This report examines the New Zealand health reforms of the early 2000s, central to which were the creation of primary health organisations (PHOs) and a programme to subsidise primary care for all New Zealanders.

Slides

26 Jun 2017

Report of a workshop designed as an interactive session for policy people to experiment and explore opportunities for including citizen/client involvement early within the policy cycle.

Audio program

26 Dec 2017

It's been two months since Jacinda Ardern was sworn in as Prime Minister of New Zealand. So, how is she faring, after her first one hundred days in office?

Journal article

20 Dec 2017

This article reviews evidence regarding the influence of flexible work time on health behaviour and outcomes as relevant to Australia and New Zealand.

Research report

14 Dec 2017

This research paper summarizes differences between the preliminary (election night count) and the final election results, compares the 2017 election result with that of 2014, shows trends in voter turnout, and analyses the demographic makeup of the 52nd Parliament.

Fact sheet

14 Dec 2017

This factsheet looks at what New Zealand's young international graduates do in the first ten years after they graduate, by qualification level and field of study.

Draft report

14 Dec 2017

This draft report aims to assist individuals and organisations to participate in the inquiry. It outlines the background to the inquiry, the Commission’s intended approach, and the matters about which the Commission is seeking comment and information.

Policy report

14 Dec 2017

Highlights key changes and identifies themes in the continued and systematic reduction of social welfare and income support for children in New Zealand since 2008.

Report

13 Dec 2017

Presents the results of a performance audit to assess the New Zealand Ministry of Justice’s investment in improving court services by looking at three projects between 2012 and 2016 that were part of this approach.

Report

6 Dec 2017

The Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) helps senior leaders in the New Zealand State Services lead performance improvement in their agencies and across the system. This is the full report of the review of the Ministry of Health.

Report

6 Dec 2017

This report examines the improvement of the safety of drinking water in New Zealand, lessons to be learned from the Havelock North outbreak, and changes which should be made to achieve those goals.

Research report

6 Dec 2017

Industry assistance schemes are seen sceptically in New Zealand policy circles but the NZIER modelling shows that the New Zealand Screen Production Grant, as the price of admission to international screen productions, positively influences the wider economy.

Research report

4 Dec 2017

The primary purpose of this report is to summarise some of the opportunities and challenges associated with the deployment of autonomous vehicle technology. While the report was produced in a New Zealand context, the findings are lessons for all cities.

Policy report

4 Dec 2017

This report addresses the issue of depletion of recreational fishing stocks in New Zealand.

Policy report

30 Nov 2017

Reports on the current situation for tamariki Māori (New Zealand Māori children) with particular focus on social and economic conditions.

Report

29 Nov 2017

This report covers key and useful metrics for analysing and understanding the Internet, grouped around three topic areas: access, trust and creative potential.

Annual Report

29 Nov 2017

This report outlines how advising government agencies on new uses of personal information formed a significant proportion of the Privacy Commissioner's work this year.

Research report

28 Nov 2017

This exploratory research project was designed to better understand the safety of children/young people in care in New Zealand. It looked at the case files of 698 children and young people in care during 2015/16 and found 85 experienced harm.

Commentary

22 Nov 2017

Foreign national ownership of property is a growing concern for many countries, including New Zealand and Australia. From 2018, New Zealand is banning foreign ownership of residential property in an attempt to curb housing inflation and high vacancy rates.

Strategy

17 Nov 2017

This strategy document sets out what the Broadcasting Standards Authority intends to achieve or contribute to over the next four years and how it will manage its functions and operations to meet its intentions.