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

Submission

17 Aug 2018

Universities New Zealand has made this submission to the Ministerial Reivew of Archives New Zealand, The National Library of New Zealand and Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, on behalf of all eight universities.

Report

15 Aug 2018

This report assessed the place of camping in New Zealand’s tourism offering and laid out recommendations for better management, covering both the short term lead-in to peak season and longer term legislative changes.

Report

Prepared for Horticulture New Zealand
15 Aug 2018

The Pukekohe hub comprises 4,359 hectares of some of New Zealand’s most fertile and productive soils. It is a small area – just 0.01% of the size of Auckland. While Pukekohe accounts for just 3.8% of the country’s land under fruit and vegetable production, it...

Discussion paper

14 Aug 2018

The government is proposing improvements to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) and is seeking feedback. This consultation document sets out proposals primarily focused on improving the framework of the NZ ETS so that it is a credible and well-functioning scheme that helps...

Discussion paper

14 Aug 2018

The government wants to simplify the way the ETS works for forestry participants, increase afforestation and enable more flexibility in the scheme rules to support the right trees being planted, in the right place, for the right purpose. There are opportunities to improve the ETS...

Discussion paper

10 Aug 2018

This document has been released as part of a consultation process to decide if a mandatory phase out of sale or distribution of plastic shopping bags is the best option for New Zealand. It is proposed that at least six months after regulations are Gazetted,...

Strategy

10 Aug 2018

The vision behind this strategy is for international education to contribute to a thriving and globally connected New Zealand, through world-class education.

Report

8 Aug 2018

This review of the National Bowel Screening Programme says the roll-out is progressing well and the Ministry of Health continues to improve its processes to support this. The panel does make a number of wide-ranging recommendations to support continued improvement.

Report

6 Aug 2018

In 2018, councils were required – for the second time since the Local Government Act 2002 (the Act) was amended in 2014 – to produce consultation documents for their long-term plans. This report is based on audits of the 2018-28 consultation documents. It is a...

Discussion paper

3 Aug 2018

Firstly, the myth. You’ve heard it before. There were a pre-Māori people in New Zealand, called the Moriori. When Māori arrived in the country they set about obliterating these peaceful Moriori inhabitants until not a single Moriori remained alive. This story is completely wrong. But...

Strategy

3 Aug 2018

The Maihi Karauna sets out a vision for te reo Māori in the future. It outlines what the Crown will do to support a strong, healthy, thriving Māori language in New Zealand.

Article

31 Jul 2018

One of Jacinda Ardern’s early prime ministerial tasks was to head off some potentially bad optics in New Zealand’s most important bilateral relationship. After all, she was leading just the sort of government that Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, had said would be difficult to...

Working paper

30 Jul 2018

Climate change appears to be increasing the frequency and magnitude of extreme weather events, negatively affecting communities as well as posing long-term sustainability challenges to insurance (risk transfer) mechanisms.

Report

30 Jul 2018

The 2018 report provides a projection of national building and construction activity for the next six years, through to 31 December 2023. It includes national and regional breakdowns of actual and forecast residential building, non-residential building and infrastructure activity.

Guide

Developing policy on firearms activities/events involving students
30 Jul 2018

The following guidance is for boards when developing a policy involving activities on and off school grounds where students are interacting with firearms in some way. The guidance will also clarify the requirements that need to be considered when drafting a school firearms policy.

Research report

24 Jul 2018

The Ministry for Women interviewed 40 mothers in Whāngarei, South Auckland and Gisborne, to hear in their own words, their experiences of being on a benefit and of the social services they accessed both during pregnancy and with young children. These interviews focused on nutrition,...

Literature review

23 Jul 2018

This literature review considers New Zealand and international literature on the experiences of younger mothers, their perceptions of the issues they face as well as their views on what would work best to improve their situation.

Working paper

18 Jul 2018

A major concern with demand-side housing subsidies to low-income tenants is the extent to which they may be captured by landlords in the form of higher rents. This paper examines the ramifications of a policy change surrounding the Accommodation Supplement (AS) benefit.

Guide

17 Jul 2018

These guidelines will help councils with their compliance, monitoring and enforcement (CME) responsibilities under the Resource Management Act.

Report

The Director-General of Health’s annual report on the state of public health
16 Jul 2018

The information in this report helps the Ministry of Health and the wider health sector with their planning, aimed at reducing health inequities and improving population health so that more New Zealanders live well, stay well and get well.