New Zealand Governance & Policy

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  • 21 February 2017

    Policy Quarterly special issue: Global studies: The challenge of governance in the 21st century


    This special issue takes a global perspective and explores the major challenges facing humanity in the 21st century through the lens of ‘global studies’.
  • 19 December 2016

    Policy Quarterly special issue: Local goverment


    Provides a stimulating set of discussions that cut to the heart of many debates happening right now in the New Zealand local government sector.
  • 14 December 2016

    Policy Project


    The Policy Project aims to improve the quality of policy advice, the skills of policy practitioners and the capability of policy organisations. It offers practical improvement frameworks, including the Policy Capability Framework - a self-assessment tool for policy shops or organisations.
  • 13 December 2016

    Beyond the prison gate: reoffending and reintegration in Aotearoa New Zealand


    This report provides a 10 year update on New Zealand's criminal justice system arguing the cost of prisons is spiralling out of control and doing nothing to reduce reoffending, while refocussing efforts on effective alternatives and reintegration would save the country millions, reduce crime and make the country safer,
  • 22 September 2016

    Public Administration & Governance Collection


    APO's new Public Administration & Governance Collection contains resources about public administration, public sector leadership, public value and policy and program evaluation, cross-jurisdictional collaboration, evidence-based policy and more. Supported by the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) the collection of this material forms part of the APO ARC Linked Data II Project.
  • 22 September 2016

    Strategic intentions 2016-20


    Ombudsmen are appointed by Parliament in New Zealand to give effect to a number of key democratic and human rights measures and to investigate, review and inspect the administrative conduct of state sector agencies and provide advice and guidance.
  • 8 August 2016

    Regional development collection


    The collection of Regional Development resources was established in May 2016 and is supported by RMIT as part of APO's ARC Linked Data II project. We welcome relevant research that promotes discussion and policy advocacy in the areas of remote communities, regional economics, digital inclusion, access to health, education and other services, political representation, mining communities, national parks, sustainability and more.
  • 30 June 2016

    Guide to effective and safe practice in youth mentoring, Aotearoa New Zealand, 2nd edition


    Intended to be applicable across most mentoring programs, this guide will assist stand-alone activites through to mentoring as part of broad-based positive youth development
  • 30 May 2016

    Ngā haeata mātauranga: assessing Māori education


    Provides a national picture of how Māori learners are progressing in each focus area towards the goals laid out in Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success as the strategy is implemented.
  • 14 January 2016

    A better system to protect subsequent kids of parents convicted of murder


    Following a similar decision in New Zealand in 2013, South Australia was the first Australian state to introduce legislation to remove children born to parents convicted of manslaughter or murder and place them under the custody of the relevant minister.
  • 17 December 2015

    2015 Most Viewed Resources


    The most popular publications on Policy Online from any time and accessed during 2015.
  • 26 October 2015

    Using land for housing


    The past decade has seen a dramatic increase in New Zealand house prices. This report identifies a number of areas where the responsiveness of urban planning in New Zealand could be improved.
  • 22 October 2015


    Providing an overall picture of the NZ environment, this report discusses human and natural pressures and the impacts these have on the environment, economy and way of life.
  • 15 October 2015

    Designing to heal: post-disaster rebuilding to assist community recovery


    The physical destruction accompanying disasters typically creates an urgency to rebuild and help survivors get back on track.
  • 24 September 2015

    Questions needed for the Influence seekers panel - 2015 Internet Governance Forum


    The internet is not just a technology, its the way we communicate, influence, research, debate and change the world. We want the hear how third sector organisations can use the internet to influence public policy and improve access to knowledge. Be part of the discussion at the auIGF, Melb October 2015
  • 13 August 2015

    Flag Consideration Project


    During 2015 and early 2016, New Zealanders will consider options for the national flag.
  • 13 August 2015

    Flag Consideration Project


    During 2015 and early 2016, New Zealanders will consider options for the national flag.
  • 13 August 2015

    Flag Consideration Project


    During 2015 and early 2016, New Zealanders will consider options for the national flag.
  • 12 August 2015

    Flag Consideration Project


    During 2015 and early 2016, New Zealanders will consider options for the national flag.
  • 12 August 2015

    Flag Consideration Project


    During 2015 and early 2016, New Zealanders will consider options for the national flag.
  • 13 July 2015

    Flag Consideration Project


    During 2015 and early 2016, New Zealanders will consider options for the national flag.
  • 13 May 2015

    Out on the fields


    The largest and the first international study on homophobia in sport.