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08 Nov 2017

Small countries at the far end of the world cannot afford to lag in technological adaptation, which requires flexible and enabling regulatory environments.

In some areas, New Zealand’s approach is laudable. When Rocket Lab, an aerospace...

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07 Mar 2017

Morning Report put together a panel of under 45s to talk about the new policy to increase the age of entitlement for the pension from 65 to 67.

On the panel: Maori political commentator Morgan Godfrey (25), political blogger and director at Piko Consulting Stephanie Rodgers (33) and Head...

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Research report

30 Jan 2017

When it comes to immigration, a natural but complicated question to ask is: “Is immigration good for New Zealand?” There are a number of ways immigration affects New Zealand and New Zealanders, and a number of concerns and fears New Zealanders have about immigration. This report analyses the...

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Research report

21 Nov 2016

This is the final report in a New Zealand Initiative series on local government. It aims to restore accountability, transparency and community responsibility to local government. We propose doing this by setting clear roles for each tier of government, with limits on the ability of either party...

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Research report

21 Oct 2016

The public is constantly told income inequality is rising and the government should do something. This report seeks to explain why inequality matters, even though it has barely changed. It shows how income inequality did rise in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but has since flattened out....

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Research report

14 Sep 2016

Around 600,000 New Zealanders, almost thirteen percent of the population, fish recreationally each year in inshore waters. Many of them place great importance on the ability to take home a day’s catch. 

Fishing is a valued pastime, a way to connect with nature and tradition, and something...

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Research report

18 Aug 2016

New Zealand’s interest-free student loan scheme has not achieved its policy objectives and fails to help students from poorer backgrounds access tertiary education, according to this report from The New Zealand Initiative. Eliminating interest-charges on all student loans was a superb decision...

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Research report

02 Jul 2015

Over the past years, we have become used to Europe's debt crisis. However, the fiscal problems of countries such as Greece are only the tip of the iceberg. Europe's crisis has much deeper roots. In this essay, Dr Oliver Hartwich presents a sketch of Europe's decline.

The continent that...

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Research report

22 Aug 2014

Describes what could develop in the future housing market if the current rate of construction fails to increase.

Summary

Empty Nests, Crowded Houses: Building for an ageing population is our latest publication on housing affordability in New Zealand. It describes...

Research report

24 Jul 2014

A collection of statistical data on population developments in New Zealand.

Introduction

At the heart of all social, political and economic debates are the people that live in our country. The policies we make are for their benefit, and their needs drive our policy...

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