New Zealand

Policy report

19 Jul 2107

The New Zealand Ministry of Health’s disability respite strategy, Transforming Respite, will make it easier for carers of disabled people to have a break from their caring responsibilities.

Transforming respite sets the future direction for improving disability respite support. Changes to...

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Audio program

24 Jun 2107

Professor Rhema Vaithianathan is co-director of the Centre for Social Data Analytics at AUT. She is widely published in the research areas of health and development economics and applied microeconomics, has been a policy analyst for the New Zealand Treasury, and was a Harkness Fellow at Harvard...

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Journal article

07 Jul 2017

The health effects of secondhand smoke (SHS) for children include increased risk of Sudden Infant Death, respiratory tract infections, exacerbations of asthma and ‘glue ear’. Levels of SHS in cars are very high, making SHS exposure in cars a particularly severe health hazard. Many countries,...

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Policy report

07 Jul 2017

This privacy impact assessment (PIA) provides an overarching, systematic evaluation of privacy and other risks associated with integrating data into the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI), and how these risks are being managed. This PIA also summarises some of the expected benefits of the IDI...

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Research report

04 Jul 2017

Whistleblowing processes – or processes for encouraging and protecting staff to speak up about wrongdoing concerns and integrity challenges – are vital to integrity and good governance systems in organisations.

This report presents initial analysis of the strength of organisational...

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Research report

30 Jun 2017

In 2014, LGNZ commissioned Colmar Brunton to design and undertake a new research project that investigated views on the performance, reputation and leadership of the local government sector. The result was the New Zealand Local Government Survey. This the second Local Government Reputation...

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Discussion paper

28 Jun 2017

The Ministry of Education now invites submissions on the draft Digital Technologies Hangarau Matihiko (DT HM) curriculum.

The Ministry of Education is strengthening The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa to equip our learners for the increasingly digitalised workplace and...

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Research report

28 Jun 2017

This report introduces Social Return on Investment (SROI) within the Whānau Ora commissioning context in New Zealand and highlights the importance of measuring social impact.

SROI is an outcomes based framework that measures and accounts for the broad concept of ‘value’ and incorporates...

Audio program

25 Jun 2017

New Zealand spends billions on welfare and social services every year, but how do we know it's money well spent?

The government already uses data it holds to make sure citizens, are getting the right social services. Now it wants to take that a step further and use identifiable data to...

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Report

22 Jun 2017
  • Monetary policy is the process by which the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (the Reserve Bank) controls the money supply to ensure price stability in goods and services and confidence in the currency.
  • In New Zealand, the functions of the Reserve Bank are set out in the Reserve Bank of
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Report

21 Jun 2017

Superu and the Victoria University School of Government (SoG) hosted a roundtable for senior officials and experts with Dr Sarah Morton (Co-Director for the Centre for Research on Families in Edinburgh, and a Director of What Works Scotland). Andrew Kibblewhite, as Head of the Policy Profession...

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Policy report

19 Jun 2017

This paper considers both the considerable opportunities and the issues associated with using individual-level data and citizen-based analytics to inform social policy development and implementation. This growing application of big data analytics occurs within the context of new insights from...

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Journal article

16 Jun 2017

The close relationship between housing and health has been well documented in New Zealand but is of particular concern for the disabled population. A 2013 survey identified that almost one-quarter (24%) of New Zealanders have a disability, and physical disabilities are projected to increase most...

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Journal article

15 Jun 2017

“Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.” This quote is attributed to Danish physicist and Nobel prize winner Niels Bohr, but the difficulty of making predictions does not stop us from making forecasts of economic, demographic, and other variables. Investors, businesses,...

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Journal article

15 Jun 2017

While the New Zealand population overall continues to grow, a large proportion of towns and communities in rural or peripheral areas exhibit near-certain stagnation (Cameron infra) or decline in their populations (Jackson & Brabyn infra). This is in part due to declining...

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Journal article

15 Jun 2017

Since its original formulation in the 1940s (Davis 1945; Notestein 1945), the phenomenon known as ‘the global demographic transition’ has been used to understand the trend of structural population ageing, and with it, the slowing and ultimately the ending of population growth – now anticipated...

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Journal article

15 Jun 2017

Demographic regimes and national identity New Zealand’s demographic regime, moderate to high population growth for most of the last 170+ years, has shaped ‘nation building’, especially self-identity (Pool 2016). Increasing population numbers, the quantum of demography, is the value ‘writ large’...

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Journal article

15 Jun 2017

This article summarises key findings from the strand of the Tai Timu Tangata. Taihoa e? project that examined the mechanisms of subnational population change in New Zealand for 143 towns, 132 rural centres and 66 territorial authority areas (hereafter TAs), for the 37-year period 1976-...

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Journal article

15 Jun 2017

Understanding and predicting spatial patterns in population change has significant implications for infrastructure, property investments, and national spatial planning. It is also at the core of understanding what motivates people to move to different places, and the underlying geographical...

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Journal article

15 Jun 2017

By conventional economic indicators, such as GDP per capita and unemployment, New Zealand is among the better off of the OECD countries (OECD, 2015). This, however, is not true for all areas in the country. The other empirical articles in this issue focus on the disparities between towns and...

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