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Final results for the 2017 New Zealand general election

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.

Trans-Pacific Partnership: parliamentary steps to ratification

This paper sets out the framework for parliamentary involvement in the process leading up to the ratification of an international multilateral trade treaty in each of the eleven remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership signatory countries.

Monetary policy and the policy targets agreement

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.

Obesity and diabetes in New Zealand

Obesity is a risk factor for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disorders, and some cancers. Introduction It is estimated that 1.1 million adults are obese in New Zealand (that is, they have a BMI or Body Mass Index of 30 or more). Obesity in New Zealand...

Current issues for the 51st parliament

A compilation of concise briefings on a small sample of issues that may be of interest to members of parliament over the next 3 years. The topics range from the Bill of Rights to income tax to cycling. Includes Population: age and ethnicity Population: change...