Evaluation of the Warmer Kiwis Homes programme: full report including cost benefit analysis
The Warmer Kiwi Homes (WKH) programme includes the provision of clean heating devices in living areas for eligible households that do not already have suitable heating. This report provides a comprehensive evaluation of the heat pump component of WKH.
New Zealand's economic future: COVID-19 as a catalyst for innovation
There is broad consensus that, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, New Zealand should aim to protect its social cohesion and promote our economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being. But how can we achieve these goals? A new Koi Tū report, the seventh of The...
Decision trees: forestry in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme post-2020
In June 2020, the New Zealand Government passed the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Act 2020 (ETR Act) to reform the architecture of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS). As a result of the ETR Act, from 1 January 2023, post-1989...
The contrasting importance of quality of life and quality of business for domestic and international migrants
International migrants are more attracted to cities with productive amenities whereas domestic migrants are more attracted to places with consumption amenities. Thus, in deciding on the type of city amenity to enhance, city officials implicitly choose the type of migrant that they attract as well...
Amenities and the attractiveness of New Zealand cities
This new study from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research for the Building Better Homes, Towns, and Cities National Science Challenge uses census rent and wage data to compile quality of life and quality of business measures for 130 towns and cities in New Zealand.