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Peter Wilson

Discussion paper

NZ’s cannabis referendum 2020

A referendum this year will ask the public whether they support legalising the use of cannabis, accompanied by regulation, education and taxation. This discussion paper updates the overseas evidence and assesses the government’s proposal.
Report

Polynesian pathways to a future without electricity grids

Pacific Island states have committed to ambitious targets to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels to generate electricity. The Cook Island’s commitment is to have 100% renewable generation by 2020, Samoa is also targeting 100%, but by 2025, and Tonga is seeking to generate 50%...
Article

Low-cost electricity proposed for Polynesian countries in the Pacific

Solar-powered batteries are the key to a future without electricity grids for Polynesian countries in the Pacific.
Report

Sugar taxes: a review of the evidence

This report provides an assessment of the evidence for sugar taxes as a fiscal instrument to improve health. Forty-seven peer-reviewed studies and working papers published in the last five years were reviewed, summarised and assessed for key methodological issues.
Briefing paper

Immigration: doing the right thing for the right reasons

This paper examines the new New Zealand government’s proposals for immigration.
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