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Understanding harm experienced by children and young people in care during 2015/16: Research report

This exploratory research project was designed to better understand the safety of children/young people in care in New Zealand. It looked at the case files of 698 children and young people in care during 2015/16 and found 85 experienced harm.

A window on the quality of New Zealand’s health care 2017

The 2017 edition of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Window on the Quality of New Zealand’s Health Care brings measures up to date and draws out key messages about the quality of New Zealand’s health system.
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Regulatory stewardship: voice of the regulator

This article considers what regulatory stewardship is and the importance of the role of the regulator in achieving it.
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Are regulated parties customers?

This article tackles the contentious subject of whether regulated entities (those who are required to comply with the law) are ‘customers’ of the agencies that are regulating them. Does it matter what they are called?
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New Zealand’s port and harbour marine safety code: a case study in regulation

This article is a case study of the journey that led to the inaugural annual national forum on the 2016 New Zealand Port and Harbour Marine Safety Code which took place in July 2017 in Wellington.
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Government interventions in pursuit of regional development: what have we learnt?

This article summarises a select review undertaken by the Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics (BTRE 2003) of previous government intervention approaches and experiences in pursuit of regional development.
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Trends and determinants of top pay in the New Zealand public and private sectors, 1995-2014

This article analyses recent trends and determinants of chief executive (CEO) pay in the New Zealand public sector, and of numbers and pay of senior managers in the sector.

Foreign ownership of housing – how do Australia and New Zealand compare?

Foreign national ownership of property is a growing concern for many countries, including New Zealand and Australia. From 2018, New Zealand is banning foreign ownership of residential property in an attempt to curb housing inflation and high vacancy rates.
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Income volatility in New Zealand

This article provides an analysis and discussion of the volatility of individual incomes in New Zealand.

Renewable energy sector: overarching results framework

The New Zealand Aid Programme, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) has identified infrastructure investments as one of the enablers of growth. Renewable energy is one of the key underpinnings of its growth strategy for infrastructure. One of the 12 Investment Priorities of the...