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The mandate for making decisions on allocation of freshwater resources in New Zealand has been devolved to regional councils by the Resource Management Act (RMA) enacted in 1991. Growing demand for water resources in many parts of New Zealand during the last two decades has...
Can we develop land use policy that balances the conflicting views of stakeholders in a catchment while moving toward long term sustainability? Adaptive management provides a strategy for this whereby measures of catchment performance are compared against performance goals in order to progressively improve policy....
This paper examines the current freshwater resource management regime and allocation of fresh water under the Resource Management Act 1991. It examines the concept of first-in first-served in the allocation of the resource and questions whether this approach achieves the sustainable management principles of the...
New Zealand farmers were affected in significant ways by agricultural restructuring during the mid 1980s. Government, farmers' union, academic and media discourses all describe the ensuing years as a period of financial hardship for farm families. Based on aggregate statistics, the majority of these discourses...
Coastal ecosystems around New Zealand are under increasing pressure as a result of the growing use of coastal areas and resources. Recognition of the environmental costs of coastal use and development has led resource managers, scientists and communities to increasingly consider the possibility of compensating...
The Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre's (CRC) Community Self Sufficiency for Fire Safety Sufficiency for Fire Safety program focuses on how the rural and urban interface communities across Australia and New Zealand prepare for bushfires and also the role of the communities and individuals in reducing...
Students, teachers and principals across New Zelaand were surveyed for this study on the use of digital technologies for teaching and learning.
The New Zealand China Council (NZCC) has commissioned this report to set out a range of options to expand New Zealand’s “connectivity” with China and other countries along the Belt and Road. The options are not intended to be exhaustive but an illustrative indication of...
This paper presents an algebraic approach to estimating Effective Marginal Tax Rates (EMTRs) in New Zealand.
New Zealand’s OGP Independent Researcher, Keitha Booth, has prepared this mid-term report on the implementation of the current OGP National Action Plan (OGP NAP 2016-18). This report was prepared under international requirements of the OGP Independent Report Mechanism (IRM).