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New Zealand

Report

Reassessing the regulators: the good, the bad and the Commerce Commission

Regulators should, at times, be unpopular. After all, it is their task to regulate. Nobody wants regulators who are captured by those they are tasked with policing. This report carries valuable advice for any government seeking to strengthen the nation’s regulatory systems.
Conference proceedings

City nature and environment: SOAC 2021 conference track and abstracts

Australasian cities are hotspots where increased urbanisation and nature collide, hotspots for threatened biodiversity and degradation. Papers in this track provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to learn from each other, as well as position and present Australasian research on city and nature with...
Conference proceedings

Reckoning with settler colonial cities: SOAC 2021 conference track and abstracts

This SOAC 2021 conference track includes research papers, provocations, panel discussions, or other forms of knowledge sharing and creation related to understanding the conditions, mechanisms, practices and experiences of settler-colonial urbanism.
Conference proceedings

City social and housing: SOAC 2021 conference track and abstracts

This track provides papers that address housing affordability; urban sprawl and associated housing and social infrastructure needs across cities and regions; homelessness, housing system reform, and the futures of homeownership; social and cultural diversity and its implications for housing and social/care infrastructures; and transformative models...
Conference proceedings

City economics and economies: SOAC 2021 conference track and abstracts

Australasian cities have ridden a long wave of economic growth driven by the export of resources, international education, tourism, and immigration. Far from being equally shared, this growth has instead produced widening disparities within and between cities, suburbs, and regions.
Conference proceedings

City governance and structure: SOAC 2021 conference track and abstracts

Dominant modes of decision-making regarding city form and function are not easily disrupted. Assumptions about the cultures of city life, the motives of powerful actors in shaping cities and city futures are embedded in socio-political discourses and may seem largely immutable. However, cities do change...
Conference proceedings

City movement and infrastructure: SOAC 2021 conference track and abstracts

Our cities need big thinking, new conceptual and methodological practices, as well as research and advocacy to place just infrastructure transitions at the centre of urban and regional planning. To that end, this track includes research outputs that address these complex challenges.
Conference proceedings

City health and liveability: SOAC 2021 conference track and abstracts

Papers in this track bring together academics, tertiary students, policymakers and practitioners from diverse disciplines to explore how our cities are impacting health behaviours, risk factors and outcomes, and how cities can be more resilient and equitable in the decades ahead.
Conference proceedings

Keynote papers: SOAC 2021 conference abstracts

SOAC 2021 and these conference keynote papers focused on urban and regional transitions in the COVID-recovery era to report and appraise the social, spatial, and economic consequences for equity, inclusion and justice.
Report

Privacy awareness and engagement in Aotearoa New Zealand: insights report May 2022

This report brings together highlights of the biennial survey and the New Zealand Privacy Commissioner's internal insights reporting to provide a fuller picture of what New Zealanders think about in relation to privacy in New Zealand, and how they utilise their privacy rights.
Article

Improving regulatory language: its contribution to regulatory capability

This article discusses the language that frames thought, which in turn produces knowledge, and is critical for regulators - especially when this knowledge informs their regulatory practices and regulatory interventions.
Conference paper

Te Tiriti o Waitangi and housing in Aotearoa

This paper briefly summarises the author's master's research project 'He Rautaki Whakatauria Whare o Te Tiriti o Waitangi: Treaty Anchored Housing Strategies,' which explored what a Te Tiriti-anchored housing strategy might look like for Aotearoa. This includes a review of current housing and economic policy...
Working paper

Accounting for social difference when measuring cultural diversity

This paper introduces a measure of cultural diversity that takes ‘social difference’ between country of birth and ethnic groups into account.
Strategy

New Zealand infrastructure strategy 2022-2052

Two years of independent investigation has culminated in this vision for how New Zealand’s infrastructure can lay a foundation for communities and future generations to thrive. The strategy has implications for not only the infrastructure sector, but for social, economic, environmental and cultural outcomes for...
Discussion paper

Adapt and thrive: building a climate-resilient Aotearoa New Zealand - consultation document

The New Zealand government has released this paper as part of their consultation on a draft national plan to help New Zealand adapt to and minimise the harmful impacts of climate change.
Strategy

Older workers employment action plan

This action plan acts as a blueprint on how the New Zealand government can help support and encourage older people to stay in the workforce if they want or need to, and supports the government’s overall employment strategy
Report

Aotearoa New Zealand climate change projections guidance: interpreting the latest IPCC WG1 report findings

This report distils and interprets information relevant to Aotearoa New Zealand from the Working Group 1 (WG1) contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) titled ‘The Physical Science Basis’, published in August 2021.
Briefing paper

Influencing states' policy and practice on the protection of civilians

This briefing note explores the current practice of international humanitarian organisations in seeking to influence states on their policy and practice regarding the protection of civilians in armed conflict. It considers what factors are inhibiting and enabling these organisations’ influence on states, and sets out...
Report

Environment Aotearoa 2022

This triennial report synthesises the evidence base on the state of the environment contained in domain reports since 'Environment Aotearoa 2019'. The report does not suggest any response, as it is out of scope under the report’s governing legislation.
Working paper

Boosting productivity in New Zealand by unleashing digitalisation

This paper overviews structural reforms that promote the diffusion of digital technologies and investment in intangible capital that maximises the potential of these technologies in New Zealand.