Charging our future: a draft long-term electric vehicle charging strategy for Aotearoa New Zealand
This draft strategy document outlines the New Zealand Government’s long-term strategic vision for Aotearoa’s national electric vehicle charging infrastructure system.
Are we building harder, hotter cities? The vital importance of urban green spaces
This report presents new data on how public and private green spaces in Auckland, Hamilton and Greater Wellington have evolved over the decades. It finds New Zealand's cities are currently well-endowed with green space, though some suburbs are greener than others.
Made by government: New Zealand's monetary policy mess
Central banks, above all, are responsible for overseeing financial stability and controlling inflation. This research note suggests that the poor governance arrangements, conflicting goals, grandiose aspirations and distractions, along with the excessive budget and lack of core expertise in key appointments, have created the current...
Advanced manufacturing industry transformation plan
This document provides an overview of New Zealand’s advanced manufacturing sector and outlines an action plan to accelerate its growth and transformation.
The development and implementation of an enhanced digital alcohol screening algorithm and training package for primary health care settings
Janie Sheridan, Gillian White, Juma Rahman
This technical report provides the detailed information required to develop and implement an enhanced screening algorithm for the assessment of alcohol-related risk in older adults in primary health care contexts. The report also describes a programme of training for busy health professionals on the increased...
COVID-19 risk among disabled people
This report outlines a recent analysis undertaken by the Public Health Agency, regarding burden of COVID-19 disease in the disabled population who receive Disability Support Services (DSS).
Australia and New Zealand Summit on the Value of Allied Health Care - summary report
This publication provides insights into the discussions and presentations at the Australia and New Zealand Summit on the Value of Allied Health held online in August 2022.
Four ways to improve climate change policy and why
Looking at the nature of the climate change challenge, the economics of adaptation and emission reduction and New Zealand’s policy responses, this paper outlines economic perspectives to help guide a more efficient policy response.
Improving economic resilience: enhancing economic resilience of industries and communities to persistent supply chain disruptions
The Productivity Commission has released this issues paper for public consultation. The paper outlines the Commission’s current thinking on supply chains and economic resilience in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas, and poses questions aimed at guiding stakeholder engagement.
Building cultural intelligence to become a better regulator
This article discusses the evolving context in Australia and New Zealand that is beginning to prioritise culturally responsive learning to inform regulatory decisions and to make better public policy.
Domestic Violence Disclosure Schemes: policy overview
This overview examines Domestic Violence Disclosure Schemes, including what they are, and where they have been debated across Australia and New Zealand.
Growing together 2035: Aotearoa horticulture action plan – strategy
This strategy document sets out the pathway to achieve the New Zealand government's goal of growing the value of New Zealand’s horticultural production to $12 billion by 2035.
New Zealand's internet insights 2022
This report outlines the findings from the 2022 survey conducted for InternetNZ to identify and understand the public’s use of the internet, what they think about it and any concerns they may have. It also measures awareness of InternetNZ and what New Zealanders’ perceive as...
Nōku te Ao: sovereignty of the Māori mind
The purpose of this report is to present a Māori world view of factors that contribute to discrimination of people who have experienced — or continue to experience — mental distress.
Does high-speed internet boost exporting?
This paper examines the links between uptake of high-speed internet and entry into exporting among New Zealand firms.
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.
Te Ara Paerangi: Future Pathways white paper 2022
This paper presents a high level vision for New Zealand’s public Research, Science and Innovation (RSI) system, including key policy directions and actions, and provides a roadmap to implement the reform programme.
National adaptation plan and emissions reduction plan: Resource Management Act 1991 guidance note
From 30 November 2022, it becomes a legal requirement for local government to ‘have regard to’ the national adaptation plan and the emissions reduction plan when preparing or changing Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) regional policy statements, regional plans, and district plans. This guidance note...
Precision health: exploring opportunities and challenges to predict, prevent, diagnose, and treat disease more precisely in Aotearoa New Zealand
Precision health is an exciting and rapidly developing field that holds the potential to significantly improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, whānau and communities across Aotearoa. The Ministry of Health wants to hear about the opportunities and challenges that exist now and into the...
Te Tai Waiora: Wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand 2022
Under the terms of the Public Finance (Wellbeing) Amendment Act, Treasury is required to provide an independent report on the state of wellbeing in New Zealand at least every four years. Te Tai Waiora is the first of these reports.
Public and private debt: links between debt types for all New Zealanders
Debt takes many forms in an established financial system. This paper focuses on two categories of debt based on who the debt is owed to - public debt (debt owed to the government) and private debt (debt owed to non-government lenders).
Conditions for good regulatory stewardship
Regulatory stewardship is a responsibility of both regulatory policy and operational functions. It involves adopting a whole-of-system, lifecycle view of the quality of regulation and its implementation, and taking a proactive and collaborative approach to the monitoring and care of the regulatory systems.
Making a difference: international responses to economic abuse
This report outlines key international developments in response to economic abuse over the past 12-18 months across six participating countries: Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
Safer cities by design
This discussion paper recommends bringing together diverse perspectives and expertise in establishing safe urban places. It also calls for urban public places to be designed in a way that restores mana and mauri Maori.
Valuing forest ecosystem services in New Zealand
In this paper, the author describes several ecosystem service frameworks and outlines how these frameworks can inform land use decisions, with a particular focus on those involving forests.