New Zealand

Report

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).
Guide

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.
Discussion paper

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.
Working paper

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.
Report

Kitmap - a stocktake of research infrastructure in Aotearoa New Zealand’s government research organisations

The 'Kitmap' project highlights the research infrastructure across New Zealand's government-funded research organisations, including Crown Research Institutes, the National eScience Infrastructure, and Callaghan Innovation. Those who work in the research, science and innovation sector will have more visibility of the research infrastructure available to support...
Draft report

Review into the Future for Local Government: draft report

This draft report poses recommendations and key questions to shape a more community-focused, citizen-centred local governance system in New Zealand. Submissions and feedback to shape the final report are open until 28 February 2023.
Working paper

Does faster internet increase exports? Evidence from New Zealand

This paper explores the relationship between adoption of ultra-fast broadband (UFB) and the export propensity of New Zealand firms.
Report

How big data can be a force for good

Over the last decade, Stats NZ has developed a powerful tool for policy-makers and researchers alike. Known as the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI), it draws upon data from across the government and contains de-identified information for people living in New Zealand. In this paper, the...
Report

Growing te reo Maori in English-medium schools: findings report

This report identifies two key issues for English-medium schools in New Zealand to consider when developing a strategic approach to Maori language teaching and learning.
Article

The Government Regulatory Technology Report 2022: optimism meets barriers to progress

The use of technology by regulators has the potential to improve how regulators operate and how easily and or effectively those they regulate comply. This article discusses a new survey that reveals the degree to which regulators are adopting these technologies.
Working paper

A critical review of rangatahi Māori and housing policy

This paper constitutes a review of rangatahi Māori and housing policy in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa New Zealand. It is part of a broader research project, 'Urban Intergenerational Kāinga Innovations', primarily focused on Tāmaki Makaurau.
Report

COVID-19 mortality in Aotearoa New Zealand: inequities in risk

With the rise in COVID-19-attributed deaths, it is increasingly important to examine inequities in the direct health effects of COVID-19 across the New Zealand population. The Public Health Agency has undertaken exploratory analysis of COVID-19-attributed mortality to identify and quantify inequities in the burden of...
Report

A fair chance for all: breaking the cycle of persistent disadvantage - interim report

The Productivity Commission has commenced an inquiry into economic inclusion and social mobility in New Zealand, with a focus on helping those experiencing persistent disadvantage. These preliminary findings and recommendations have been released so the final report can benefit from review and critique by a...
Report

No evidence, no evaluation, no exit

This report examines New Zealand’s redesigned classrooms. The limited evidence on how numerous they have become, what kinds of spatial configurations they comprise, how large they are, and how are they being used is also discussed.
Policy

National Policy Statement for Highly Productive Land 2022

This National Policy Statement for Highly Productive Land (NPS-HPL) is about ensuring the availability of New Zealand’s most favourable soils for food and fibre production, now and for future generations. The policy provides direction to improve the way highly productive land is managed under the...
Working paper

Learning (in) Indigenous languages: common ground, diverse pathways

This working paper provides an overview of Indigenous languages learning in New Zealand, Australia and Canada. These three jurisdictions participate in an OECD initiative Promising Practices in Supporting Success for Indigenous Students, designed to help education systems to improve the experiences and outcomes of Indigenous...
Report

Principles for healthy urban development

In this paper, the authors discuss the principles for healthy urban development and its connections with health, wellbeing and equity. They also describe how good urban design can protect and promote health, and improve health, equity and disability outcomes.
Report

Joint inquiry by the Independent Police Conduct Authority and the Privacy Commissioner into Police conduct when photographing members of the public

A key finding from this inquiry is that where police take photographs of people in contexts outside those specific statutory situations, officers must comply with the Privacy Act and the information privacy principles within it, taking into account the status of digital photographs as sensitive...
Discussion paper

Developing the Aotearoa New Zealand aerospace strategy: consultation document

Responses to this consultation paper will inform the final aerospace strategy, which aims to support the further growth of an internationally competitive Aotearoa New Zealand aerospace sector that is thriving, innovative and safe.
Report

Minimising the harms from methamphetamine

Harmful methamphetamine use has become a serious and intractable health issue in Aotearoa New Zealand over the past 20 years. The paper begins by providing an overview of how methamphetamine is used, by whom and why, how big the market is, what the harms are...