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[NZCPR-Weekly] Public Protest Matters

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 3:46 pm | NZ Centre For Political Research

This week, we look at public advocacy in local government, our NZCPR Guest Commentator, Michael Coote urges those concerned about flaws in the proposed Auckland Unitary Plan, who are eligible to put in a submission, to do so before the 5pm July 22 deadline, ... More >>

Free Markets Under Attack

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 4:21 pm | NZ Centre For Political Research

This week, we look at political threats to our market economy, our NZCPR Guest Commentator, Allister Heath challenges Pope Francis's attacks on capitalism, and our poll asks whether you support Labour's plan to raise taxes. Petitions Please don't forget that ... More >>

WOF scheme blames landlords for dampness

Tuesday, 6 May 2014, 9:48 am | NZ Centre For Political Research

A proposed warrant-of-fitness scheme for rental properties tends to blame landlords for dampness that could be solved by occupants simply opening windows and wiping away condensation, Mike Butler of NZCPR said today. Dampness in a home could come ... More >>

WOF supporters blame landlords for power price hikes

Tuesday, 29 April 2014, 9:43 am | NZ Centre For Political Research

Wild claims about cold housing used by proponents of a rental property warrant of fitness look like an attempt to shift to landlords the blame for expensive electricity, most of which is generated by government-owned companies, Mike Butler of NZCPR said ... More >>

Landlord and tenant alarm at healthy homes bill

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 9:10 am | NZ Centre For Political Research

Landlord and tenant alarm at healthy homes bill Landlords and tenants should be alarmed at Labour MP Phil Twyford’s Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill that would immediately impose stringent requirements upon rental properties without defining those requirements, ... More >>

WOF means rent rise, hardship for tenants

Monday, 14 April 2014, 11:13 am | NZ Centre For Political Research

WOF means rent rise, hardship for tenants Tenants should be very alarmed at rent increases and more stringent standards that would come with a proposed warrant-of-fitness scheme, Mike Butler of NZCPR said today. Upgrades averaging $9700 per rental property, ... More >>

$9700 per property WOF cost for landlords?

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 3:20 pm | NZ Centre For Political Research

Property investors should be very alarmed that the amount each landlord could be expected to pay for upgrades associated with a proposed warrant-of-fitness scheme is $9700 for each property, Mike Butler of NZCPR said today. The estimate is included ... More >>

$9700 per property WOF cost for landlords?

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 3:19 pm | NZ Centre For Political Research

Property investors should be very alarmed that the amount each landlord could be expected to pay for upgrades associated with a proposed warrant-of-fitness scheme is $9700 for each property, Mike Butler of NZCPR said today. More >>

NZCPR-Weekly - The Road To Better Local Government

Wednesday, 14 August 2013, 2:59 pm | NZ Centre For Political Research

This week we look at local government and the proposed changes to the Resource Management Act, our NZCPR Guest Commentator Michael Coote examines iwi demands in local authority plans, and our poll asks whether race-based rights should be removed from the RMA. More >>

NZCPR-Weekly - A Matter Of National Security

Wednesday, 7 August 2013, 11:56 am | NZ Centre For Political Research

This week we look at the proposed changes to the Government Communications Security Bureau legislation, our NZCPR Guest Commentator Rodney Hide, a former member of Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee, explains why the GCSB is so important to New ... More >>

NZCPR-Weekly - Institutional Racism

Thursday, 18 July 2013, 12:00 pm | NZ Centre For Political Research

This week we look at race-based privilege - including whether Maori should be given priority access to medicines, our NZCPR Guest Commentator Judge Anthony Willy shares his submission to the Constitutional Advisory Panel in which he refutes claims of ... More >>

NZCPR-Weekly Politics, Cartoons and Free Speech

Wednesday, 12 June 2013, 12:57 pm | NZ Centre For Political Research

This week we look at recent political developments, our NZCPR Guest Commentator Karl du Fresne examines current threats to the freedom of speech, and our poll asks whether you were offended by Al Nisbet's food in schools cartoon. More >>

NZ Centre for Political research - Newsletter

Tuesday, 4 June 2013, 6:11 pm | NZ Centre For Political Research

This week we suggest the time has come to wind up the Waitangi Tribunal, our NZCPR Research Associate and Guest Commentator Mike Butler outlines seven reasons why the Tribunal must go, and our poll asks whether you think the Tribunal should be retained ... More >>

[NZCPR-Weekly] Unity Or Division - The Way Forward 28 May

Tuesday, 28 May 2013, 11:52 am | NZ Centre For Political Research

This week we examine the government's constitutional review and suggest that anyone concerned might like to make a submission, our NZCPR Guest Commentator Associate Professor Elizabeth Rata outlines some of the damaging consequences of biculturalism, ... More >>

Muriel Newman: Budget 2013

Tuesday, 21 May 2013, 4:59 pm | NZ Centre For Political Research

Whether we like it or not politics and politicians have an important influence on our lives. Not only do they shape the social agenda and impose regulations upon us, they control the purse strings to the state sector which represents more than a third ... More >>

Technology Changes Democracy

Monday, 18 March 2013, 6:15 pm | NZ Centre For Political Research

The IT revolution is dramatically changing how we live, in a way that is probably just as profound as the agrarian and industrial revolutions of previous ages. This new revolution has given people control over the way they communicate - in a manner ... More >>

A Census Protest and a People's Review

Tuesday, 26 February 2013, 6:00 pm | NZ Centre For Political Research

This week, the Independent Constitutional Review Panel Chairman David Round calls for submissions on the People's Review of New Zealand's constitutional arrangements, and we look at the ethnicity question in the census. Our NZCPR Guest Commentator ... More >>

The Housing Affordability Debate

Tuesday, 20 November 2012, 8:56 am | NZ Centre For Political Research

Housing affordability is shaping up as a defining political issue - probably an election issue in 2014. The problem is that housing costs in Auckland in particular are rising so rapidly that many low income families are being locked out of home ... More >>

Settlement top-ups for rich tribes unfair

Monday, 5 November 2012, 9:42 am | NZ Centre For Political Research

The two richest tribes may become $138.5-million richer now treaty settlement top-up clauses have been triggered, which raises questions of whether top-ups are fair and whether tribal corporations should trade as charities, Mike Butler, a research associate ... More >>

Secret deals should not be tolerated

Monday, 2 April 2012, 10:37 am | NZ Centre For Political Research

PRESS RELEASE - immediate release Secret deals should not be tolerated A secret briefing on the deal to sell land in Devonport to Ngati Whatua for the low price of $13.8-million, revealed at a public meeting at the Devonport Navy Gym on Saturday, has infuriated ... More >>

 

 

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