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Insights Issue 7/2014 - 7 March 2014

Friday, 7 March 2014, 12:23 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

In this issue: • Provocative performance pay! | Rose Patterson • Tertiary education too economic? | Jenesa Jeram • ‘B’ is for banking | The ABC of Economic Literacy • All things considered ... • On the record ________________________________________ ... More >>

Pay more to fix teaching

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 11:44 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Reward teachers based on achievement not seniority · Rate performance on broad collaborative measures · Create a clear path of career progression for teachers More >>

Insights Issue 4/2014 - 14 February 2014

Friday, 14 February 2014, 12:48 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Defeating the trickle-down straw man Jenesa Jeram | Research Assistant | jenesa.jeram@nzinitiative.org.nz In debating, speakers are not rewarded for having a superior argument per se. They are rewarded for convincing the audience that they do. The easiest – but ultimately ... More >>

NZ Economy Stifled by FDI Rules

Friday, 31 January 2014, 11:00 am | The New Zealand Initiative

(Wellington) -- New Zealand’s relative attractiveness as an investment destination has slumped in the last 10-15 years according to Capital Doldrums: How Globalisation is Bypassing New Zealand , a report released by The New Zealand Initiative. More >>

Think tank lauds new teacher career structure

Thursday, 23 January 2014, 1:33 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (23 January) – The New Zealand Initiative has welcomed the introduction of a four new tiers of teaching positions as a huge step toward lifting the educational performance of New Zealand’s schools. More >>

Insights Issue 48/2013 - 20 December 2013

Friday, 20 December 2013, 11:23 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Dr Oliver Hartwich | Executive Director | oliver.hartwich@nzinitiative.org.nz A week is a long time in politics, as former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson once said. He may well have been right when he coined this phrase in the 1960s. More >>

Time for teaching to be a profession

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 4:39 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Leading education systems regard teaching as a career not a vocation · Higher qualification requirements ensure only the best become teachers · Linking pay to expertise, not experience, retains talent and recognises teachers · Encouraging schools to collaborate ... More >>

NZ’s ‘PISA shock’ a signal for change

Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 3:23 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

• NZ student performance drops in maths, science, and reading. • One in five not equipped with skills needed to participate in the workforce. • First major drop in performance ever. • Teachers key to lifting Pisa performance More >>

Restoring New Zealand’s housing affordability

Tuesday, 19 November 2013, 8:51 am | The New Zealand Initiative

The government needs to urgently restructure financial incentives for local councils, shift the burden of water infrastructure costs, and create competition in planning if it wants to deliver affordable homes, according to The New Zealand Initiative’s ... More >>

Insights - The NZ Initiative

Friday, 8 November 2013, 12:38 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

In this issue: • The Initiative needs your help researching foreign direct investment • KiwiAssure provides no assurance | Dr Oliver Hartwich • Crowd funding the public interest | Dr Jens Schroeder • What will unify the Taxpayers’ Union? | Jenesa ... More >>

Insights - The NZ Initiative

Friday, 11 October 2013, 12:46 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Big personalities but short on policy | Ben England We should be grateful for the steady hand | Jason Krupp The government is not Santa | Jenesa Jeram All things considered ... On the record More >>

Why is NZ shedding talented teachers? - NZ Initiative

Tuesday, 8 October 2013, 9:22 am | The New Zealand Initiative

While national standards, charter schools, and class sizes have dominated the education debate, research by The New Zealand Initiative shows teacher quality is the most important in-school factor influencing student achievement. More >>

Rising house prices not a natural law

Thursday, 12 September 2013, 10:24 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Would-be home owners don’t have to resign themselves to ever increasing house prices according to the latest research from the New Zealand Initiative, which found three overseas markets who are getting it right. More >>

Why New Zealand must strengthen its teaching profession

Wednesday, 4 September 2013, 6:57 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

John Morris and Rose Patterson have been investigating the factors influencing the quality of New Zealand’s teaching profession. Join us for the launch of their first report in a series of three. Teachers are New Zealand’s greatest educational asset. ... More >>

New Zealand more competitive than Australia

Wednesday, 4 September 2013, 10:41 am | The New Zealand Initiative

New Zealand has outperformed Australia on the latest Global Competitiveness Index for the first time, according to an annual report compiled by the World Economic Forum. More >>

NZ Universities thrash-out skilled emigration debate

Tuesday, 20 August 2013, 2:49 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Skilled, under 30, and thinking of heading overseas - does that make you an asset or a liability to New Zealand Inc.? That’s what we’ll find out when Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Auckland go head-to-head in the finals ... More >>

Insights Issue 30/2013 - 16 August 2013

Friday, 16 August 2013, 12:53 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

The well-reported aspects of the housing announcement have been an increase in the availability of Kiwisaver subsidies and the expansion of ‘Welcome Home’ loans. More >>

The New Zealand Initiative

Friday, 2 August 2013, 12:49 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Ban the foreigners! | Luke Malpass Consititutional change for New Zealand | Peter Shirtcliffe Tough but fair debates | Oliver Hartwich All things considered ... On the record More >>

The new elitist temperance movement

Friday, 12 July 2013, 12:36 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Nick Cater | Visiting Lecturer | insights@nzinitiative.org.nz The wowsers are back on a futile mission to enforce public morality through statute. More >>

Nick Cater and the Lucky Culture Come to New Zealand

Wednesday, 10 July 2013, 2:29 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Nick Cater, Chief Opinion Editor at The Australian newspaper, thinks that a new ruling class is threatening New Zealand’s tradition of egalitarianism. More >>

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