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Insights Issue 35/2014 - 19 September 2014

Friday, 19 September 2014, 12:04 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Insights Issue 35/2014 - 19 September 2014 In This Issue • RMA reform the golden unicorn of policy | Jenesa Jeram More >>

NZ climbs to 17th on Global Competitiveness Index

Friday, 5 September 2014, 1:33 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

New Zealand has improved its rank on the Global Competitiveness Index and extended the lead over Australia, according to an annual survey compiled by the World Economic Forum. More >>

NZ Initiative to host Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner

Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 3:54 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

The New Zealand Initative is set to host Australia’s new Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson for two lectures in Auckland and Wellington next week. More >>

Compact cities not cure for house prices

Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 9:53 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Local councils looking to tackle housing affordability and congestion by limiting land supply will only make the problem worse, according to the latest research report from The New Zealand Initiative. More >>

Freedom, the fundamental human right

Monday, 9 June 2014, 3:11 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

The Australian government recently appointed Tim Wilson, an outspoken classical liberal, to its Human Rights Commission. Commissioner Wilson's agenda is ambitious: He seeks to promote a culture of rights and responsibilities so that every citizen ... More >>

RBNZ should leave mortgage decisions to banks

Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 12:18 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (4 June 2014) – The New Zealand Initiative has expressed concern about a Fairfax Media report today that the RBNZ is not ruling out restricting mortgage lending according to household income multiples. Such a policy is currently being ... More >>

RMA backtrack hurts housing affordability

Tuesday, 20 May 2014, 4:46 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

The New Zealand Initiative has expressed disappointment that proposed reforms of Resource Management Act (RMA) have been abandoned, calling it a missed opportunity to address skyrocketing housing costs. More >>

Dr Eric Crampton is new Head of Research at NZ Initiative

Monday, 19 May 2014, 12:23 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Dr Crampton’s international academic experience will grow the Initiative’s reputation as New Zealand’s leading business think tank More >>

Report says open doors to foreign investment

Thursday, 1 May 2014, 1:01 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

New Zealand needs to open its markets to foreign investments and remove bureaucratic hurdles, in line with OECD and Treasury recommendations. - Overseas Investment Act 2005 too restrictive, particularly around foreign ownership of sensitive land. - ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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