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NCEA changes a welcome start to improving student equity

Monday, 13 May 2019, 5:00 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

NCEA changes a welcome start to improving student and educational equity More >>

Cap-and-trade to sustainable freshwater management

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 9:31 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (Tuesday, 7 May 2019): The New Zealand Initiative today released its latest report, Refreshing Water: Valuing the priceless . We believe it provides the best way of achieving the goals set in Minister Parker's Essential Freshwater programme. More >>

Research raises questions about Tomorrow's Schools review

Monday, 8 April 2019, 11:10 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (5 April 2019): A comprehensive and year-long econometric analysis of data for 400,000 students undertaken by The New Zealand Initiative reveals there are no significant differences in school performance between schools of different ... More >>

Pricing carbon properly key to successful renewables policy

Thursday, 28 March 2019, 1:31 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (27 March 2019): Ahead of the Interim Climate Change Committee’s recommendations to Government, think tank The New Zealand Initiative today released an economic assessment of the proposed transition to 100% renewable electricity by 2035. More >>

They are us

Monday, 18 March 2019, 1:16 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Even three days after the Christchurch massacre, we are still looking for words to describe how we feel. Shock, disbelief and anger are on our minds. In our hearts, there is only bottomless sadness. More >>

Growing support for Kiwi community power

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 9:09 am | The New Zealand Initiative

A joint LGNZ/New Zealand Initiative conference held in Wellington tomorrow will explore the results of a new survey that reveals the majority of those surveyed support a move towards local services being managed and provided by local decision-makers. More >>

Proposed rate of CGT one of the most penal in world

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 1:21 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Tax Working Group’s proposed rate of capital gains tax one of the most penal in the world More >>

Decisive action on red tape is the answer to housing issue

Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 3:21 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (22 January 2019): Decisive government action to free up the supply of land for housing and to reduce construction costs across the board is the only viable remedy for New Zealand’s housing affordability problem. More >>

NZ Super affordable, but pension age should rise

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 9:12 am | The New Zealand Initiative

New Zealand’s universal pension system is worth celebrating but could do with small tweaks to the model as the population ages, finds a new report titled Embracing a Super model: The superannuation sky is not falling , which was released by think ... More >>

Fair Pay Agreements too risky to rush

Friday, 21 September 2018, 1:56 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (21 September 2018): The New Zealand Initiative warned today that government must heed Treasury’s warnings about rushing Fair Pay Agreements. More >>

Stephen Jennings joins the NZ Initiative board

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 10:18 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (20 September 2018): The New Zealand Initiative welcomes entrepreneur Stephen Jennings, CEO and Founder of Africa’s largest urban development company, Rendeavour, onto its Board of Directors. More >>

Evidence of huge government waste

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 8:40 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (18 September 2018): “Government is achieving poor outcomes for New Zealanders relative to the resources it is using.” More >>

Smokeless products are key to NZ’s smoke-free future

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 9:53 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (30 May 2018): The New Zealand Initiative is celebrating World Smokefree Day (Thursday 31 May) as an opportunity to take a more compassionate approach to tobacco control policy. More >>

New Zealand Initiative welcomes new fiscal watchdog

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 4:18 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (17 May 2018): The New Zealand Initiative applauds today’s Budget 2018 announcement of an independent fiscal institution. Associate Finance Minister James Shaw announced a new independent body to assess government forecasts and cost political ... More >>

Grexit the only viable option for Greece

Monday, 29 June 2015, 1:23 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (29 June 2015): After five years of unsuccessful attempts to “save” Greece and keep it in the Eurozone, the dramatic events of the past days show that this strategy has failed disastrously. The country’s best hope is for a fresh start ... More >>

Inequality falling despite rising headlines

Friday, 26 June 2015, 1:21 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (26 June 2015): The country needs to change its tune on inequality, according to The New Zealand Initiative, with a recently published report by Treasury showing that the gap between rich and poor has been stable or falling over the past 20 years. ... More >>

Productivity Commission report builds case for reform

Thursday, 18 June 2015, 11:11 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (17 June 2015): The Productivity Commission’s latest report on how overly tight land supply feeds the housing affordability crisis is a pressing reminder of why the planning system and local government funding arrangements need reform, ... More >>

OECD housing alarm must be heeded

Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 10:48 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (10 June 2015): The OECD’s recent report on New Zealand has highlighted the urgent need to untangle the Resource Management Act (RMA), which has snared the housing marketing in a spiral of ever-rising prices, according to The New Zealand ... More >>

$70m maths teaching methods failing kids

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 4:48 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

• Education Minister Hon Hekia Parata to speak at launch of new report on maths education More >>

Government commended for progress on social bonds

Monday, 1 June 2015, 1:21 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (1 June 2015): The Government should be commended for the introduction of a social bond in the mental health sector, as announced today by Finance Minister Bill English and Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman. It is the first of four social ... More >>

 

 

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