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Central government is the RMA’s weakest link

Monday, 23 March 2015, 8:53 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (23 March 2015): Central government needs to fulfil its long-neglected Resource Management Act obligations if it wants to boost mining activity and free communities from the stifling regulations that are choking off economic development ... More >>

Online GST could backfire on economy

Friday, 20 March 2015, 9:06 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (20 March 2015): Applying GST on low-value imports could easily backfire and end up doing more harm than good for the economy, The New Zealand Initiative warned today. More >>

Growth needed to fix NZ’s wicked problems

Friday, 13 March 2015, 11:58 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (13 March 2015): If you have recently been told that economic growth makes us unhappy, that it spoils the environment and that it increases inequality in society, think again. That is the key message of a new report from public policy think tank ... More >>

Chatham Rise decision a blow to economic growth

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 11:37 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (12 February 2015): The New Zealand Initiative says Chatham Rise Phosphate’s failure to secure a mining consent underscores the flaws in marine resource legislation, which if left unchanged, could permanently stunt economic growth in New Zealand. More >>

NZ Initiative welcomes Productivity Commission report

Thursday, 5 February 2015, 11:00 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (5 February 2015): The New Zealand Initiative welcomed today’s Productivity Commission report highlighting the importance of productivity growth. The report, “Who benefits from productivity growth? The labour income share in New Zealand”, ... More >>

Think tank welcomes LGNZ funding report

Monday, 2 February 2015, 10:59 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (2 February 2015): The New Zealand Initiative has welcomed the launch of LGNZ’s latest discussion paper on local government funding as an important step towards improving how councils deliver services to communities. More >>

RMA changes welcome, but problem bigger than housing

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 11:47 am | The New Zealand Initiative

The New Zealand Initiative has welcomed the overhaul of the Resource Management Act, in particular the focus on housing affordability and the restoration of property rights, but is still concerned about the ambiguity surrounding Section 5. More >>

Alcohol advertising bans need stronger evidence

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 12:49 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (18 December 2014): The New Zealand Initiative’s Head of Research, Dr Eric Crampton, today urged Cabinet to look to the evidence before banning alcohol advertising and sponsorship. The Ministerial Forum on Advertising and Sponsorship ... More >>

New Zealand outpacing Australia in economic reform

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 12:55 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Executive Director of The New Zealand Initiative, Dr Oliver Hartwich, is today publishing his new monograph Quiet Achievers: The New Zealand Path to Reform. It will be presented by Australia’s Minister for Finance, Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann, at an event ... More >>

Mining can help revive struggling rural economies

Monday, 1 December 2014, 7:43 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (28 November 2014): The minerals sector can help revive New Zealand’s struggling rural economies, but only if the government reduces the complexity of the Resource Management Act and creates financial incentives for local government. More >>

Insights 43/2014: Poverty: efficiency versus compassion?

Friday, 14 November 2014, 1:19 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

(Child) poverty: efficiency versus self-professed compassion? Dr Bryce Wilkinson | Senior Fellow | bryce.wilkinson@nzinitiative.org.nz More >>

NZ businesses want Merkel to talk Euro Crisis

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 10:22 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (13 November 2014): Angela Merkel’s talk at the University of Auckland on Germany’s innovation policy will be interesting; but what the New Zealand business community want to know is how she plans to address Europe’s economic crisis, says ... More >>

Event Alert: Fall of the Wall: The 25th Anniversary

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 12:20 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Where were you for the fall of the Berlin Wall? Twenty-five years after the collapse of the Iron Curtain, The New Zealand Initiative will hold a commemorative seminar to mark this seminal event in world history. More >>

Land for housing review welcomed

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 9:54 am | The New Zealand Initiative

The New Zealand Initiative has welcomed the launch of the Productivity Commission’s issues paper on land supply for housing, saying it was well past time for a review of the effect of local government rules on house prices. More >>

‘Investing in education’ must show returns

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 10:50 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (21 October) – The government must incorporate a rigorous evaluation framework into Investing in Education Success (IES) programme, to ensure that the $359 million is indeed a good investment, says The New Zealand Initiative. That is ... More >>

Insights Issue 38 - 10 October 2014

Friday, 10 October 2014, 12:26 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

________________________________________ The right don’t want to eat the poor Rose Patterson | Research Fellow | rose.patterson@nzinitiative.org.nz More >>

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 >>

 

 

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