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Move Forward With Congestion Charging But Put Fairness In The Driver’s Seat, Says Helen Clark Foundation & WSP NZ

Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 5:49 am | Helen Clark Foundation

In a just-released research report, the Helen Clark Foundation and WSP in New Zealand are recommending how congestion charging can be implemented fairly in Aotearoa New Zealand.  The Government is expected to announce it will implement congestion ... More >>

Helen Clark Foundation Calls For Maternal Mental Health To Be A Policy Priority In New Report

Sunday, 1 May 2022, 5:46 am | Helen Clark Foundation

Pregnancy suicide statistics reveal need for more parental leave and for perinatal and maternal mental health to be a focus of the health sector reforms Suicide is the leading cause of death during pregnancy and the postnatal period in Aotearoa ... More >>

Sea Change Needed

Wednesday, 2 March 2022, 8:47 am | Helen Clark Foundation

by Matt Shand Ahead of The Helen Clark Foundation’s webinar today about how to progress the High Seas Treaty, we visited The Noises Islands in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park to witness the impact of overfishing on the marine environment. The scrape ... More >>

Why Kiwi Families Need Social Insurance

Friday, 4 February 2022, 11:37 am | Helen Clark Foundation

If you or your partner lost their job, how long could you last before you had to move house? Many of our families are much more financially fragile than we like to think. In New Zealand in the 1970s the cost of buying a house was usually double ... More >>

Tom James Appointed WSP Fellow At The Helen Clark Foundation

Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 12:38 pm | Helen Clark Foundation

The Helen Clark Foundation and WSP New Zealand are thrilled to announce that Tom James has been appointed as the new WSP research fellow at the Helen Clark Foundation, taking over from Holly Walker. During her two years as WSP fellow Holly authored ... More >>

Freeing Kiwis From Gridlock: Major Transport Changes Key To Climate Change Commitments And Equity

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 6:33 am | Helen Clark Foundation

Read the full report here , or the accessible version here . Sweeping changes are needed in Aotearoa New Zealand's transport system if the country is to have any hope of meeting the revised emissions reduction target announced by Climate Change Minister ... More >>

The Brain Drain Is Finally In Reverse

Tuesday, 10 August 2021, 5:02 am | Helen Clark Foundation

For the first time in 20 years the much-lamented ‘brain-drain’ is beginning to reverse. Research for Nau Mai | Welcome Home, the latest report from The Helen Clark Foundation and WSP, revealed a net gain of New Zealand citizens since the start ... More >>

ACC Data Reveal $636k Daily Cost Of Alcohol-related Crashes   

Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 11:53 am | Helen Clark Foundation

Alcohol-fueled crashes cost New Zealanders $636,000 in lifetime ACC costs every day for the last five years on average new figures show. The ACC data demonstrates the staggering cost of just one aspect of alcohol-related harm between 2016 and 2020. ... More >>

Pandemic Loneliness Bites Hard; Particularly For Disabled People

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 5:45 am | Helen Clark Foundation

Ki te kotahi te kākaho ka whati, ki te kāpuia e kore e whati Alone we can be broken, standing together we are invincible - Nā Kīngi Tāwhiao Disabled people are four times more likely than non-disabled people to experience severe loneliness, with ... More >>

UMR Poll Finds Broad Bipartisan Support For Cannabis Legalisation Or Decriminalisation & Little Support For Current Law

Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 6:44 am | Helen Clark Foundation

A new poll released by the Helen Clark Foundation shows that cannabis legalisation or decriminalisation is favoured by a majority of supporters of the Labour, National, Green, and Act Parties. (Figures for other parties were too small to report accurately.) ... More >>

New Partnership For Greater Health Equity

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 8:40 am | Helen Clark Foundation

Three organisations, The Helen Clark Foundation, Health Coalition Aotearoa, and the MAS Foundation, are delighted to announce a partnership that will see them share expertise and resources to deliver an evidence-based perspective on one of the most ... More >>

An Inclusive Growth Agenda For The Next Generation

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 5:58 am | Helen Clark Foundation

Joint media release Helen Clark Foundation and the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research An inclusive growth agenda for the next generation The full report is here .  A newly released report from the Helen Clark Foundation and the New Zealand ... More >>

AUT And The Helen Clark Foundation To Continue Partnership

Thursday, 3 September 2020, 5:19 am | Helen Clark Foundation

AUT and The Helen Clark Foundation are delighted to announce that they have renewed their partnership which will see them continue to share expertise to deliver an evidence-based perspective on policy issues. Launched in March 2019, The Helen Clark Foundation ... More >>

A Narrow Majority Support Cannabis Legalisation - But Turnout Will Be Crucial

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 8:08 am | Helen Clark Foundation

A new poll released by the Helen Clark Foundation and the New Zealand Drug Foundation shows that cannabis legalisation would pass if the referendum were held today. The results, from UMR, show 48% in favour and 43% opposed, up from 46% support in a previous ... More >>

Guarantee Minimum Income, Close Digital Divide, Build Better Cities To Fix Loneliness, Says Report

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 6:54 am | Helen Clark Foundation

New Zealand should prioritise loneliness in social policy as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, recommends a new report. WSP and The Helen Clark Foundation have released the first report of their partnership, Alone Together, a ground-breaking ... More >>

Cannabis Legalisation And Control Bill: Once-in-a-generation Chance To Put Public Health First

Friday, 1 May 2020, 4:42 pm | Helen Clark Foundation

The Helen Clark Foundation welcomes the Government’s release of the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill on which New Zealanders will vote on in the referendum due on 19 September. “The Bill delivers a regulated and controlled legal market for cannabis ... More >>

HCF reiterates support for yes vote in Cannabis Referendum

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 4:46 pm | Helen Clark Foundation

The Helen Clark Foundation today reiterated its support for a yes vote in next year’s cannabis referendum, following today’s announcement by Justice Minister Andrew Little setting out the proposed cannabis law reform to be voted on in 2020. More >>

Ten ways to tackle hate

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:43 am | Helen Clark Foundation

A Helen Clark Foundation project to reduce online harm will be presented today in competition at the Paris Peace Forum. 'The Christchurch Principles' full report is available for download here . The Forum is a prestigious international event, initiated ... More >>