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Helen Clark Foundation And WSP Call For Urgent Action To Unlock Funding And Financing For Infrastructure

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 9:28 am | Helen Clark Foundation

In a major new research report, the Helen Clark Foundation and engineering consultants WSP are calling for urgent action and a mature national conversation to develop public consensus about how best to fund and finance the country’s infrastructure needs. More >>

Food And Fibre Sector Boost Needed To Support NZ’s Ageing Population

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 9:29 am | Helen Clark Foundation

With an ageing population placing increased strain on New Zealand’s public services, the country must earn more to maintain current living standards in the years ahead, a new discussion paper has found. More >>

Climate Adaptation Planning: “Strengthen Community Engagement,” Says Helen Clark Foundation And WSP

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 2:16 am | Helen Clark Foundation

A new report from the Helen Clark Foundation and engineering consultants WSP is calling for significant change to the way communities are engaged in climate adaptation planning. With climate change reshaping our lives, culture, and public health in ... More >>

Reconnecting Aotearoa - A New Book On The Need To Address Social Isolation

Friday, 3 November 2023, 7:10 pm | Helen Clark Foundation

On Friday 3 November, former Prime Minister Helen Clark will launch Reconnecting Aotearoa - a new collection of essays on loneliness and social connection in New Zealand, published by Bridget Williams Books. Building on the Helen Clark Foundation’s ... More >>

Helen Clark Foundation and WSP propose distinctive NZ 'sponge cities' model for addressing urban flood risk

Sunday, 13 August 2023, 7:06 pm | Helen Clark Foundation

The Helen Clark Foundation and WSP in New Zealand  Sunday, 13 August 2023  In a major new research report , the Helen Clark Foundation and WSP in New Zealand are recommending a series of actions to respond to the escalating impacts of climate ... More >>

The Helen Clark Foundation Welcomes New Executive Director, Murray Bruges

Monday, 1 May 2023, 11:30 am | Helen Clark Foundation

The Helen Clark Foundation is pleased to announce that Murray Bruges has been appointed as its new Executive Director. Murray comes to the Foundation from his role as Manager, NZ Government Affairs at Fonterra Co-operative Group in Auckland, where he specialised ... More >>

Helen Clark Foundation And WSP In New Zealand Call For National Forum On Designing For Safety In Towns And Cities

Wednesday, 9 November 2022, 6:51 am | Helen Clark Foundation

The Helen Clark Foundation and WSP in New Zealand are recommending that a national forum be convened on how urban design can contribute to creating safer urban areas. While a review of crime data paints a complex picture, there are challenges to respond ... More >>

The Helen Clark Foundation Together With The New Zealand Drug Foundation Proposes Pathway To Reduce Methamphetamine Harm

Monday, 5 September 2022, 5:38 am | Helen Clark Foundation

A new report commissioned by the Helen Clark Foundation and the NZ Drug Foundation, co-authored by Philippa Yasbek, Kali Mercier, Dr Hinemoa Elder MNZM, Dr Rose Crossin, and Prof Michael Baker MNZM, makes evidence-based recommendations on how to tackle ... More >>

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 >>





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