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Socialism 2.0 - 30 years after the Wall

Sunday, 10 November 2019, 12:10 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Tonight, and probably on my own in New Zealand, I am celebrating a geopolitical anniversary. On this 9th of November, 30 years have passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall. More >>

Zero Carbon Bill fails the climate

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 3:58 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (6 November 2019): As Parliament rushes the final stages of the Government’s Zero Carbon Bill, a new report by think tank The New Zealand Initiative warns the Bill is so seriously flawed that it could raise emissions. More >>

More political action needed to solve road congestion in NZ

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 9:04 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (5 November 2019): Bold policy changes in the form of congestion pricing, which charges drivers higher road user rates at peak times in overcrowded routes, can solve New Zealand’s shocking congestion problems, says a new report from The ... More >>

Tweaks to the decile funding model not the solution

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 3:34 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

(25 September 2019) : Abolishing New Zealand’s decile-based school funding system may get rid of the decile stigma of some schools. However, it does nothing to address the underlying issues, says a new research note by think tank The New Zealand Initiative. ... More >>

More attention is needed to strengthen dual education

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 10:01 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (29 August 2019): The government’s proposal to reform New Zealand’s underachieving vocational education sector is laudable, but there are still concerns that need to be addressed, says a new research note from The New Zealand Initiative. More >>

NZ Initiative praises Government for fiscal watchdog

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 3:18 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (20 August 2019): The New Zealand Initiative enthusiastically welcomes the Coalition Government’s announcement of an Independent Parliamentary Budget Office. Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Associate Finance Minister James Shaw ... More >>

Achieving an exciting and safer nightlife in New Zealand

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 8:23 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (20 August 2019): To reinvigorate nightlife in our cities we need to take a more modern and balanced approach, says a report released today by The New Zealand Initiative. More >>

Interim Climate Change Committee report is historic

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 2:32 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (25 July 2019): The Interim Climate Change Committee has delivered a landmark report, according to The New Zealand Initiative's new policy paper When the facts change: How the ICCC saved New Zealand from a policy disaster. More >>

Back to the drawing board for Bolger's Fair Pay proposals

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 9:16 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (9 July 2019): The Government must reject the recommendations made by former Prime Minister Jim Bolger’s Fair Pay Agreements Working Group (FPAWG) or face harming economic growth and productivity and the interests of workers, the unemployed ... More >>

Continuing the localism debate

Sunday, 7 July 2019, 5:33 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (7 July 2019): The New Zealand Initiative is proud to support the release of Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ) localism discussion paper, Reinvigorating local democracy , which was launched today at the 2019 LGNZ Conference in Wellington. More >>

Prod Comm report important for the localism debate

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 10:31 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (4 July 2019): The New Zealand Initiative commends the New Zealand Productivity Commission’s draft report on local government funding and financing. More >>

Barbara Chapman appointed Deputy Chair

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 4:26 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (13 June 2019): The New Zealand Initiative has appointed Barbara Chapman, CNZM, as Deputy Chair of its Board of Directors. Ms Chapman, who has sat on the Initiative Board since 2017, is a former Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of ASB ... More >>

Ministry and Teachers' Unions should open to new approaches

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 3:04 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (28 May 2019): As teachers prepare to leave the classroom on strike, a new policy point released by The New Zealand Initiative proposes a potential solution to the seemingly impossible impasse. "Minister Hipkins is in a thoroughly unenviable ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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