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New Report Warns Of Hidden Risks In China's Belt And Road Initiative

Saturday, 4 May 2024, 5:28 am | The New Zealand Initiative

"New Zealand should welcome international capital for infrastructure development," said Mr Clark. "But we must be vigilant when these investments come with strings attached." More >>

The New Zealand Initiative Supports Fast-Track Approvals Bill With Suggested Improvements

Wednesday, 13 March 2024, 2:09 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

The New Zealand Initiative welcomes the government's introduction of the Fast-Track Approvals Bill to streamline consenting for infrastructure and development projects. However, the Initiative recommends several changes to improve the Bill and mitigate ... More >>

The New Zealand Initiative Calls For Immediate Action To Retain And Expand The GP Workforce Following Recent Study

Monday, 11 March 2024, 2:00 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Considering a recent study highlighting the severe limitations on general practice enrolments due to capacity issues, The New Zealand Initiative urges a renewed focus on retaining the existing GP workforce and expanding their roles and functions. This ... More >>

New Research Reveals The Start Of Excessive Non-academic Staffing In New Zealand Universities

Wednesday, 28 February 2024, 3:38 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (Wednesday, 28 February 2024) - This new research note, When the Bloat Began: Non-Academic Staffing at New Zealand Universities over the Long Run, 1961-1997, reveals the year in which non-academic employees started to outnumber academics at ... More >>

New Zealand Initiative Celebrates Senior Fellow Michael Johnston's Appointment As Chair Of Ministerial Advisory Group

Tuesday, 19 December 2023, 3:46 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (Tuesday, 19 December 2023) – The New Zealand Initiative proudly announces the appointment of its Senior Fellow, Dr Michael Johnston, as the Chair of the Government’s newly established Ministerial Advisory Group to review the primary school English, ... More >>

A Rule Of Two For Faster Access To Pharmaceuticals

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 8:49 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington ( Thursday, 2 November 2023 ) - The New Zealand Initiative’s latest report argues New Zealand could have safe and faster access to new pharmaceuticals by relying on overseas approvals. The report proposes the Rule of Two. Drugs approved ... More >>

Historical Insights Into The Labour Government's Cyclical Overspending

Thursday, 5 October 2023, 3:19 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

As New Zealand has already begun to vote in the 2023 election, The New Zealand Initiative releases this timely research note which takes a deep examination of our country’s government spending patterns over the last century. This research note, written by ... More >>

NZ Initiative Urges Stronger Focus On Grocery Competition And Entry

Monday, 2 October 2023, 1:02 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington ( Monday, 2 October 2023 ) - The New Zealand Initiative welcomed today’s announcement that a re-elected Labour government would ease the path for new grocers to enter the New Zealand market. But it also warned against subsidising entry. The ... More >>

“The Deficit Diaries: Six Years Of Red” Unveils Labour’s Fiscal Miscalculations

Tuesday, 26 September 2023, 1:57 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington ( Tuesday, 26 September 2023 ) - As we approach the 2023 election, New Zealanders must learn from the overly optimistic projections presented by Labour before the 2017 election. New Zealand cannot afford a repeat of this fiscal recklessness. ... More >>

Who Teaches The Teachers?

Sunday, 17 September 2023, 5:04 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Being an effective teacher is one of the most important and difficult jobs there is. It is essential that we prepare teachers well for the classroom. In a new report by The New Zealand Initiative, authors Dr Michael Johnston and Stephanie Martin highlight ... More >>

Prescription For Prosperity: A Guide For The Incoming Government

Thursday, 24 August 2023, 5:36 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (Thursday, 24 August 2023) - As the nation prepares to vote on 14 October, the sentiment across New Zealand is one of frustration and concern. Skyrocketing living costs, unaffordable housing, strained healthcare, and a growing educational ... More >>

Not All New Medicines Are Worth Funding: Don’t Knock Pharmac For Being Careful

Thursday, 3 August 2023, 2:11 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Pharmac is commonly criticised for being too slow to fund new medicines and for not funding many of them. A policy note released today by the New Zealand Initiative shows why this may be desirable. It cites a German study that found that of 216 new ... More >>

New Zealand Universities In Staffing Crisis - Latest Report Reveals Troubling Trends

Tuesday, 1 August 2023, 6:26 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (Tuesday, 1 August 2023) – The New Zealand Initiative’s report Blessing or Bloat? Non-Academic Staffing in New Zealand Universities in Comparative Perspective , co-authored by Drs James Kierstead and Michael Johnston shows that a majority of ... More >>

Report Calls For Infrastructure Financing Shift

Tuesday, 11 July 2023, 1:04 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (Tuesday, 11 July 2023) – The New Zealand Initiative’s new report suggests better tools for infrastructure funding and financing. Chief economist Dr Eric Crampton argues infrastructure funding and financing are a root cause of New ... More >>

New Report Explores New Zealand’s Infrastructure History And Offers Valuable Lessons For The Future

Friday, 16 June 2023, 11:56 am | The New Zealand Initiative

The New Zealand Initiative is set to release a stimulating report this Wednesday, shedding new light on New Zealand’s infrastructure history and providing crucial insights for the future. Authored by Dr Matthew Birchall, Paving the Way: Learning ... More >>

Compensating Plasma Donors Would Increase Donations

Thursday, 15 June 2023, 2:24 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Without more donors, the New Zealand Blood Service warns we will rely more heavily on imported plasma products. They’re right. And Alberta, Canada, shows a better way. Compensating donors results in more donations. Professor Peter Jaworski is a ... More >>

New Report Explores New Zealand’s Infrastructure History And Offers Valuable Lessons For The Future

Thursday, 15 June 2023, 9:01 am | The New Zealand Initiative

The New Zealand Initiative is set to release a stimulating report this Wednesday, shedding new light on New Zealand’s infrastructure history and providing crucial insights for the future. Authored by Dr Matthew Birchall, Paving the Way: Learning ... More >>

New Report Reveals Solutions For Transforming New Zealand’s Education System

Friday, 28 April 2023, 5:21 am | The New Zealand Initiative

A comprehensive report authored by Dr Michael Johnston offers a detailed analysis of the current challenges facing New Zealand’s educational infrastructure. Save our Schools: Solutions for New Zealand’s education crisis outlines a series of ... More >>

New Report Criticises Politicisation Of New Zealand’s Covid-19 Pandemic Management

Thursday, 20 April 2023, 5:08 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (Thursday, 20 April 2023) – A new report, authored by Emeritus Professor Des Gorman and Dr Murray Horn, reveals that New Zealand's COVID-19 pandemic management was highly politicised and resulted in poor performance during the outbreak. Lifting ... More >>

Government To Blame For Reserve Bank’s Monetary Blunder

Thursday, 16 March 2023, 9:18 am | The New Zealand Initiative

A new report by The New Zealand Initiative examines the mess the Government/Minister of Finance and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) have made of monetary policy. Inflation is once more a real problem, property prices have whiplashed and taxpayers ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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