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Requisitioning A Step Too Far - NZ Initiative

Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 3:01 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

The New Zealand Initiative is urging the Government to substantially reconsider a provision in the COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Bill (No. 2) that would allow it to commandeer private Covid testing facilities and equipment such as those ... More >>

Stronger Protection Needed On The Path To 2022

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 5:47 am | The New Zealand Initiative

The end of Covid elimination in Auckland requires more effective measures to avoid wider outbreaks, illness, and heavy pressure on the public health system, according to new research from The New Zealand Initiative. The think tank’s new research ... More >>

New Zealand Initiative Welcomes Immigration Announcement

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 9:51 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (Thursday, 30 September 2021) – The New Zealand Initiative has welcomed today’s announcement from Immigration Minister Hon Kris Faafoi that the government will provide a pathway to residency for migrants currently in New Zealand. In May, ... More >>

Illusions Of History: How Misunderstanding The Past Jeopardises Our Future

Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 5:54 am | The New Zealand Initiative

The 2.8 percent jump in GDP in the June quarter 2021 does not mean that the government’s economic strategy is sound. In fact, it is dangerous wishful thinking based on a false reading of history, according to a new research report from The New Zealand ... More >>

Personal budgets transforming lives of disabled Kiwis

Friday, 27 August 2021, 8:35 am | The New Zealand Initiative

A new report by the New Zealand Initiative says personal budgets are a social services innovation that is creating new opportunities and changing how disabled Kiwis live. The report, titled The Power of Freedom: How personal budgets for social services ... More >>

Knee-jerk political reactions unhelpful

Wednesday, 18 August 2021, 10:33 am | The New Zealand Initiative

A review of last week’s blackout by Carl Hansen, the former Chief Executive of the Electricity Authority (EA), argues for a sober and careful analysis of why 35,000 consumers lost power for up to two hours on 9 August. In a research paper published ... More >>

Employment Law Change Needed To Improve Productivity

Monday, 21 June 2021, 11:32 am | The New Zealand Initiative

New Zealand's productivity growth is being hampered by employment protection laws that constrain boards and business owners from firing poorly performing senior managers, warns a report from The New Zealand Initiative. In Nothing Costs Nothing: Why unjustified ... More >>

To Graduation And Beyond

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 9:50 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (Thursday, 10 June 2021): Every secondary school should provide every student with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their endeavours after graduation. However, new research from the New Zealand Initiative shows that this ... More >>

Government Should Reject Climate Commission’s Plans

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 4:02 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (Wednesday, 9 June 2021): The New Zealand Initiative calls on the Government to reject the Climate Change Commission’s recommendations and instead rely on the Emissions Trading Scheme’s cap to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. “The Climate ... More >>

The Perils Of Rent Control In New Zealand

Thursday, 29 April 2021, 11:32 am | The New Zealand Initiative

The Government’s recent housing package announcement primarily focused on measures to dampen housing demand, particularly from those who provide rental accommodation services, rather than the key drivers of inadequate housing supply. Focusing on these ... More >>

Climate Change Commission Shows Economic Transformation Is Unnecessary

Friday, 26 March 2021, 3:32 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (Friday, 26 March 2021): The Climate Change Commission has made no convincing case for its sweeping economic reforms to reduce emissions, says Matt Burgess, Senior Economist at The New Zealand Initiative. Analysis by the Climate Change Commission ... More >>

Doing Business In New Zealand Has Just Become Riskier

Friday, 26 March 2021, 11:26 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (Friday, 26 March 2021): Tuesday’s announcement of new housing policies from the Government has just made New Zealand a far riskier place to do business, warns a policy paper released today by The New Zealand Initiative. A risky place ... More >>

Government's Planned Pharmac Review A Sideshow

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 3:34 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

The Government’s announcement of a review into Pharmac declares that its budget, and the total amount allocated to pharmaceuticals, will be out of scope. This ignores the most serious weakness with current arrangements: that no one really knows whether ... More >>

Are Kiwi Kids Getting The Education They Deserve?

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 6:15 am | The New Zealand Initiative

A well-functioning education system is vital to equip our children for life. However, a new report from The New Zealand Initiative says it is not clear whether the education system is serving our children as well as it should. Educational Performance and ... More >>

New Report Highlights How Our Housing Crisis Could Worsen If We Don’t Act Now

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 5:58 am | The New Zealand Initiative

If New Zealand politicians thought the housing crisis in 2020 was bad, the worst is yet to come, warns a new report by The New Zealand Initiative. In The Need to Build: The demographic drivers of housing demand , Research Assistant Leonard Hong ... More >>

New Zealand Initiative Welcomes Quarantine-free Travel To NZ From The Cook Islands

Friday, 15 January 2021, 4:52 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

The New Zealand Initiative welcomes today’s announcement of quarantine-free travel to New Zealand from the Cook Islands. Initiative Chief Economist Dr Eric Crampton said, “About 80,000 Cook Islanders live in New Zealand. Allowing quarantine-free ... More >>

Why The ETS Is Sufficient To Deal With The Climate Emergency

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 1:36 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Thanks to the work of successive climate change ministers from David Parker to James Shaw, New Zealand has a world-leading Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). We should rely on it to drive down our carbon emissions, argues the Initiative’s executive director ... More >>

Is Climate Change A Key Risk To Global Financial Stability?

Monday, 2 November 2020, 4:26 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

By Bryce Wilkinson, The New Zealand Initiative senior fellow Introduction At the end of October, governor of the Reserve Bank Adrian Orr baldly asserted in a speech that climate change is “a key risk to global financial stability.” He made the ... More >>

‘The Only Briefing A Minister Needs,’ Report Presents Key Solutions For Next Government

Thursday, 8 October 2020, 8:30 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Over the next few years, New Zealand will face an immense challenge to keep Kiwi’s employed, get the economy growing again and rein in debt. According to a report by The New Zealand Initiative, there is also an important opportunity to fix the worst ... More >>

No Need For Wasteful Emissions Politics

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 5:15 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

If the major political parties were taking climate change seriously, they would rely on the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) not add wasteful targets, says The New Zealand Initiative chief economist Dr Eric Crampton. Today, the Labour party unveiled ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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