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Kiwi Households Could Lose $10,000 Of Yearly Income From Covid-19 Lockdown, New Report Says

Friday, 3 April 2020, 1:21 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington, 3 April - If New Zealand can’t recover from the economic “heart attack” of self-imposed lockdown, it could face GDP losses at Great Depression levels, according to a New Zealand Initiative research note. While the Covid-19 pandemic ... More >>

New Zealand Initiative Criticises Government For Rushing New Vaping Legislation During Lockdown

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 2:33 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington, 1 April - Rushing to deal with new vaping legislation during an unprecedented economic lockdown is not just folly, it is anti-democratic, according to a public submission by the New Zealand Initiative. While most businesses and public services ... More >>

New Zealand Initiative Urges Quarantine For Non-urgent Legislation

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 5:19 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington, 26 March - Asking the public for submissions on pending legislation while the country is in pandemic lockdown risks making a farce of democracy and unnecessarily distracting the Government, according to a new policy paper by the New Zealand Initiative. ... More >>

Public Policy Prescription For A Pandemic

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 2:08 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Mixing the New Zealand Initiative’s research with ideas from dozens of the largest Kiwi firms, the think tank has produced a comprehensive touchstone document on the best range of Covid-19 policy responses. Written by the Initiative’s chief economist ... More >>

Joint Statement From The New Zealand Initiative And BusinessNZ

Monday, 23 March 2020, 10:15 am | The New Zealand Initiative

BusinessNZ and The New Zealand Initiative are encouraging the Government to go further with its economic support package, saying the support package announced last week was the right first step and was greatly appreciated but needed to go further. The ... More >>

Joint Statement From BusinessNZ And The New Zealand Initiative

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 5:18 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

  Wellington, 17 March 2020: We welcome the Government’s measures to tackle Covid-19 in New Zealand. In particular, we welcome the recently announced travel restrictions, the increased health funding and the support to business. We ... More >>

Tinder Economy

Friday, 14 February 2020, 1:31 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Depending on your own experience with dating apps, you might be surprised to learn that success in the online dating market is not distributed equally. So, this Valentine’s Day, spare a thought for those struggling to find love among the insidious and “unjust” ... More >>

Congestion charging: It works!

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 8:44 am | The New Zealand Initiative

28 January 2020 (Wellington): New Zealand can learn from international experiences showing congestion pricing systems can be successfully introduced – and with the support of the public, says a new report released today by The New Zealand Initiative. More >>

The importance of promoting mining for the benefit of NZers

Monday, 27 January 2020, 5:01 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

27 January 2020 (Wellington): Public policy think tank The New Zealand Initiative opposes changing the purpose of the Crown Minerals Act from the promotion of mining for the benefit of New Zealanders. More >>

Proposed changes to Reserve Bank will provide improvements

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 4:33 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Cabinet’s decisions announced today by Finance Minister Grant Robertson to reform the governance and accountability arrangements of the Reserve Bank are commendable. Key among the decisions is establishing a governance board that will be responsible ... More >>

RBNZ's flawed bank capital process should be suspended

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 12:37 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (5 December 2019): The Reserve Bank of New Zealand should suspend its decision to increase banks’ capital and re-open the public consultation process says public policy think tank, The New Zealand Initiative. More >>

Fair Pay proposals too flawed to proceed

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 1:36 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (26 November 2019): The Government must halt its plans to introduce fair pay agreements or face harming workers, consumers, the unemployed and the wider economy says public policy think tank, The New Zealand Initiative. More >>

Muttonbirds vs. the seven continents

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 4:33 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (19 November 2019): Worrying comments from Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals Federation in today’s Herald show why, for the sake of educational equity, it is time New Zealand rethought its approach to knowledge ... More >>

New survey finds serious gaps in general knowledge

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 9:18 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (18 November 2019): New research released by The New Zealand Initiative reveals significant gaps in adult New Zealanders’ general knowledge. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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