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Scaling Climate Finance: Forest Finance Instruments

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 8:47 am | The Policy Observatory

New Zealand, like other countries around the world, is facing twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. Forests address both by sequestering carbon, enhancing land resilience, and creating habitat for endangered flora and fauna. But a lot hangs ... More >>

Inclusive workspaces: Diversity and public policy

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 12:07 pm | The Policy Observatory

Workplace inequality remains a challenge for diversity and inclusion. Ethnic pay gaps continue to disadvantage Māori, Pacific and Asian workers. Gender pay gaps have reduced over time in Aotearoa New Zealand, but there is not equity yet. In an ... More >>

The Moriori myth and why it’s still with us

Friday, 3 August 2018, 1:54 pm | The Policy Observatory

By Keri Mills, The Policy Observatory, AUT. This was first printed on the Briefing Papers website: More >>

Budget 2017: What does “Social Investment” really mean?

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 12:42 pm | The Policy Observatory

Media Advisory Budget 2017: What does “Social Investment” really mean? Julienne Molineaux, Director of The Policy Observatory, interviews Simon Chapple More >>

New report on housing: The Mess We're In

Monday, 15 May 2017, 1:53 pm | The Policy Observatory

AUT Professor of Construction Management John Tookey, recently interview by Kathryn Ryan on RNZ’s Nine to Noon Show [ here ], has written a report on the mess that is the Auckland housing market. While a lot has been written about the crisis of ... More >>

New Zealand Media Futures After #StuffMe -Julienne Molineaux

Friday, 12 May 2017, 1:04 pm | Briefing Papers

On May 3, the New Zealand Commerce Commission declined the merger application by Fairfax New Zealand and NZME (colloquially called StuffMe). This merger would have seen New Zealand’s two largest media companies – owners of almost 90% of all ... More >>

Pike River Mine: Bring Them Home - Felicity Lamm

Friday, 12 May 2017, 1:00 pm | Briefing Papers

Most New Zealanders of a certain age will remember the Erebus Disaster. As now, there was also a great deal of discussion around whether or not the recovery of the victims of the 1979 Mt Erebus plane crash was either possible or safe for a recovery team. More >>

Key going as rules change - David Hall

Monday, 19 December 2016, 10:34 am | The Policy Observatory

"The personal is political": a slogan that John Key, our outgoing Prime Minister, fudged vigorously throughout his tenure. More >>

No Silver Bullet: Online voting and local election turnout

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 4:08 pm | Julienne Molineaux

Local body election time is over for another three years, and even before polls closed, there were laments over low turnout. More >>

The Wellington Problem

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 5:01 pm | The Policy Observatory

It is difficult to take the Government’s housing policy seriously when a central plank of that policy is a continuing series of threats aimed primarily at blaming the Auckland Council for the current housing shambles as if Council (and Auckland) ... More >>

The budget that failed Auckland

Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 10:23 am | The Policy Observatory

The 2016 budget offered Auckland nothing in the way of vision or hope and it continued the National Government’s threats against the Auckland Council. Threatening the Council with over-riding its democratic processes if it fails to release land for ... More >>

Stuff-Me: The newspaper gobble-up

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 4:58 pm | Julienne Molineaux

Stuff-Me: The newspaper gobble-up Julienne Molineaux This article was first published at the Briefing Papers The proposed merger between NZME and Fairfax New Zealand is the latest instalment in the increasing concentration of ownership in New Zealand’s ... More >>

Central Government is a problem!

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 4:36 pm | The Policy Observatory

The relationship between central and local government was singled out by the Royal Commission on Auckland Governance as a key measure of the success of the reforms that produced a unitary council for the region. It is relationship that has been ... More >>