• ACHIEVING CHANGE

    2016 SIR JOHN GRAHAM LECTURE
    Delivered by Professor John Hattie


    EVENT VIDEO

    On Friday, 5 August Professor John Hattie delivered the 2016 Sir John Graham Lecture: Achieving Change - using evidence to empower educators and help students succeed
    Click here to watch the full video of his address and Q+A session. 

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  • POVERTY PANEL DISCUSSION

    Changing the Story
    How to address poverty now and prevent it in the future

    VIDEO COMING SOON

    Check back soon for video of our expert panel discussion on bridging the gap between responding to the present needs of our community, and creating policy that prevents poverty for the next generation.

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  • DISCUSSION PAPER

    THE HEART OF POVERTY
    Uncovering the pathways into and out of disadvantage in New Zealand




    Read the latest paper in our Heart of Poverty Series, by Kieran Madden. 

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BLOG - Clear expectations

The Reserve Bank has done a fantastic job over the last 27 years, doing what it is supposed to do with clarity and vigour. Long gone are the heady days of 18-19 percent inflation and 20 percent interest rates that we experienced while singing along with Crowded House’s “Don’t Dream its Over,” replaced with years of stable general levels of prices (low inflation). It seems, however, that this long-term success has led to “expectation creep” from politicians and the public. + more


BLOG - Seeing the person, not the problem

Politics and policies can change lives. However, policy is just an idea until people do something to enact it. For real life change to occur for people in poverty, we need to focus on the relationships they have with the people delivering government support. You’d be excused for thinking it’s impossible for government to incorporate relationship into their work. However, the British government seem to have found a solution in the Troubled Families Programme. + more


  • "It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare."

    - Benjamin Disraeli