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Not the most restrictive law

By Danielle van Dalen

Advocates of the End of Life Choice Act have suggested that it’s the tightest legislation of its kind, and that…

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Creativity needed to support new jobs

By Julian Wood

In the economic battle against COVID-19, there was hope we might all “be home for Christmas;” a hope that wage…

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Catching the tide for “the lockdown generation”

By Rowan Light

As the COVID-19 pandemic grinds on, we must attend to the needs of our young people, our taiohi. “Taiohi” in…

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The early years consensus

By Kieran Madden

The first three years are critical for a child’s development and long-term success in life, but policy has unfortunately been…

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Asking the big questions on Social Insurance

By Julian Wood

Back in May the Government signalled its interest in exploring new forms of unemployment insurance saying: “we have an opportunity…

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Minor parties and election delay

By Danielle van Dalen

A side effect of New Zealand’s election delay is that every political party now has an extra four weeks to…

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Book Club | Man’s Search For Meaning

“A man who knows the way for his existence will be able to bear almost any how.” INTRODUCTION Viktor Frankl’s…

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Searching for meaning in the lockdown

By Rowan Light

With the sudden return to lockdown, it makes sense that many New Zealanders are experiencing anxiety and despair. Hoarding or…

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Getting the story straight on jobs

By Kieran Madden

“Lies, damn lies, and statistics”—so the saying goes. Statistics New Zealand’s release of this June’s unemployment figures wasn’t a lie,…

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Investing in a resilient workforce

By Julian Wood

When the Government closed New Zealand’s borders in response to COVID-19, flaws in our labour market were exposed. Not only…

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Preparing our democracy for the next emergency

By Danielle van Dalen

The COVID-19 pandemic saw New Zealand enter its second nationwide state of emergency in March 2020. This gave the Government…

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History should make us uncomfortable

By Rowan Light

The notion that “history is written by the winner” might seem clichéd but, as the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) crack-down…

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“On Justice and Open Debate”

By Danielle van Dalen

I don’t particularly love confronting people. But I know that when it’s done well, disagreement can be incredibly powerful. An…

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How ready are we for “shovel-ready” projects?

By Julian Wood

As the numbers of people made redundant as a result of COVID-19 rises there is ever increasing pressure on the…

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Taking responsibility

By Kieran Madden

Before a momentous mission launching two NASA astronauts into orbit from Cape Canaveral in May this year, tech entrepreneur Elon…

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Book Club | The Decadent Society

A society that generates a lot of bad movies need not be decadent; a society that just makes the same…

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Youth and the whānaungatanga of work

By Rowan Light

How we do help young people who are “off the grid” and have lost connection with the world of work?…

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A truly conservative approach to statues, history, and memory

By Rowan Light

The decision by the Hamilton City Council to remove a statue of its namesake feels like the crest of a…

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Government should save jobs by “plugging gaps” in council budgets

By Julian Wood

Auckland Council is forecasting a $525 million dollar hole in its budget as a result of COVID-19. It’s not alone….

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After lockdown, an opportunity for our elderly people

By Danielle van Dalen

It’s not very often that elderly New Zealanders attract our attention, but COVID-19 has seen the plight of some of…

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