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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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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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Winning the recovery for our young people

By Rowan Light


The government’s recent welfare package provides an important 12-week bridge for New Zealanders who find themselves suddenly out of work…

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COVID-19 economic analysis – 20.05.2020

By Julian Wood


The following is an overview and commentary on economic information available from Treasury, the Reserve Bank, and the Government’s 2020/21…

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Covid-19, media and democracy

By Danielle van Dalen


It’s easy to complain about the news and its stories of political mayhem, tragedy, and messy world affairs. It’s also…

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Danielle’s op-ed on our need to have an active trust in government

Danielle’s op-ed on our need to have an active trust in government


Danielle identifies the nations faithfulness in the governments response to Covid-19, but from here where do we go? She highlights…

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Rowan’s op-ed on why the past matters as we face a difficult future

Rowan’s op-ed on why the past matters as we face a difficult future


Rowan’s article highlights the need to look and learn from the past to understand how we can prepare best for…

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Bursting our political bubble

By Rowan Light


Last month, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges provoked a national controversy when he denounced, on his Facebook page, the Prime Minister’s…

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Educational hubs or babysitters clubs

By Kieran Madden


The Alert Level 3 announcement that schools would be opened was met with a collective sigh of relief from some…

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Wellbeing Budget Debt Money

But now, who pays?

By Julian Wood


On Tuesday last week, the New Zealand Treasury outlined five economic scenarios that aimed to depict how the economy may…

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Why Covid-19 calls us back to “communities of memory”

By Rowan Light


As we try to make sense of the pandemic, it’s been interesting seeing people turn to stories. The 2011 film…

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Looking beyond our bubbles

By Kieran Madden


We are in extraordinary times, calling rightly for extraordinary measures. Although our vision of the future is obscured by the…

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Charities to be squeezed on both sides

By Julian Wood


In an unprecedented move, last week the Government announced a $12.1 billion package to combat the economic impact of Covid-19….

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Covid-19 forces us to confront the limitations of our tertiary model

By Rowan Light


The deepening Covid-19 epidemic highlights the connectedness of our globalised world and its fragility. China is a critical junction in…

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