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Think Big 2.0: The Provincial Growth Fund risks turning into a fiasco

By Alex Penk


This article was written by Alex Penk and Julian Wood, and first published on The Spinoff on 26 February, on…

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Making the Provincial Growth Fund a risk worth taking

By Julian Wood


The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) represents a once in a generation opportunity to support a sustainable future for New Zealand’s…

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Regional Development Policy Paper – A Risk Worth Taking

By Julian Wood


One year into the $3B Provincial Growth Fund, Maxim Institute’s new research A Risk Worth Taking – Ensuring the Provincial…

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When AI goes wrong

By Alex Penk


  You may have heard that the robots are coming to take our jobs, thanks to artificial intelligence. But a…

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Time to take a risk for the regions – Newsroom column

By Alex Penk


To lay out an explanation for the recommendations in our Taking the Right Risks policy paper on regional development, Alex Penk…

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Planning to take the right risks for our regions

By Julian Wood


New Zealand’s Regional Development Minister Shane Jones has a problem. He has three billion dollars and three years to change…

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$1B regional development fund needs coherent vision

$1B regional development fund needs coherent vision

By Alex Penk


Maxim Institute welcomes investment in New Zealand’s regions, but CEO Alex Penk cautions that we urgently need more detail on…

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Paying at the pump to revive our crumbling infrastructure

By Julian Wood


We hear a lot about Auckland’s infrastructure woes, but across the country there are regions desperately trying to fund their…

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Urban/rural split could lead to political polarisation

By Alex Penk


Alex’s latest op-ed features in The Christchurch Press, where he discusses the political and social risks of growing demographic rifts between…

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Newspaper coverage of regional development paper

Newspaper coverage of regional development paper


Newspapers around New Zealand published articles in response to our Growing Beyond Growth report on regional development Read articles from: …

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NZ Herald Focus interview on regional development paper

NZ Herald Focus interview on regional development paper


Bernadine Oliver-Kerby interviewed Alex Penk about our regional development paper for NZ Herald’s online video series. Watch the interview here

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Alex Penk on RNZ National – Regional Development

Alex Penk on RNZ National – Regional Development


The day we released our paper Growing Beyond Growth – rethinking the goals of regional development in New Zealand, CEO Alex…

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Get real about regional spending

By Julian Wood


If you put people in a room and ask them how to bring growth to New Zealand’s regions, someone will…

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Growing Beyond Growth: Rethinking the goals of regional development in New Zealand

By Julian Wood


New Zealand is already feeling the effects of an oncoming wave of economic and demographic change which should dramatically influence…

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Inspiring Sustainable Development Goals

Inspiring Sustainable Development Goals

By Jane Silloway Smith


Since the UN announced their new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—17 broad goals with 169 specific sub-targets for the world to…

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Turning off the taps

Turning off the taps


Billionaire  Lord Michael Ashcroft made quite the splash recently when he requested that the UK government “‘turn off the golden…

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Paying for Samoan Education

Paying for Samoan Education


It was announced with much fanfare last week that the New Zealand Government will be dedicating $5 million of its…

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Recognised Seasonal Employer Scheme

Recognised Seasonal Employer Scheme


Yet another round of positive evaluations of the Recognised Seasonal Employer Scheme (RSE) has just been released by the Department…

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Greening New Zealand’s growth

Greening New Zealand’s growth


One of the many working groups that have been beavering away under the National-led Government has been a Green Growth…

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Being Better Neighbours

Being Better Neighbours

By Jane Silloway Smith


As a member of the international community, New Zealand has a role to play in overseas development. A new policy…

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