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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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Make the change, don’t keep the change

By Jeremy Vargo


Quick question. If a checkout operator gives you too much money back in change, do you tell them and give…

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The Politics of Diving

By Kieran Madden


Soccer goalkeepers sure look spectacular with their acrobatic dives during penalties, but studies show that simply standing in the middle…

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Two-and-a-half cheers for child poverty bill

By Alex Penk


I was born at the tail-end of Gen X, so I grew up with a pop culture saturated by “fear…

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Shaking off stardust politics

By Kieran Madden


Famously elusive about her political leanings, pop sensation Taylor Swift recently went beyond her usual neutral get-out-and-vote message to endorse…

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Better the ballot box we know

By Danielle van Dalen


When online banking was first introduced, my Dad was sceptical. He worried there would be problems with security, access, and…

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Losing All Blacks nothing to fear

By Julian Wood


In a surprise move, a group of the top 1 percent of male New Zealand income earners are appealing for…

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Mana in Mahi isn’t your average work-for-the-dole scheme

By Kieran Madden


Translated to “strength in work,” Labour’s Mana in Mahi scheme shows real potential to make a difference in the lives…

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Generational perspective necessary to do policy well

By Kieran Madden


Our view of human nature makes a big difference on which policies we devise and support. “If men were angels,…

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The $64,000 question

By Julian Wood


As my colleague discussed in a recent column, we have to be careful that our desire to punish offenders and…

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Housing Panel – Live Q+A


THREE PERSPECTIVES ON HOW WE MOVE FORWARD A decent, affordable place to live is a basic need for every person,…

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Is there demand for a tourist tax?

By Danielle van Dalen


I’m no economist, but even I know that basic economic theory says that as the price for a product increases,…

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Beware the consequences of the waka-jumping bill

By Danielle van Dalen


Like many, my first introduction to politics was through a class election. My group decided our key campaign promise was…

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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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Regional Development Policy Paper: Taking the Right Risks

By Julian Wood


Our previous work on regional development laid out the evidence that large parts of New Zealand are facing a 30 year wave…

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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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Changing the way we educate

By Danielle van Dalen


Nelson Mandela is credited with saying: “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” It…

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Promises and plans to change poverty in New Zealand

By Kieran Madden


A few weeks ago, my colleague wrote about Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s “courageous move” to introduce the Child Poverty Reduction…

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“No.8 wire” ethic is not enough

By Julian Wood


While New Zealanders are proud of the “number 8 wire” ethos that represents our ingenuity and resourcefulness, our actual productivity…

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Labour’s courageous move on poverty

By Jeremy Vargo


Labour’s announcement last week of the Child Poverty Reduction Bill was almost instantly hailed by many as a huge step…

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