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A welcome that works

By Julian Wood


In the 90’s the regions cried out for workers to pick fruit, plant trees and generally do a range of…

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Good migration policy is about more than just jobs

By Julian Wood


Recent political posturing over partnership visas and arranged marriages is a troubling distraction that derails the real, necessary debates we…

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Review our reliance on temporary workers

By Julian Wood


New Zealanders are heavy users of temporary work migration, so it was disappointing that no-one seriously discussed this last week…

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Making New Zealand “sexy”

By Julian Wood


In contrast with our apparently “sexy” accent, New Zealand is struggling when it comes to being attractive as a long-term…

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Offering the best of “real” New Zealand

By Julian Wood


We’ve been rightly proud of our country’s unity in response to the Christchurch mosque attacks. But in the weeks following…

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Growing Beyond Growth | Blog Series

By Julian Wood


INTRODUCTION Oncoming long-term economic and demographic change will deepen the existing divide between our cities and our regions, meaning we…

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Productive thinking

By Julian Wood


Everybody wants New Zealand to be a great place to work and live. High wages, high growth, high productivity, low…

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Think before you type

Think before you type


It took my husband and me over a year to purchase our first home in Auckland. In that time we…

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