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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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MIC 12 | From referendum to real life


THE END OF LIFE CHOICE ACT AND WHAT IT WOULD CHANGE This September, New Zealanders will vote in a referendum…

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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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Keeping the “forgotten sector” together

By Kieran Madden


My two-year old daughter hasn’t quite worked out that some things cannot be fixed or brought back to life, no…

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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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Invest in people alongside new infrastructure

By Julian Wood


The euphoria we are all feeling after entering Level 2 will be tempered by the pain of pay cuts and…

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Hon Sir Pita Sharples – Woven Together


This month on the podcast, we return to our 2015 Sir John Graham lecture delivered by Sir Pita Sharples. Sir…

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Media Release | Government’s rushed COVID-19 Bill denies New Zealanders a say in their own future

Media Release | Government’s rushed COVID-19 Bill denies New Zealanders a say in their own future

By Danielle van Dalen


“New Zealanders deserve to have a say in their own future, and the Government’s use of urgency to pass the…

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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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End Of Life | Referendum Short Cuts


This page is an overview of most of the information and research we have produced over the last four years…

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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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