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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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Creating poverty-busting opportunites that work for people with disabilities

By Alex Penk


by Alex Penk and Danielle van Dalen This week there’s been a lot of coverage about employment opportunities for people…

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Creating better opportunities for work

By Danielle van Dalen


New Zealand is in the middle of a national conversation on poverty, and yet, despite being over-represented in the poverty…

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Policy Paper | Creating Opportunity

By Danielle van Dalen


People with disabilities are overlooked in the national conversation on poverty and overrepresented in New Zealand’s poverty statistics. They face…

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LRG Cover Image A Risk Worth Taking - Provincial Growth Fund

Spatial Policy | The case for and against

By Julian Wood


INTRODUCTION In 2017, the coalition Government announced the $3 billion Provincial Growth Fund (PGF), dramatically changing the New Zealand regional…

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What can be done? | Smart Growth One

By Julian Wood


DISCOVERING DEVELOPMENT OPTIONS BASED ON INTERNATIONAL BEST PRACTICE “Ahipara needs a boost. It needs to grow.” Then he [Malley] smiles….

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What can be done? | Smart Growth Two

By Julian Wood


DISCOVERING DEVELOPMENT OPTIONS BASED ON INTERNATIONAL BEST PRACTICE “Ahipara needs a boost. It needs to grow.” Then he [Malley] smiles….

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How does change happen?

By Julian Wood


INTRODUCTION “The coal mines closed, the dairy factory shutdown and then State Highway 1 cut Hikurangi loose. Once, there were…

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Reflections and Recommendations | Pathways into and out of poverty

By Kieran Madden


Reflections and Recommendations A clearer understanding of how poverty “works” helps to guide a better, more dynamic response for struggling…

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Causation and income dynamics of people in disadvantage

By Kieran Madden


CAUSATION The surveys above asked the question, “What causes poverty?” But before we, as researchers and policy makers, can answer…

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