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Taking the Right Risks for the regions – Newsroom column

Taking the Right Risks for the regions – Newsroom column

By Alex Penk


At the launch of our Taking the Right Risks policy paper, Alex Penk and Julian Wood co-authored a column for…

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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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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 are we placed?

By Julian Wood


A LOCAL GROWTH AND DECLINE STOCKTAKE “About ten years ago Charlie Duncan realised the Hunterville community had a problem –…

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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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A brief history of New Zealand’s regional policy initiatives

By Julian Wood


SUCCESSES AND FAILURES 1950s-1984 Earlier on in New Zealand’s history the focus of regional policy aligned well with the OECD’s…

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Rethinking the current goals of regional development

By Julian Wood


The current goals of regional development policy, and especially the RGP (Regional Growth Programme), align well with the modern paradigm…

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Current goals of regional development policy in New Zealand

By Julian Wood


What are the current goals of regional development policy in New Zealand? Identifying the current goals of regional development policy…

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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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