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The pitfalls and priorities of Public Private Partnerships

By Julian Wood


New Zealand has a long and contentious history of private public partnerships (or PPPs). The biggest argument in favour of…

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Big questions for local councils

By Alex Penk


Do you expect your council to light your streets and fix the potholes? Do you think it should provide clean…

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The Budget partnership between the people and our Government

By Julian Wood


Each year the Budget charts a broad course for the years ahead. It outlines how much money the Government has,…

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Growing Beyond Growth | Rethinking the goals of regional development in New Zealand

By Julian Wood


New Zealand is already feeling the effects of an oncoming wave of economic and demographic change which should dramatically influence…

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Economic courage or political suicide

Economic courage or political suicide

By Kieran Madden


A good old fashioned Aussie uproar is underway, stemming from a report by Australia’s “National Commission of Audit.” This “razor…

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Introducing Maxim Institute’s Tax Tracker web app

Introducing Maxim Institute’s Tax Tracker web app


Did you know that your tax pays more towards subsidising tertiary education than for the Police and foreign aid combined?…

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New Zealand’s Foreign Aid Budget

New Zealand’s Foreign Aid Budget


Those interested in New Zealand’s contribution to international development should check out some recent charts compiled by New Zealand Aid…

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