THE NEW ZEALAND INITIATIVE

THE NEW ZEALAND INITIATIVE

Wellington, New Zealand

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ABOUT

The mission of the New Zealand Initiative is to develop policies to make New Zealand a better country for all its citizens. This organization believes all New Zealanders deserve a world-class education system, affordable housing, a healthy environment, sound public finances, and a stable currency. The New Zealand Initiative pursues this goal by producing well-researched reports and hosting high-level conferences and events.

IN THE NEWS

NEW ZEALAND HERITAGE BUILDING REGULATIONS PLACE PUBLIC AT RISK

There is artistic and cultural value in maintaining historically significant buildings, but preservation efforts can also lead to public safety risks. Earthquakes threaten the older foundations and facades of heritage-designated buildings in New Zealand, explains “Deadly Heritage,” a recent joint report of Deloitte New Zealand a...

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PATERNALISTIC HEALTH REGULATIONS IN NEW ZEALAND VIOLATE PERSONAL CHOICE

When government officials decide they know how other people should live their lives, they tend to consider virtually every aspect of human behavior as ripe for their interference. A new study from Atlas Network partner the New Zealand Initiative examines how the country’s paternalistic “public health” movement has waged a war ag...

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SPURRING ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NEW ZEALAND WITH SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES

Economic growth is made possible by entrepreneurs responding to local conditions with the unique knowledge they possess about regional needs and wants, but centralized regulatory policy can make that process extraordinarily difficult. To help solve that problem in New Zealand, Atlas Network partner the New Zealand Initiative rel...

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NEW ZEALAND ECONOMIST EXPLAINS EUROPE’S ECONOMIC FAILURE

The world’s economies took a severe blow during and after the financial crisis of 2008, but few regions have experienced consequences as severe and lasting as in Europe. In a new book-length analysis from Atlas Network partner the New Zealand Initiative, economist Oliver Hartwich examines how Europe fell from being regarded as a...

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LEARNING FROM SWITZERLAND’S DECENTRALIZED MODEL

For countries with a dominant central government, public officials may have trouble imagining competition between local and regional jurisdictions. In a new article from a series by Atlas Network partner Avenir Suisse, Oliver Hartwich — a former London resident and current executive director of New Zealand–based Atlas Network pa...

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