Completely unrecognisable from the early 1900s, the rise of craft and low-alcohol beer as niche sub-sectors has significantly shifted New Zealand’s beer industry.

Consumer confidence is at the lowest it’s been since 1988. Households have been battered by tough economic conditions and fear it will get worse.

The social impacts of COVID-19 are evident in the latest wellbeing statistics.

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Our latest mahi


Many homes in New Zealand are not providing adequate protection from winter conditions.


The funding has made a transformative contribution to the region.

Our latest pro bono


A series that shares the common themes that were discussed at our green pro bono focus groups.


Our final article in our pro-bono series on kaupapa, accountability, and value takes a look back.