Unemployment has fallen to very low levels during the time of COVID-19. Which groups in the population have benefitted the most? And can low unemployment last?

How has COVID affected NZ’s labour force? Despite the turmoil the pandemic has caused, there has been remarkable stability. But there are challenges ahead.

New Zealand released its first Emissions Reduction Plan, which sets out how we will meet our first emissions budget. The plan seems ambitious and not entirely convincing.

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Our latest mahi


Demand for aged residential care is forecast to increase by an estimated 15,000 beds by 2030 but an unsustainable funding model is threatening fair access to care.


New research into the migrant pay gap in New Zealand has revealed concerning inequities between migrants from different countries of birth.

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.