Should we save for now, or do our part in stimulating the economy?
Kiwis are coming home in considerable numbers. Many will bring with them valuable skills and experience, which will be important in rebuilding the economy.
Since it entered power the Government has shown commitment to maintaining and improving our environment.
A $1.6 billion Trades and Apprenticeships Training Package aims to keep people in employment and provide opportunities for those who lost jobs during the COVID-19 crisis.
Big headline increases in housing and health fund improved access for increased demand, but no transformational funding for the social sector and education.
Fit for a rainy day? We discuss our initial reactions to today’s budget. (Video)
A $50 billion response and recovery fund is clearly much more than a textbook response. But job losses and community pain will need more support in coming months.
Now that the rainy day has inarguably arrived, we discuss if this Government will shed its priority fiscal prudence cloak?
Economic projections for the year are looking grim, while stock markets are looking optimistic.
At Level 4 and Level 3 “We got this!” How has our Team of 5 million done?
The doughnut model encapsulates that economics should be about “meeting the human rights of every person within the means of our life-giving planet.”
Now that the rainy day has inarguably arrived, can this Governement shed its priority fiscal prudence cloak?
NGOs are under increasing pressure, with a rise in demand for their services and insufficient funding.
Kiwis should be encouraged to discover their own country. Districts need to appeal to domestic visitors.
In 2006, new residential houses averaged 191 square meters in size. By 2010, the average size of new builds had increased to 200 square metres. Has this continued?
We have an opportunity to invest in smart, digital and green infrastructure that will mitigate climate change and protect the environment.
Local government must reject the austerity route peddled by some and be openly more active in the post-COVID economy to underpin community wellbeing.
The COVID-19 outbreak will re-shape the future behaviour of individuals, families, whānau, organisations, businesses, and governments.
We look at the track of new and recovered cases of the virus to see whether the New Zealand community is likely to be able to make that claim by 20 April.
A quick summary of what might happen as New Zealand looks to bounce back from the impact of COVID-19 on the economy. We look at what this means for GDP and unemployment.
Government budgets are different to households. Those saying they are the same are usually protecting the status quo of existing asset owners.
Will the decline in demand for AirBnB and similar visitor accommodation be a gain for affordable housing?
With so much uncertainty surrounding the immediate future in the face of COVID-19 we look at the government response and what this might mean for returning to 'normal'.
In this series of three articles, guest contributor Dr Geoff Bertram debunks many of the myths surrounding government financial arrangements.
Turuki, Turuki, a new report from Hāpaitia te Oranga Tangata looks to the future and makes recommendations on how we can transform our criminal justice system.
The number of cases of COVID-19 virus in the world’s wealthier places like Europe and USA seem to be higher than in the poorer ones like Africa, or even Asia.
COVID-19 has led to the shutdown of international travel and with it the tourism industry. This will be a real blow to New Zealand’s export figures.
It’s only three months into 2020, but we already have the word of the year: unprecedented.
Depending on the specific impacts facing your business there are a range of the relief policies that could help you get through the COVID-19 lockdown.
The 2018 census gives insight into the extent of the mould problem in New Zealand housing.
With the possibility of a deep and prolonged recession because of COVID-19, the news about what happened to GDP in the December 2019 quarter might well pass unremarked.
“Be strong. Be kind. We will be OK.” A rallying call from the Prime Minister accompanied the release of today’s economic support package by the Minister of Finance.
We are looking for a strong senior professional to manage and lead teams and contribute to tackling the challenges our clients face.
For the 2018 Census the overall response rate was 83.3 percent, compared to 92.2 percent for the 2013 Census, a serious decline in the overall response rate.
Under a true wellbeings approach the criminal justice system will require significant transformation.
Fresh from the media lockup, Chief Economist Ganesh Nana, Senior Economist Nick Robertson and Senior Researcher Amanda Reid discuss their impressions of the budget. (Vide