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  • Reflecting on what our housing conversations no longer say 

    Research, New Zealand Institute of Economic (New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2019-04-15)
    New Zealand’s housing conversation has always been a metaphor for different things. When our country was young, and our towns and cities were new, we used to talk about building communities and creating spaces for families. Housing was synonymous with ...
  • Clear as mud? 

    Research, New Zealand Institute of Economic (New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2018-12-30)
    New Zealand’s freshwater resources are under pressure like never before. Public disputes over damming rivers for irrigation, the contamination of water supplies in Havelock North in 2015, and the media drumbeat on the deterioration of water quality and ...
  • Hiking prices and tourism funding: Are we on the right track? 

    Clough, Peter (New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2018-11-30)
    International tourism to New Zealand has grown rapidly in recent years, and in the long hot summer of 2017/18 it made headlines for the wrong reasons, with reports of crowds at the country’s beauty spots and freedom campers despoiling wild places. The ...
  • New government, new monetary policy framework 

    Leung, Christina; Gamperle, Dion (New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2017-11-15)
    The new Labour-New Zealand First coalition Government has indicated it would review the Reserve Bank Act, with consideration of “full employment” to be added to the central bank’s inflation target when setting monetary policy. Monetary policy has been ...

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