Category: Further Reading

Why councils want to keep a lid on their population growth – Pattrick Smellie

OPINION: Towards the end of next month, a group of chief executives from some of New Zealand’s largest companies will get on a plane together for a week-long study tour of Switzerland’s model for local government. The field trip is a testament to a five-year effort by the New Zealand Initiative, a business think tank, to foster debate about how hard-wired our local councils are towards resisting population growth, because of the need for new infrastructure. Click here to view original web page at...

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Seeking a sustainable finance plan for the UK

As part of its involvement in CUSP, the Aldersgate Group is launching a one-year project to understand how to increase private investment in green infrastructure. In this blog, research fellow and project lead Alex White explains how we will be looking at the most material barriers and considering the solutions to incentivise greater investment in the projects that will underpin the UK’s upcoming policy packages. (This article first appeared in Business Green, 24 April 2017.) Click here to view original web page at...

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‘I can’t disagree strongly enough with the perception of too many migrants’

OPINION: Immigration is fast becoming a beat-up in the pre-election political football match. Europe arguably has a migrant crisis. New Zealand doesn’t, although politicians would probably disagree. OPINION: Immigration is fast becoming a beat-up in the pre-election political football match. We have reports about the top source countries for migrants and the Government has vowed to cut immigration. Except, in big-picture terms, […] Click here to view original web page at...

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How many people do you want living in New Zealand?

Firstly an admission – personally I don’t want 10 million people living in New Zealand which is how many the current rate of immigration will deliver in 40 years. One of the things I love about coming back here from overseas is the fact that we have so much space. But that is just my selfish opinion, and this is a democracy. I’m interested to hear what other people think and why. Click here to view original web page at...

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Revealed: The world’s happiest, safest and richest countries

The world’s most prosperous country? It’s New Zealand (again) Credit: shirophoto – Fotolia The Global Prosperity Index , published each year by the London-based Legatum Institute, ranks 149 of the world’s nations according to nine key sub-indices – but with a whopping 104 different “variables”. The usual suspects – […] Click here to view original web page at...

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