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New Zealand Initiative director Dr Oliver Hartwich

'Ineffective' regulations pushing house prices up

Thu 16 Jul 4

A report by the New Zealand Initiative shows an “ill-justified campaign” to reduce workplace falls from heights is adding thousands of dollars to the cost of new homes.


New Zealand Initiative director Oliver Hartwich talks about work safety regulations on NBR Radio and on demand on MyNBR Radio.

RBNZ's Wheeler: latest crisis could force him into a third rate cut (Rob Hosking)

Greek tragedy, Chinese burn could hit NZ economy

Tue 30 Jun 2

This is not only a Greek story: for New Zealand it is more a China story.


Jason Walls talks about Greece on NBR Radio and on demand via MyNBR Radio.

New Zealand Initiative director Dr Oliver Hartwich

Pope talking 'drivel' on the role of markets, says NZ Initiative head

Fri 26 Jun 14

The pope's discussion of 'relativism', relating to the potential for people to treat one another as objects, Dr Oliver Hartwich says is confused.

New Zealand Initiative head of research Dr Eric Crampton

IMF's controversial call leaves experts scratching their heads

Thu 18 Jun 1

An IMF report says NZ shouldn’t worry about paying down its public debt but economists have expressed some concerns.

New Zealand Initiative research fellow Jason Krupp

Millions lost in tax through poor oversight of charities

Wed 20 May 4

A new report calculates the government foregoes about $104m in fiscal revenue a year at the expense of for-profit arms of big charities.


Jason Walls talks about his story on NBR Radio and on demand on MyNBR Radio.

The New Zealand Initiative's Jason Krupp

Editor's Insight: How to turn mining into a bonanza

Mon 23 Mar

A new report puts the onus on central government to turn red tape into "green gold"


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