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About Membership

The New Zealand Initiative is supported by its corporate and individual members. Our members represent the breadth and depth of business in New Zealand and come from a broad range of industries. They are united in their commitment to investing in policy development and public debates about the future of our country.

Through our research and advocacy, The New Zealand Initiative promotes a competitive, open and dynamic economy and a free, prosperous, fair, and cohesive society. Our mission is to help create a free and prosperous New Zealand for all its people.


2019 Board meetings

2019 Members' lunches

14 February

20-21 March (Retreat)

9 May

10 May - Adrian Orr,
Reserve Bank Governor

18 July

15 July - Hon. Phil Twyford,
Minister of Economic Development, Urban Development
and Transport


2 August - Jonathan Haidt,
Author of "The Righteous Mind"

 12 September

7 October - Hon. Grant Robertson,
Finance Minister 

14 November

15 November - Kirk Hope, BusinessNZ &
Oliver Hartwich, NZ Initiative

2020 Board meetings

2020 Members' lunches


 12-13 March (Retreat)


FraserWhineray circleDiversity of thought is very important for establishing the right direction and policy, particularly where it impacts New Zealand and all of its people. The New Zealand Initiative contributes greatly to the domestic conversation by providing broadly researched and well-articulated perspectives.
Fraser Whineray, Chief Executive, Mercury


GrahamRich circle1Without doubt, my practice’s engagement as a member of The New Zealand Initiative has indispensable multi-dimensional value to me. Being an Australian resident for the moment, yet a proud Kiwi for life, it enables me to remain far more connected and involved with issues critical to the future of New Zealand than would otherwise be the case.
Graham Rich, Managing Partner & Publisher, PortfolioConstruction Forum


MalcolmAlexander circleIt is a pleasure to work with the team of The New Zealand Initiative. Their focus on fact-based policy innovation and their openness to work with LGNZ and its members to advance the good of the nation is something I value deeply.
Malcolm Alexander, Chief Executive, Local Government New Zealand

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