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Roger Partridge

Senior Fellow & Chairman

Roger Partridge is chairman and a co-founder of The New Zealand Initiative and is a senior member of its research team. He led law firm Bell Gully as executive chairman from 2007 to 2014, after 16 years as a commercial litigation partner. Roger was executive director of the Legal Research Foundation, a charitable foundation associated with the University of Auckland, from 2001 to 2009, and was a member of the Council of the New Zealand Law Society, the governing body of the legal profession in New Zealand, from 2011 to 2015. He is a chartered member of the Institute of Directors, a member of the University of Auckland Business School advisory board, a member of the editorial board of the New Zealand Law Review and a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.

Latest reports:

Research Note: Nothing costs nothing: Why unjustified dismissal laws should not apply to the highly paid (2021)
Submission: The third consultation round of phase 2 of The Reserve Bank Act review
(2020)
Roadmap for Recovery: Briefing to the Incoming Government (2020)
Policy Point: Extra quarantine capacity for 'critical workers' is critical
(2020)
Research Note: The rule of law or the law of rulers (2020)
Submission: Better protections for contractors (2020)
Work in Progress: Why Fair Pay Agreements would be bad for labour (2019)
Who guards the guards? Regulatory governance in New Zealand (2018)

 

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Phone: +64 4 499 0790

Email: roger.partridge@nzinitiative.org.nz

Recent Work

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Circuit-breaker lockdown needed (but not the one you're thinking of)

Earlier this week, epidemiologist and media personality Professor Michael Baker was reported saying, "It's hard to imagine any justification for lowering the alert level in Auckland." In case readers in Auckland think they have misread that, Baker didn't say, "It's a tight call, but on balance… ." The Professor said it's "hard to imagine any justification." Forget the hospitality businesses going to the wall. Or the hairdressers, beauticians and gym-owners defaulting on their mortgages. Read more

Roger Partridge
Insights Newsletter
5 November, 2021
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Mike Hosking reviews Roger Partridge's NZ Herald article on the government's response to the Covid Delta outbreak

On Newstalk ZB, Mike Hosking reviews and reads out parts of Roger Partridge's latest NZ Herald article "Covid Delta outbreak: An end to New Zealand exceptionalism". Roger says If Auckland takes the full eight weeks to work its way through the Government’s “three-step plan” for Alert Level 3, 1.6 million Kiwis will have endured amongst the world’s strictest restrictions for more than half a year. Read more

Roger Partridge
Newstalk ZB - Mike Hosking Breakfast
13 October, 2021
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Mike Hosking appraises Roger Partridge's NZ Herald article on the Ministry of Health and pandemic policy

On Newstalk ZB, Mike Hosking reviews Roger Partridge's latest NZ Herald article "Should the Ministry of Health be responsible for pandemic policy?" Roger highlights various studies that have called for a dedicated agency to manage New Zealand's pandemic response. The NZ Herald article "Should the Ministry of Health be responsible for pandemic policy? Read more

Roger Partridge
Newstalk ZB - Mike Hosking Breakfast
8 September, 2021
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Mike Hosking reviews Roger Partridge' NZ Herald article on the Governments' Covid strategy

Mike Hosking reads out Roger Partridges' opinion piece (published in the NZ Herald) about why the Government can't drive covid strategy by looking backwards. Roger points out that looking back at what worked on the early part of the Covid journey may not help with what is in front of us now and looking backwards is a big part of New Zealand's current predicament. Read more

Roger Partridge
Newstalk ZB- Mike Hosking Breakfast
2 September, 2021
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A labour market reform that would improve productivity growth

Readers of this column will be only too well aware why the Government’s proposals to return to compulsory, occupation-wide collective bargaining (misleadingly dubbed “Fair Pay Agreements”) will damage New Zealand’s already fragile productivity growth. The evidence is set out in black and white in The New Zealand Initiative’s 2019 report, Work in Progress: Why Fair Pay Agreements would be bad for labour. Read more

Roger Partridge
NZ Herald
22 June, 2021

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