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A crisis of ambition

When the Coalition Government took office last October, it inherited a country on a precipice. With persistent inflation, decades of insipid productivity growth and crises in healthcare, education, housing and law and order, it is no exaggeration to suggest New Zealand's first-world status was at stake. Read more

Roger Partridge
NZ Herald
18 April, 2024
2024 04 18 Germany dual education Episode Website

Podcast: Germany's dual education system

Oliver and Michael talk about Germany's dual education system with Rachel Simpson, Manager for Education, Skills and Immigration at Business NZ. Recently, Michael and Rachel were on a business delegation to Germany to find out about their dual education system first-hand. Read more

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Dr Michael Johnston
Rachel Simpson
18 April, 2024

Retreating for good

Adam Smith warned that meetings of people of the same trade quickly turn into conspiracies against the public or contrivances to raise prices. He neglected to mention the benefits of meetings of people from vastly different trades. Read more

Dr Eric Crampton
Insights Newsletter
12 April, 2024
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Podcast: Education for neurodivergent students

In this episode, Michael talks to Holly Gooch and Izzy Bremner, from The Hyphen Project, about what it might be like for people who are perhaps not considered the "norm" in our large school system. They talk about The Hyphen Project, which is a talent incubator for 16-19 year olds who are talented, neurodivergent and have not gotten on well with the mainstream education system. Read more

Dr Michael Johnston
Holly Gooch & Izzy Bremner
11 April, 2024

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