Government clean car scheme breaks EV records, but ‘Ute Tax’ may need to rise to pay for discounts. New Zealand broke two records for electric vehicles in the month of December, capping off a year of surging demand for clean cars. Read more
In May 1945, Prime Minister Winston Churchill led Britain to victory. He was celebrated as a hero, but only two months later, the Brits elected a new Parliament and a new Prime Minister, Clement Attlee. Read more
Sean Plunket talks with NZ Initiative's Dr Eric Crampton who gives us an economic wrap-up for 2022. Read more
Mike Hosking discusses Roger Partridge's NZ Herald column about the narrow scope of the Covid-19 Royal Commission. Read more
Mike Hosking discusses Oliver Hartwich's The Australian column about the transparency, honesty, and openness of New Zealand's government. Read more
This week's podcast is a Free Kiwis episode. Drs Michael Johnston and James Kierstead discussed a range of issues with Dr Eric Crampton. Read more
Interview with Roger Partridge, chairman and a co-founder of The New Zealand Initiative.
Jacinda Ardern is under fire for refusing to be held accountable on multiple controversies. Recent polling has showed a significant drop in support for New Zealand’s left-wing Prime Minister. Read more
Mike Hosking discusses Roger Partridge's NZ Herald column on the RMA replacement.
Oliver Hartwich joins Matthew Hooton and Damien Grant on The Working Groups Weekly Political Podcast hosted by Martyn Bradbury.
They discuss a range of issues including:
Issue 1 – New Zealand's manufactured recession
Issue 2 – The tough on crime rhetoric
Issue 3 – Three Waters entrenchment
Issue 4 – National to leave top tax rate
Eric Crampton talks to Kate Hawkesby on Newstalk ZB - Early Edition about the recent increase of the Official Cash Rate (OCR) from 3.5 percent to 4.25 percent. Read more
NZ Initiative’s Eric Crampton chats with Sean Plunket about the OCR increase.
Wellington (Wednesday, 23 November 2022) – In the leadup to today’s Official Cash Rate decision, New Zealand’s economists warn that inflation expectations are unhinged and that government deficits are worsening the problem. They also remind us that New Zealand cannot maintain current employment levels by accepting high inflation rates. Read more