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Experts come together to improve NZ's literacy standards

Professor James Chapman and Dr Jennifer Buckingham, guest presenters at the New Zealand Initiative Literacy workshop talk to Kamahl Santamaria, TVNZ 1 Breakfast about NZ's literacy standards, which has been described as a 'national scandal'. 

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TVNZ 1 Breakfast
15 May, 2022

Media Release: Government, Reserve Bank, must learn inflation lessons – report

Wellington (Thursday, 24 March 2022) – Kiwis households are paying more than $3,000 extra on essentials than they were 12 months ago, and policies implemented by the Government and Reserve Bank are contributing to the problem, according to new research from The New Zealand Initiative. The rising cost of living for Kiwis, shows New Zealand has the second-highest inflation rate among our major trading partners, besides the USA, and this is plausibly the result of excessive government stimulus. Read more

Media release
24 March, 2022

Media Release: Expensive climate policies have "no effect on emissions" – report

Wellington (Tuesday, 22 March 2022) – New Zealand is already on track to its emissions targets and the government’s new climate change policies will have almost no effect on emissions, says a new report by public policy think tank The New Zealand Initiative. The report, Pretence of Necessity by Senior Economist Matt Burgess, shows that existing policies are enough and further policies are optional but not necessary to reach net zero emissions by 2050. Read more

Media release
21 March, 2022

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