Media release: Reform needed as Commerce Commission suffers alarming slide in regulatory performance

Wellington (Tuesday, 24 May 2022) – Respect for New Zealand’s commercial regulators has declined over the past four years, research by think tank The New Zealand Initiative reveals. Among the regulators whose influence is felt across the entire economy, the decline in the Commerce Commission’s previously poor performance is the most alarming revelation in the Initiative’s new report, Reassessing the regulators – The Good the Bad and the Commerce Commission. Read more

Media release
24 May, 2022
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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

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