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Media Release: Historical insights into the Labour government's cyclical overspending

Wellington (Thursday, 5 October 2023) - As New Zealand has already begun to vote in the 2023 election, The New Zealand Initiative releases this timely research note which takes a deep examination of our country’s government spending patterns over the last century. This research note, written by Dr Bryce Wilkinson, analyses the six-year spending spree of the current Labour government in the context of historical precedents. Read more

Dr Matthew Birchall
5 October, 2023

Webinar: Data down under: An expert panel discussion on quantitative research in the Aotearoa New Zealand education sector

Dr Valerie Sotardi, a Senior Lecturer of Educational Psychology at the University of Canterbury, facilitates this webinar to discuss expert views and opinions on quantitative research in the current education landscape. Joining her in this panel discussion are Dr Michael Johnston, Agate Ponder-Sutton, and Stuart McNaughton. Read more

Dr Michael Johnston
Dr Valerie Sotardi, Agate Ponder-Sutton and Stuart McNaughton
4 October, 2023
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Media Release: “The Deficit Diaries: Six years of red” unveils Labour’s fiscal miscalculations

Wellington (Tuesday, 26 September 2023) - As we approach the 2023 election, New Zealanders must learn from the overly optimistic projections presented by Labour before the 2017 election. New Zealand cannot afford a repeat of this fiscal recklessness. Read more

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Dr Bryce Wilkinson
26 September, 2023

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