Podcast: Localism with Malcolm Alexander

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Malcolm Alexander
15 March, 2023

For years, The New Zealand Initiative has argued for the case for localism in New Zealand, which is one of the most centralised countries in the world. According to a recent tax sharing poll, 70% of people support keeping tax revenue in their communities.

In this week's podcast, Oliver Hartwich is joined by Malcolm Alexander, consultant and former chief executive of LGNZ, to discuss all things localism - including incentives and funding mechanisms for local councils, three waters, and the government's penchant for centralisation.

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