House prices building

A cunning plan

Like a slowly downloading webpage, is a whole-of-government strategy to solve the interminable housing crisis starting to take shape? Recent reports predict house prices nationwide could fall from their late 2021 peaks by up to 20%. Read more

Roger Partridge
Insights Newsletter
2 September, 2022
Today FM

Dr Oliver Hartwich on the lack of evidence in Ministry of Health policies

The New Zealand Initiative's latest report researched claims made by the Government that systemic racism is to blame for poor Māori health outcomes. It also analysed the Government’s prescription to remedy the situation by prioritising health spending for Māori, especially in Pharmac’s medicine procurement. Read more

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Today FM - Tova with Rachel Smalley
31 August, 2022

Media release: Government’s claims lack evidence and risk overall health benefits – report

Wellington (Tuesday, 30 August 2022) – Fiction over fact is the basis for the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) new policies, research by think tank The New Zealand Initiative reveals. The fact that neither the Government nor the MOH could produce objective data to support their claims that systemic racism is significantly to blame for poor Māori health outcomes is the most alarming revelation in the Initiative’s new report, Every life is worth the same – The case for equal treatment. Read more

Dr Bryce Wilkinson
Media Release
30 August, 2022

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