Lord Hannan, a sitting member of the House of Lords and an adviser to the UK Board of Trade, talks to Oliver on this week's episode. They discuss Lord Hannan's background, his role in the Brexit campaign and his point of view on the UK's progress since its withdrawal from the EU. Read more
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New Zealand’s infrastructure is under intense scrutiny. From Three Waters to Cyclone Gabrielle, from ruptured pipes in Wellington to growing traffic congestion in Auckland, vulnerabilities in New Zealand’s infrastructure network are glaringly apparent. Read more
The incoming government has been entrenched in drawn-out coalition negotiations. Across the table from National Party leader Christopher Luxon sit the leaders of two minor parties, both basking in the now-fading glow of recent electoral successes, eagerly eyeing their slices of the economic pie. Read more
Writing about European affairs for a New Zealand audience may seem, at first glance, a bit of a strange pastime. What happens in European domestic politics rarely seems to matter down here. Read more
The incoming Government needs to make improving education a major priority. Achieving that will take decisive action, and many years of effort. Read more
We are pleased to announce the release of our groundbreaking report, Irish Secrets - An Irish lesson in prosperity. Written by Dr Oliver Hartwich, Executive Director of The New Zealand Initiative, and featuring a foreword by Fraser Whineray, head of the delegation to Ireland, this report summarises what New Zealand can learn from Ireland. Read more
On Newstalk ZB's Early Edition, Dr Eric Crampton talks to Kate Hawkesby about Labour's pledge to help new supermarket retailers and warns against subsidising entry for new chains. Listen to his interview below. Read more
Dr Eric Crampton appeared on The Platform to talk with Sean Plunket about grocery competition and the 'weetbix war' between The Warehouse and Sanitarium. You can find a snippet of their conversation below. Read more
Dr. Oliver Hartwich is joined by Gene Tunny, of the Centre for Independent Studies in Sydney, for a discussion about Gene's most recent paper about debunking the arguments behind the Degrowth movement. The New Zealand Initiative · EPS. Read more
Dubai Eye Breakfast: Dr. Oliver Hartwich on a potential CEPA agreement between the UAE and New Zealand.
Dr. Oliver Hartwich appeared on Dubai Eye Breakfast to discuss the implications of a potential Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between the United Arab Emirates and New Zealand.