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Members' lunch with Mayor Wayne Brown

Having been elected Mayor of Auckland, Wayne Brown set out to change the way the city works. With changes to council-controlled bodies, his alternative proposal to the Government’s Three Waters project and the initiative to move the port, Brown has already made his mark – just after about a month in the job. Read more

23 November, 2022
  Member only event
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Report launch: No evidence, no evaluation, no exit

In 2011 New Zealand’s Ministry of Education decided that large, open plan classrooms are the way of the future. They embarked on a policy to replace the country’s classrooms with these Modern Learning Environments in which children are expected to learn in a ‘self-directed’ way. Read more

20 September, 2022
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Members' dinner with Peter Williams

We invite you to join us for a members' dinner with Peter Williams. He will be talking about Three Waters and the future of democracy. Since co-governance and the health of our democracy are of such paramount importance, we appreciate Peter's openness to talk about them. Read more

27 September, 2022
  Member only event
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Members' Zoom meeting with Sir Ian Taylor

Sir Ian Taylor’s recent NZ Herald columns have documented his experience returning to New Zealand and taking part in the government's trial of self-isolation. In this members' Zoom meeting, Sir Ian will detail his experience with government bureaucracy. Read more

29 November, 2021
  Member only event
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Members' Retreat 2022

Our annual members' retreat is a chance to cover the major aspects of New Zealand politics and economics, and will provide plenty of room for discussion, engagement and networking. Please contact Chelsy at for further information. Read more

7 April, 2022
  Member only event
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Members' drinks and networking

We invite members of The New Zealand Initiative to join us for drinks and discussion at a reception with Rt Hon Sir Bill English, Forsyth Barr Managing Director Neil Paviour-Smith and the Initiative’s Director Oliver Hartwich. Now that the election dust has settled, it is time to reflect on the coming Parliamentary term. Read more

9 November, 2020
  Member only event

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