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Upcoming events

  • The Grass Can Be Greener: Sharing the Cost of the Climate

    Russell Norman, Richard Wagstaff and Catherine Leining will discuss how taxes can help us shift towards a carbon-neutral economy.

    Venue: Old Government Building lecture theatre 1

  • Open Government: Getting It Right

    How can New Zealand meet its open government goals? Keitha Booth takes a hard look at the Open Government Partnership National Action Plan.

    Venue: Rutherford House lecture theatre 2

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