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Our goal is to contribute to improving New Zealanders’ lives. Our researchers engage with New Zealand’s policy-making process and work with people to make New Zealand a better place environmentally, socially and economically.

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More events

Upcoming events

  • Politicians, Public Servants, and the Health of the People

    Sir David Skegg argues that failures in public health leadership and action reflect both a lack of political will, and weaknesses in the NZ public service.

    Venue: Old Government Buildings, lecture theatre 2

  • The Future of Food in 2050

    The future of food will depend on how we deal with water, soil, climate, waste, pollution, and population growth. The only certainty? Change.

    Venue: Old Government Buildings, lecture theatre 2

More commentaries

Latest commentaries

  • Electricity Price Review lets consumers down

    The profit-takers running our electricity industry will find nothing in the government's Electricity Price Review to disturb their neoliberal thinking, says Geoff Bertram.

  • The great working group stocktake

    As we approach the end of Jacinda Ardern's ‘year of delivery’, and with the next election a year away, Max Rashbrooke examines the state of play with the government’s critical working groups.