News and commentary

Keep informed with news and analysis of topical policy issues from IGPS staff, our senior associates, and other researchers.

  • How intolerant is New Zealand?

    Bryce Edwards evaluates an ongoing post-Christchurch debate: how true is it that New Zealand society is characterised by intolerance and discrimination?

  • Electricity Price Review protects the industry, not consumers

    The Electricity Price Review has produced its second report, outlining options for making electricity pricing more "fair".   Big corporates and their shareholders can sleep easy."Fairness", as conceived by the review panel, turns out to mean protection for the industry's asset values and profits against anything that might seriously break down its monopolistic stranglehold on residential consumers.

  • Drinking water linked to NZ cancer rates?

    Last year, a Danish study reported a link between nitrate in drinking water and the risk of developing colorectal (bowel) cancer. This finding could have important implications for New Zealanders.