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AUT Emeritus Professor Ian Shirley has submitted to the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy, noting the fundamental shift in social policy that it represents.You can read his submission here
Nov 29 2018
On 29th November 2018, The Policy Observatory will launch a new report by Professor Edwina
WZ, AUT City Campus, 6 St Paul Street, Auckland
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Nov 01 2018
Join the discussion with Max Rashbrooke - along with Professor Jennifer Curtin and Dr Peter
WG703, WG Building, AUT City Campus, 55 Wellesley St E
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Professor Ivan Snook, one of New Zealand’s finest educators, has died. A former colleague who was widely respected as both a scholar and a gentleman, Ivan stood out among his peers as a man of substance. He was respected as an educator with his views on neoliberal education standing today as an indictment of the read more
Sep 06 2018
Join us for the launch of Merja Myllylahti’s new report: Google, Facebook and New Zealand
Level 7 foyer, WF (Business) building, 42 Wakefield Street, Auckland CBD
5:45pm - 6:30pm
Keri Mills’ Briefing Paper, The Moriori myth and why it’s still with us, was picked up by The Spinoff and Newshub, and has been widely shared on social media. Keri’s piece was written in response to the use of the Moriori story to justify colonisation: if Māori wiped out a pre-existing civilisation, then how can read more
The transition to a low-emissions landscape is a new project page on our website. It highlights a series of projects Senior Researcher David Hall is undertaking on various aspects of afforestation, and includes links to the projects’ outputs. You can read more about this work here:https://thepolicyobservatory.aut.ac.nz/publications/the-transition-to-a-low-emissions-landscape
Overlooked until now, climate finance may be the answer to a low-emissions future for New Zealand.That's the message from The Policy Observatory's Dr David Hall and Sam Lindsay of economic research collective Mōhio, who prepared the report for the Ministry of Environment. Investigating opportunities for New Zealand in climate finance, they outline ten recommendations.The report, read more
Apr 11 2018
Join Ann Pettifor, UK economist, for a seminar on the role of money and debt
WG 801-2, AUT city campus, 55 Wellesley Street
2:00pm - 3:30pm
AUT Emeritus Professor Ian Shirley has submitted to the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy, noting the fundamental shift in social policy that it represents.You can read his submission here
Professor Ivan Snook, one of New Zealand’s finest educators, has died. A former colleague who was widely respected as both a scholar and a gentleman, Ivan stood out among his peers as a man of substance. He was respected as an educator with his views on neoliberal education standing today as an indictment of the read more
Keri Mills’ Briefing Paper, The Moriori myth and why it’s still with us, was picked up by The Spinoff and Newshub, and has been widely shared on social media. Keri’s piece was written in response to the use of the Moriori story to justify colonisation: if Māori wiped out a pre-existing civilisation, then how can read more
The transition to a low-emissions landscape is a new project page on our website. It highlights a series of projects Senior Researcher David Hall is undertaking on various aspects of afforestation, and includes links to the projects’ outputs. You can read more about this work here:https://thepolicyobservatory.aut.ac.nz/publications/the-transition-to-a-low-emissions-landscape
Overlooked until now, climate finance may be the answer to a low-emissions future for New Zealand.That's the message from The Policy Observatory's Dr David Hall and Sam Lindsay of economic research collective Mōhio, who prepared the report for the Ministry of Environment. Investigating opportunities for New Zealand in climate finance, they outline ten recommendations.The report, read more
There have been many eulogies and tributes paid to Jim Anderton since he died in Christchurch just two weeks short of his 80th birthday. While the Policy Observatory traditionally focuses on policy structures and systems rather than personalities Anderton was clearly a politician who stood out because of his principled and courageous approach, and his read more
The Policy Observatory’s David Hall has a New Zealand Herald opinion piece calling for the government’s billion trees policy to include natives. David argues that while tree planting has a fiscal case, native trees have additional value - social and cultural. Read more here: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11972106 read more
The Policy Observatory’s Dr David Hall, along with collaborator Sam Lindsay, were recently awarded a $50,000 grant through Foundation North's Gulf Innovation Fund Together (GIFT) to work towards piloting a Permanent Forest Bond in the Hauraki Gulf catchment.Soil erosion, native biodiversity and reducing net greenhouse gas emissions are challenges that can be addressed, in part, read more
Money is moving in, out and around New Zealand, largely directed by people’s spending and investment choices. But how do investment decisions shape the world we live in? And how can we ensure that our investments sow the seeds of future prosperity, rather than blow financial bubbles in markets like housing?The second conversation for The read more
Nov 29 2018
On 29th November 2018, The Policy Observatory will launch a new report by Professor Edwina
WZ, AUT City Campus, 6 St Paul Street, Auckland
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Nov 01 2018
Join the discussion with Max Rashbrooke - along with Professor Jennifer Curtin and Dr Peter
WG703, WG Building, AUT City Campus, 55 Wellesley St E
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sep 06 2018
Join us for the launch of Merja Myllylahti’s new report: Google, Facebook and New Zealand
Level 7 foyer, WF (Business) building, 42 Wakefield Street, Auckland CBD
5:45pm - 6:30pm
Apr 11 2018
Join Ann Pettifor, UK economist, for a seminar on the role of money and debt
WG 801-2, AUT city campus, 55 Wellesley Street
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Mar 01 2018
Medium density housing is rapidly gaining momentum throughout New Zealand as a way to deliver
WG Building, AUT
1:30pm - 5:00pm
Jan 30 2018
Join visiting journalist and academic Dr Michael Horowitz for a colloquium and discussion on possible
WF214, AUT Business Building, 42 Wakefield Street
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Dec 11 2017
In December 1967 the Woodhouse Report was released, recommending a no-fault accident compensation scheme for
WF710, WF Building, AUT
10:00am - 3:00pm
Aug 03 2017
Chaired by AUT Adjunct Professor Rod Oram, this is the third of a series of
WG308, Sir Paul Reeves Building, AUT
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Jul 20 2017
Chaired by AUT Adjunct Professor Rod Oram, this is the second of a series of
WA224 Conference Centre, AUT
5:30pm - 7:00pm