The New Zealand Policy Unit conducted research between 2006 and 2012. The unit’s work focused on issues specific to New Zealand policy, including tax, government spending, tertiary education and social policy.
The unit also released regular papers in the Issue Analysis series, opinion pieces in major New Zealand news outlets, and articles in Policy Magazine.
For current New Zealand policy issues, we recommend the work of the NZ Initiative, established by former CIS Research Fellow Oliver Marc Hartwich in 2012.
CIS New Zealand Policy Unit research:
13 Mar 2014 | Foreign Policy Analysis|
Inventive foreign policy that can simultaneously reassure the Indo-Pacific’s established powers and accommodate Chinese... Read More...
27 Mar 2012 | Policy Forum|
Why are so many New Zealanders flocking to Australian shores, and what can be done to stop the so-called Kiwi ‘brain drain’? In... Read More...
17 Nov 2011 | Issue Analysis|
Government spending in New Zealand has increased enormously over the past decade in order to meet social goals. From 2000-2010... Read More...
20 Aug 2011 | POLICY Magazine|
New Zealand should abandon its electoral system at the November referendum.
26 May 2011 | Policy Monographs|
New Zealand’s proposed liquor legislation marks a return to old attitudes towards alcohol regulation that perversely believe,... Read More...
Opinion & Commentary
15 Dec 2011 | The Australian Financial Review|
New Zealand’s realistic policy approach, combined with its almost defunct carbon market, should be a real wake-up call ... Read More
24 Nov 2011 | The Age|
SINCE 2008, New Zealand has been led by former investment banker John Key's National Party. The party campaigned on growing ... Read More
24 Nov 2011 | Australian Financial Review|
New Zealand must overcome challenging economic conditions, writes Luke Malpass... Read More
18 Nov 2011 | The National Business Review|
NZ’s decade long spending binge was prosperity wasted.... Read More
10 Jun 2011 | The Dominion Post|
Minimum wages hurt employment prospects for the people they're intended to help.... Read More