A non-partisan think tank working towards a sustainable future for New Zealand.The Institute applies hindsight, insight and foresight to explore major challenges and opportunities facing New Zealand over the long term.
GummonMateVote: It’s just two ticks, plays on Pasifika slang (pronunciation of a hard C as G is common) and humour. The initiative has now been officially launched with posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Learn more here. Watch Resonate‘s GummonMateVote video. If you would like to buy a #GummonMateVote t’shirt, visit our online shop here.
Newsletter: McGuinness Institute Annual Newsletter – Issue 18
Think Piece: Think piece 26 – Doing Something About Poverty in New Zealand
Submission: Potential relocation of salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds
Working Paper 2017/02: Letter to the Minister on New Zealand King Salmon
TacklingPovertyNZ workshop outputs are now published
The 2016 TacklingPovertyNZ regional tour would not have been possible without the ongoing support of the New Zealand Treasury and the Councils concerned – Queenstown Lakes District Council, Manawatu District Council, Rotorua Lakes Council, Gisborne District Council and Far North District Council.
To date we have published a discussion paper on each of the five areas visited (see here), a working paper that outlines the methodology, results and observations from the tour (see here) and a demarcation zones proposal that was sent to the Right Honourable Bill English on 21 December 2016 for his consideration (see here).
Think Piece 26
Think Piece 26 – Doing Something About Poverty in New Zealand discusses what can be done, with seven proposals to address poverty in New Zealand identiﬁed from the 240 ideas that emerged from the TacklingPovertyNZ workshops. Click here to read.
The Institute publishes three newsletters. The overarching newsletter showcases the work of the Institute and is produced annually – it outlines what has happened and what we hope to achieve over the next year. The other two newsletters are research project based, and are published every four months to show and illustrate the narrative and actions happening broadly in New Zealand – see the TalentNZ and TacklingPovertyNZ projects for more information.
As a result of our observation that foresight drives strategy, strategy requires reporting, and reporting shapes foresight, we have developed three interlinking policy projects: ForesightNZ, StrategyNZ and ReportingNZ.
These diverse topics represent areas where New Zealand has the potential to bring about meaningful change. How New Zealand responds to these issues will shape our public policy landscape for generations to come.
The Institute facilitates workshops on public policy issues that are strategic, complex, and long-term in nature. Learn more.
The Institute is currently working on the third edition of Nation Dates for publication. To learn more about the third edition, visit the Nation Dates website.