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WakaNZ: Navigating with foresight – exploring a post-Treaty settlement New Zealand
This press release discusses the start of the four-day WakaNZ workshop that brings together thirty-six 18-25 year old rangatahi to explore what a post-Treaty settlement New Zealand might look like. Held in collaboration with the New Zealand Treasury.
This press release discusses the workshop TacklingPovertyNZ: Exploring ways to reduce poverty in New Zealand on 6–9 December 2015.
This media release discusses the publication of Think Piece 22: Proposal for the Creation of an Oceans Institution on Friday, 13 November 2015.
This press release discusses the outcomes from a discussion at the One Ocean launch discussion event held in Auckland on Tuesday, 12 May 2015.
This media release discusses the launch of theTalentNZ Menu of Initiatives publication and website held at the NZX on Wednesday, 11 June 2014.
Time for New Zealand to revisit the genetic modification debate (Attachments: The Firsty Forty years of GM: By the Numbers, The Three Stage Process)
McGuinness Institute’s latest report assesses 40 years of GM public policy in New Zealand and concludes there is more work to do
Following the success of the EmpowerNZ: Drafting a Constitution for the 21st Century workshop late last year, the Institute is inviting the participants to come together to finish the task.
The McGuinness Institute announces Charlotte Greenfield and Darren Zhang as recipients of the Sir Paul Callaghan Science Meets Humanities Scholarship.
The McGuinness Institute announces the release of A 2012 Youth Statement on New Zealand’s Long-term Fiscal Position. Photos and captions can be found here.
The Treaty is important, but it is not the only constitutional conversation New Zealanders must have
The McGuinness Institute announces the release of Report 14 which documents and reflects on the EmpowerNZ workshop. Photos and captions can be found here.
The McGuinness Institute commemorates the success of Sir Paul Callaghan’s presentation at StrategyNZ in March 2011 with the release of six new videos.
The EmpowerNZ website is launched today as part of the Sustainable Future Institute’s Project Constitutional Review.
With the aim of inspiring New Zealanders to think about our long-term future, and to provide optimism for the way forward, Nation Dates will proudly be launched on Tuesday 6 September at Unity Books Wellington.
‘The time is right for the New Zealand government to develop a plan for the adoption of integrated reporting, a report that would in effect replace the current annual report and deliver more useful information to investors and other stakeholders.’
The Sustainable Future Institute congratulates the Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) on announcing the formation of the International Integrated Reporting Committee (IIRC).
The Institute signed a Memorandum of understanding with the Millennium Institute making Sustainable Future the New Zealand Node of the Millennium Project.
The Institute is concerned about the procedural limitations surrounding public notifications as evidenced on the Electoral Referendum Bill.
With the election upon us, now is the time for New Zealanders to develop a national strategy, not because we have to, but because we want what it can deliver.
Today the Sustainable Future Institute opens the doors of its new James Duncan Reference Library, established to provide a record of long-term thinking in New Zealand.
In order to consider the next steps forward for genetic modification in New Zealand, it is vital to look at the history of the issue, says Sustainable Future Institute in its just released report, The History of Genetic Modification in New Zealand.
The partnership between central and local government towards building a sustainable nation is at present ‘messy’ and ‘clumsy’, according to latest research from Sustainable Future Institute.
A lack of a strategic government framework for sustainable development is being highlighted in the initial results from an ambitious research project looking at how New Zealand may look 50 years into the future.