As well as all our projects bubbling away, the Institute has been busy preparing submissions on an array of issues relating to our work programme.

Since mid-March 2016, we have prepared five submissions: a tertiary education inquiry by the Productivity Commission; an ETS review by Ministry for the Environment (MfE);  a Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill submission to the local government and environment committee; and MfE consultations on next steps for fresh water and a new Marine Protected Areas Act. You can find the written submission and attachments on the McGuinness Institute submissions page.

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Submission on the new models of tertiary education (May 2016)

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Submission on the consultation for the New Zealand emissions trading scheme review 2015/16 (May 2016)

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Submission on the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill (April 2016)

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Submission on the consultation on next steps for freshwater (April 2016)

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Submission on a new Marine Protected Areas Act
(March 2016)

If you see of any submissions that you think may be of interest to us, please email us at In addition, if you would like to discuss any of the above, or have questions about the Institute, please feel free to contact us. To find out more about our work programme, visit our website.