Working papers

These publications record events and/or the current state of play on a specific issue of interest, usually to help shape or inform an existing project.

2024

2023

Working Paper 2023/04 – Analysing Carbon Offset Information Disclosed in 2021 and 2022 Annual Reports of NZSX-listed companies

Part of the NZSX-listed series.

Work in progress

Working Paper 2023/05 – Analysing COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Information Disclosed in 2020–2022 Annual Reports of NZSX-listed Companies

Part of the NZSX-listed series.

Work in progress

Working Paper 2023/06 – Collating climate statements contained in 2023 Annual Reports of NZSX-listed companies

Part of the NZSX-listed series.

Work in progress

Working Paper 2023/07 – Analysing TCFD Information Disclosed in 2017–2022 Annual Reports of NZSX-listed Companies

Part of the NZSX-listed series.

Work in progress

2022

Working Paper 2022/15 – Reviewing Voluntary Reporting Frameworks Mentioned in 2018–2021 Annual Reports from NZSX-listed companies

Part of the NZSX-listed series.

October 2022
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Working Paper 2022/14 – Reviewing TCFD information in 2017–2021 reports of NZSX-listed companies

Part of the NZSX-listed series.

September 2022
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Working Paper 2022/13 – Analysis of COVID-19 wage subsidy in 2020 Annual Reports by NZSX-listed companies

Part of the NZSX-listed series.

This Working Paper has been moved to 2023.

Working Paper 2022/12 – Analysis of NZSX-listed companies in terms of market capitalisation and net assets in their 2018-2021 annual reports

Part of the NZSX-listed series.

This Working Paper has been moved to 2023.

Working Paper 2022/11 – Analysis of Non-IFRS information in 2020 Annual Reports by NZSX-listed companies

Part of the NZSX-listed series.

This Working Paper has been moved to 2023.

Working Paper 2022/10 – New Zealand King Salmon key documents 2012–2022

May 2022
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Working Paper 2022/09

(To be advised)

Working Paper 2022/08 – Analysis of Poverty in Government Department Strategies as at 31 December 2021

Part of the GDS Index series.

November 2022
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Working Paper 2022/07 – Analysis of Climate Change in Government Department Strategies as at 31 December 2021

Part of the GDS Index series.

November 2022
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Working Paper 2022/06 – Strategy Maps: Copies of All Strategy Maps Found in Government Department Strategies in Operation as at 31 December 2021

Part of the GDS Index series.

June 2022
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Working Paper 2022/05 – Best Practice: Guidance for Policy Analysts Preparing Government Department Strategy Documents

Part of the GDS Index series.

July 2022
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Working Paper 2022/04 – Analysis of Government Department Strategies Between 1 July 1994 and 31 December 2021

Part of the GDS Index series.

December 2022
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Working Paper 2022/03 – Scoring Tables Collating and Ranking Government Department Strategies in Operation as at 31 December 2021

Part of the GDS Index series.

July 2022
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Working Paper 2022/02 – Complete Lists of Government Department Strategies Between 1 July 1994 and 31 December 2021

Part of the GDS Index series.

July 2022
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Working Paper 2022/01 – Methodology for the 2021 Government Department Strategies Index

Part of the GDS Index series.

August 2022
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2021

Working Paper 2021/15 – Looking for a taxonomy for Aotearoa New Zealand’s oceans

November 2021
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Working Paper 2021/14 – The role of ocean water temperature in climate change policy – A New Zealand King Salmon case study

November 2021
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Background to Project OneOceanNZ and Project ClimateChangeNZ

Working Paper 2021/13 – Analysis of priorities mentioned in Minister of Finance Budget speeches since 2006

October 2021
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Working Paper 2021/12 – Analysis of Non-IFRS information in 2020 annual reports by NZSX-listed companies

Note: This working paper has been moved to 2022.

Working Paper 2021/11 – Analysis of Donations and Political Donations in 2020 Annual Reports by NZSX-listed companies

September 2021
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Working Paper 2021/10 – Analysis of existing scenarios in Aotearoa New Zealand

May 2022
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Background to Project ForesightNZ and Project ClimateChangeNZ

Working Paper 2021/09 – Analysis of climate change reporting in the public and private sectors

December 2021
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Background to Project ReportingNZ

Working Paper 2021/08 – Methodology for the 2021 Government Department Strategies Index Aotearoa New Zealand

Note: This working paper has been moved to 2022.

Working Paper 2021/07 – Scoping the use of the term ‘climate scenarios’ and other climate-related terms in Aotearoa New Zealand and international literature.

May 2022
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Learn more about this working paper.

Appendix 1: Climate-scenario bibliography
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Background to Project ClimateChangeNZ

Working Paper 2021/06 – Reviewing TCFD information in 2017–2020 annual reports of NZSX-listed companies

June 2021
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Background to Project ReportingNZ

Working Paper 2021/05 – Climate Change glossary

Note: This working paper has been combined into Working Paper 2021/07 – Scoping the use of the term ‘climate scenarios’ and other climate-related terms in Aotearoa New Zealand and international literature.

Working Paper 2021/04 – Reviewing voluntary reporting frameworks mentioned in 2018–2020 annual reports

December 2021
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Background to Project ReportingNZ

Working Paper 2021/03 – Analysis of independent bodies’ responses to climate change

Note: This working paper has been combined into Working Paper 2021/01 – Timeline of climate change institutions and instruments since 1980 and Discussion Paper 2022/01 – Establishing reference climate scenarios for Aotearoa New Zealand.

Working Paper 2021/02b – Analysis of poverty in Government Department Strategies as at 31 December 2020

Note: This working paper has been moved to 2022.

Working Paper 2021/02a – Climate change analysis of Government Department Strategies as at 31 December 2020

May 2021
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Working Paper 2021/02 – List of Government Department Strategies as at 31 December 2020

April 2021
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Download (draft Excel of additions and deletions between 1 Jan 2019 and 31 Dec 2020, as at 1 Apr 2021)

Background to Project ClimateChangeNZ

Working Paper 2021/01 – Timeline of climate-related policy (institutions, legislation, international commitments, instruments and Conference of Parties)

November 2021
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Background to Project ClimateChangeNZ

2020

Working Paper 2020/12 – An analysis of the responses to the ‘Open Letter to District Health Boards (dated 25 March 2020)’

April 2021
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Note: Early drafts were circulated from early December 2020 and the working paper was then recirculated to DHBs for final comment. This is the final.

Schedule of DHB correspondence between 28 April 2020 and 17 September 2020.
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Excel of DHB stock data between April 2020 and 17 September 2020. This Excel is as at 19 March 2021.
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Background to Project PandemicNZ

Working Paper 2020/11 – A List of Coalition Agreements and Support Agreements since 1996

December 2020
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Background to Project CivicsNZ

Working Paper 2020/10 – A List of Royal Commissions since 1868

March 2021
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Background to Project CivicsNZ

Working Paper 2020/09 – A Forestry-Centric Investigation of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme

November 2020
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Background to Project ClimateChangeNZ

Working Paper 2020/08 – Analysis of the 2017 Labour-Green Party Confidence and Supply Agreement, three years on

September 2020
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Background to Project CivicsNZ

Working Paper 2020/07 – Analysis of the 2017 Labour-New Zealand First Coalition Agreement, three years on

September 2020
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Background to Project CivicsNZ

Working Paper 2020/06 – Letter to the Minister on AgResearch’s approval for GM animals in light of pandemic risk

July 2020
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Background to Project PandemicNZ and Project PublicScienceNZ

Working Paper 2020/05 – Reviewing Voluntary Reporting Frameworks Mentioned in 2019 Annual Reports

June 2020
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Background to Project ReportingNZ

Working Paper 2020/04 – Analysis of Climate Reporting in the Public and Private Sectors

June 2020
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Background to Project ReportingNZ and Project ClimateChangeNZ

Working Paper 2020/03 – Reporting Requirements of Five Types of Entities

June 2020
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Background to Project ReportingNZ

Working Paper 2020/02 – The Role of a Directors’ Report: An analysis of the legislative requirements of selected Commonwealth countries

May 2020
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Background to Project ReportingNZ 

Working Paper 2020/01 – Analysis of options if P2/N95 masks are no longer available

April 2020
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2019

2018/01 – NZSX-listed Company Tables

March 2018
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Supporting Paper 2018/01 – Methodology for Working Paper 2018/01
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Background to Project ReportingNZ

2011/20 – Foresight in New Zealand

December 2011
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Prepared for the International Conference on Strategic Foresight in National Government, held in Seoul on December 6–8, 2011.