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Crossroads and roundabouts

New Zealand needs to be presented choices for our future. It needs to have clear-cut alternatives offered by its parties. It needs to ensure that we solve today’s problems and not leave them to future generations. [...]

Manifesto 2017

Election years should be festivals of democracy. They should be about debating novel ways of tackling our country’s most pressing problems. [...]

Manifesto 2017

Wouldn't it be good to have an election fought on the issues that matter for the future of the country? [...]

English’s super reset

It is good that Prime Minister Bill English has restarted the Super debate. However, his plans could have been better. [...]

Sharing New Zealand’s progress

As New Zealand is looking ahead to a series of budget surpluses, it becomes imperative for the government to have an answer to those reflexes. And it has to be an attractive answer to stop the fiscal dogs from salivating. [...]

My Christmas wishlist

We had a fantastic year at the Initiative but there is much more work for us to do next year. At the top of my Christmas wish list are better debates and better ideas for a better New Zealand. [...]