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News about Niue

Niue is a place in need of foreign aid, mainly from New Zealand. It is unclear whether an invasion of Australian libertarians would change that. [...]

Monetary policy needs public scrutiny

Central banks have a crucial role to fulfil in our economies. This role thus deserves public scrutiny and debate. Given the RBNZ’s independence, external commentary on its actions is the most effective check on its operations. [...]

A tale of two countries

We have a choice in New Zealand if we are satisfied with our status quo and content to keep fighting the same old political battles for the next decades. Alternatively, we could break out of our old ways and try something radically new. [...]

Time for a New Zealand first

Over the next parliamentary term, many tough nuts need to be cracked, chief among them the overhaul of our planning laws. What better way to go about such seminal reforms than with a large majority? [...]

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. [...]