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Brief aus Neuseeland

In der letzten Woche ist das Weltgeschehen nach Neuseeland gekommen. Als Neuseeländer wünscht man sich nichts mehr, als dass es möglichst bald wieder verschwinden möge. [...]

They are us

We hope that over this difficult time, New Zealand will come together. To mourn the dead. To uphold our values. To defend our common humanity. [...]

No time is money

New Zealanders like the ability to kick out bad governments after only three years. But our short terms reduce the quality of any government no matter who happens to be in office. [...]

Time to un-Grinch

From a policy perspective, New Zealand’s 2018 was not quite as eventful as most observers predicted. The (now no longer) new Government established so many inquiries and working groups that we saw less policymaking and more policy preparation. [...]

Centralism attacks Tomorrow’s Schools

In one area of public policy, New Zealand is much devolved: education. Since the rollout of Tomorrow’s Schools in 1989, our schools have enjoyed relative autonomy and self-governance. That may end if the Government implements recommendations from the Tomorrow's Schools Review taskforce. [...]

Having and eating your housing cake

If house prices go up, it is a scandal. If house prices go down, it is a disaster. That must be the logic by which the media reports on the ups and downs of the property market. [...]