The McGuinness Institute

The McGuinness Institute

The McGuinness Institute is a Wellington based non-partisan think tank working towards a sustainable future, contributing strategic foresight through evidence-based research and policy analysis.
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Video of the ForesightNZ workshop finale presentation is now published!

Video of the ForesightNZ workshop finale presentation is now published!

36 diverse young people between the ages of 18 and 25 came together in Wellington from Wednesday, 27 April to Friday, 29 April 2016 to take part in the ForesightNZ workshop. The workshop was held at the New Zealand Treasury and sought to develop a way to deal with the increasing complexity and uncertainty in the world around us,...
TacklingPovertyNZ Rotorua workshop, 19 August 2016 Update

TacklingPovertyNZ Rotorua workshop, 19 August 2016 Update

As part of the McGuinness Institute’s TacklingPovertyNZ national tour, the third one-day workshop was held in Rotorua on 19 August 2016 at the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre. The workshop was opened by Rotorua Lakes District Council Mayor Hon Steve Chadwick JP. In the morning, participants listened to six of the original 36 participants from the December...
TacklingPovertyNZ Manawatu Workshop, 15 August 2016

TacklingPovertyNZ Manawatu Workshop, 15 August 2016

As part of the McGuinness Institute’s TacklingPovertyNZ national tour, the second one-day workshop was held in Manawatu on 15 August 2016 at the Manfeild Suite in Feilding. The workshop was opened by Margaret Kouvelis, Manawatu District Council Mayor. In the morning, the participants listened to four of the original 36 participants from the December 2015 TacklingPovertyNZ workshop present the booklet they...
Issue 16 of the TalentNZ newsletter is now published!

Issue 16 of the TalentNZ newsletter is now published!

Issue 16 of the TalentNZ newsletter is now published! This issue focuses on a refresh of the Menu of Initiatives, showcases our new TalentNZ Infographic Poster, gives an update on The Family So’otaga project and puts Manawatu’s ‘Talent Central’ in the spotlight. If you would like to receive the regular TalentNZ newsletter, please connect with TalentNZ. You can also subscribe to...
Three days to go until the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop in Manawatu – Monday, 15 August 2016

Three days to go until the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop in Manawatu – Monday, 15 August 2016

MCGUINNESS INSTITUTE MEDIA RELEASE – 12 August 2016 Three days to go until the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop in Manawatu – Monday, 15 August 2016 The McGuinness Institute’s TacklingPovertyNZ workshop is on tour. Our next stop is Manawatu District on Monday, 15 August 2016. This one-day workshop tour was sparked by the national TacklingPovertyNZ workshop held in...
Three weeks to go until the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop in Gisborne – Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Three weeks to go until the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop in Gisborne – Wednesday, 31 August 2016

MCGUINNESS INSTITUTE MEDIA RELEASE – 11 August 2016 Three weeks to go until the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop in Gisborne – Wednesday, 31 August 2016 The McGuinness Institute’s TacklingPovertyNZ workshop is on tour. We are heading to Gisborne on Wednesday, 31 August 2016. This one-day workshop tour was sparked by the national TacklingPovertyNZ workshop held in December...
Less than three weeks to go until the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop in Rotorua – Friday, 19 August 2016

Less than three weeks to go until the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop in Rotorua – Friday, 19 August 2016

MCGUINNESS INSTITUTE MEDIA RELEASE – 4 August 2016 Less than three weeks to go until the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop in Rotorua – Friday, 19 August 2016 The McGuinness Institute’s TacklingPovertyNZ workshop is on tour. We are heading to Rotorua on Friday, 19 August 2016. This one-day workshop tour was sparked by the national TacklingPovertyNZ workshop held...
Two weeks to go until the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop in Manawatu – Monday, 15 August 2016

Two weeks to go until the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop in Manawatu – Monday, 15 August 2016

MCGUINNESS INSTITUTE MEDIA RELEASE – 1 August 2016 The McGuinness Institute’s TacklingPovertyNZ workshop is on tour. Our next stop is Manawatu District on Monday, 15 August 2016. This one-day workshop tour was sparked by the national TacklingPovertyNZ workshop held in December 2015, an initiative of the McGuinness Institute in collaboration with the New Zealand Treasury....
'What are the fiscal, economic and social priorities in the long term?' – Tim Ng, Treasury

‘What are the fiscal, economic and social priorities in the long term?’ – Tim Ng, Treasury

Tim Ng, Director of Economic System at the New Zealand Treasury, discusses the long term economic and policy priorities that New Zealand faces at day one of the three-day ForesightNZ workshop in Wellington on 27–29 April. You can watch the video of his presentation on the McGuinness Institute’s YouTube channel, or you can view it below. Tim Ng’s role in...
Working Paper 2016/02 New Zealand King Salmon: A financial perspective

Working Paper 2016/02 New Zealand King Salmon: A financial perspective

This paper provides an analysis of the current and prospective profitability, liquidity and financial stability of New Zealand King Salmon Investments Limited (NZKS) in light of the company’s request to use water space in the Marlborough Sounds for salmon farming. It also explores how the New Zealand government might best assess other companies wishing to...
Dr Bernard Cadogan discusses Brexit – video published today

Dr Bernard Cadogan discusses Brexit – video published today

On Friday, 1 July 2016 the Institute was fortunate to host Dr Bernard Cadogan for a public discussion on the United Kingdom’s decision (via referendum) to vote to leave the European Union. Dr Cadogan’s talk was followed by a Q&A session and refreshments. The discussion was filmed and is now published on our YouTube channel.  ...
Working Paper 2016/01: History of strategy stewardship in the New Zealand public service 1980–2016 published

Working Paper 2016/01: History of strategy stewardship in the New Zealand public service 1980–2016 published

Today we publish Working Paper 2016/01: History of strategy stewardship in the New Zealand public service 1980–2016, as part of our ongoing StrategyNZ project. StrategyNZ is a McGuinness Institute project that began in early 2006. The aim is to contribute to a discussion on how to improve long-term strategic thinking and strategy stewardship in both...