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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One Ocean Report – Auckland Discussion Evening and Launch

One Ocean Report – Auckland Discussion Evening and Launch

Please join us on Tuesday, 12 May from 5.30–7.00 pm for a discussion on New Zealand’s oceans management and the Auckland launch of the report, One Ocean: Principles for the stewardship of a healthy and productive ocean. Please note that hard copies of the report are available for purchase through our online store.        ...
One Ocean Perspectives - Dr Morgan Williams

One Ocean Perspectives – Dr Morgan Williams

Each day during the month of April, the Institute will feature one of the 30 ‘perspectives’ from the One Ocean report. These short articles include a diverse range of views regarding oceans management in New Zealand. Enjoy! Today: Dr Morgan Williams, Chair of the Board of Trustees, World Wide Fund for Nature New Zealand How we see the sea:...
One Ocean Perspectives - Barry Weeber

One Ocean Perspectives – Barry Weeber

Each day during the month of April, the Institute will feature one of the 30 ‘perspectives’ from the One Ocean report. These short articles include a diverse range of views regarding oceans management in New Zealand. Enjoy! Today: Barry Weeber, Co-Chair, Environment and Conservation Organisations of Aotearoa New Zealand (ECO) and Advisor, Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition Marine management in the...
One Ocean Perspectives - Cath Wallace

One Ocean Perspectives – Cath Wallace

Each day during the month of April, the Institute will feature one of the 30 ‘perspectives’ from the One Ocean report. These short articles include a diverse range of views regarding oceans management in New Zealand. Enjoy! Today: Cath Wallace, Vice-Chairperson, Environment and Conservation Organisations of Aotearoa New Zealand (ECO) Ecosystem-based management Oceans are vitally and dynamically connected to...
One Ocean Perspectives - Rear Admiral Jack Steer

One Ocean Perspectives – Rear Admiral Jack Steer

Each day during the month of April, the Institute will feature one of the 30 ‘perspectives’ from the One Ocean report. These short articles include a diverse range of views regarding oceans management in New Zealand. Enjoy! Today: Rear Admiral Jack Steer, Chief of Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy The Navy and the ocean The role of your navy...
One Ocean Perspectives - Dr Vaughan Stagpoole

One Ocean Perspectives – Dr Vaughan Stagpoole

Each day during the month of April, the Institute will feature one of the 30 ‘perspectives’ from the One Ocean report. These short articles include a diverse range of views regarding oceans management in New Zealand. Enjoy! Today: Dr Vaughan Stagpoole, Head of the Marine Geoscience Department, GNS Science Knowledge and use of the deep sea The islands of...
One Ocean Perspectives - Professor Liz Slooten

One Ocean Perspectives – Professor Liz Slooten

Each day during the month of April, the Institute will feature one of the 30 ‘perspectives’ from the One Ocean report. These short articles include a diverse range of views regarding oceans management in New Zealand. Enjoy! Today: Professor Liz Slooten, Department of Zoology, University of Otago Cetacean conservation Nearly half of the world’s 80 whale and dolphin species...
Remember What Is Important to You This Anzac Day

Remember What Is Important to You This Anzac Day

I took this picture early Tuesday morning on the way to work. I had turned to read the chalked text to find not only some great words left by some clever person but also a terrific sunrise, with all my follow companions walking towards me. It somehow captured Anzac Day for me – looking back...
One Ocean Perspectives - Katherine Sammler

One Ocean Perspectives – Katherine Sammler

Each day during the month of April, the Institute will feature one of the 30 ‘perspectives’ from the One Ocean report. These short articles include a diverse range of views regarding oceans management in New Zealand. Enjoy! Today: Katherine Sammler, PhD candidate, School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona, United States An eye on ocean governance and seabed mining...
One Ocean Perspectives - Professor Dame Anne Salmond

One Ocean Perspectives – Professor Dame Anne Salmond

Each day during the month of April, the Institute will feature one of the 30 ‘perspectives’ from the One Ocean report. These short articles include a diverse range of views regarding oceans management in New Zealand. Enjoy! Today: Professor Dame Anne Salmond, Distinguished Professor of Māori Studies, University of Auckland New visions for our oceans In recent times what...
One Ocean Perspectives - Stuart Prior

One Ocean Perspectives – Stuart Prior

Each day during the month of April, the Institute will feature one of the 30 ‘perspectives’ from the One Ocean report. These short articles include a diverse range of views regarding oceans management in New Zealand. Enjoy! Today: Stuart Prior, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Belarus in New Zealand, Prior Group Internationalising New Zealand’s ocean opportunity Antarctica, the...
Strategy Stewardship Think Piece

Strategy Stewardship Think Piece

A coordinated and long-term approach to strategic thinking is essential for managing New Zealand’s health and prosperity over the long term. The Institute has just published Think Piece 21: Strategy Stewardship Matters: Utilising the Government Departments Strategies Index. The primary aim of this piece is to explain the purpose of a recent Project StrategyNZ initiative,...