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Exploring the Antarctic Treaty in 2056 (panel discussion)

Exploring the Antarctic Treaty in 2056 (panel discussion)

On Thursday, 14 July 2016 NZAYC hosted a panel discussion Exploring the Antarctic Treaty in 2056 in collaboration with the McGuinness Institute. The panel discussed New Zealand’s intent in 1956 and then explored what our interest might look like 100 years later. It was fantastic to bring the Wellington ocean community together and build a narrative through the diverse...
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.  ...
UK 'Leaves' EU: Implications for Europe and lessons for New Zealand

UK ‘Leaves’ EU: Implications for Europe and lessons for New Zealand

Given recent events, we have decided to host a last-minute discussion titled UK ‘Leaves’ EU: Implications for Europe and lessons for New Zealand. See the flyer below and visit the NationVoicesNZ website for more information. Dr Bernard Cadogan has agreed to give a lunchtime talk at the McGuinness Institute this Friday, 1 July 2016. He...
Discussion paper 2016/01 – A Queenstown Lakes District perspective on tackling poverty

Discussion paper 2016/01 – A Queenstown Lakes District perspective on tackling poverty

The final draft of Discussion paper 2016/01 – A Queenstown Lakes District perspective on tackling poverty is now published. The purpose of this paper is to bring to light the issues raised by locals at the one-day TacklingPovertyNZ tour workshop in the Queenstown Lakes District, held on 29 March, 2016. The paper describes the structure of the...
TalentNZ Newsletter Issue 15 Out Today!

TalentNZ Newsletter Issue 15 Out Today!

TalentNZ explores four integrated work-streams that were identified as necessary to create a talent-based economy: grow, attract, retain and connect. In this Issue we put the New Zealand education system under the microscope. At the Institute, we consider that a broad and deep discussion around changing the shape of our education system is essential, as it will...
2016 TalentNZ Refresh

2016 TalentNZ Refresh

On Thursday, 19 May 2016 the Institute held a lunchtime round table discussion about the Institute’s Project TalentNZ – refreshing TalentNZ. The purpose of the meeting was to stress-test the TalentNZ approach and refine the TalentNZ ecosystem model since it was created in 2014. The refresh of TalentNZ was not about repeating what has already been...
Introducing Te Auaha - the New Zealand Institute of Applied Creativity

Introducing Te Auaha – the New Zealand Institute of Applied Creativity

In the heart of New Zealand’s cultural capital, a hub for creative students is about to emerge. The Council and Executive of Whitireia New Zealand and the Wellington Institute of Technology (Weltec) have merged their programmes to create Te Auaha – the New Zealand Institute of Applied Creativity. The Institute is the outcome of a collaboration...
Is my child where they should be in their learning?

Is my child where they should be in their learning?

Holy Family School, located in Porirua, Wellington, has initiated a programme that aims to build stronger relationships between the school, teachers, students and whānau, called The Family So’otaga. Principal Chris Theobald, acting Deputy Principal Gina Lefaoseu and Metua Tengaru are managing the programme. Mark and Wendy McGuinness are investing in this programme through their charitable foundation – The McGuinness...
'The status quo is not an option' - Felix Drissner-Devine

‘The status quo is not an option’ – Felix Drissner-Devine

Felix Drissner-Devine attended a discussion about child poverty in New Zealand with Dr Russell Wills, Children’s Commissioner. The round table discussion was an initiative of the Productivity Commission and was held on Tuesday, 17 May 2016. Felix talks about his experience – read below! 15 floors above the affluence of Lambton Quay, I heard the...
Cīvitās: Aligning technological and sociological transformation is published in Policy Quarterly

Cīvitās: Aligning technological and sociological transformation is published in Policy Quarterly

Sally Hett and Wendy McGuinness contributed an article titled Cīvitās: Aligning technological and sociological transformation to the May 2016 issue of Policy Quarterly. The article is dedicated to the late Dr Ranginui Walker, a member of the Constitutional Advisory Panel (CAP) who encouraged constitutional discussion in New Zealand. This article is one of three written on The Civics...
ForesightNZ Workshop - Day 3

ForesightNZ Workshop – Day 3

On the morning of day three of the ForesightNZ workshop, participants headed to the Treasury to present their findings from the workshop to Treasury officials. Participants had worked late into the night on Thursday, refining their ideas about the set of ForesightNZ playing cards and game instructions. The group presented their conclusions to Treasury officials Gabriel Makhlouf, Secretary and...
ForesightNZ Workshop - Day 2

ForesightNZ Workshop – Day 2

Day two of the ForesightNZ workshop began with participants regrouping and reflecting on the previous evening’s session with the Hon. Bill English, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Minister Responsible for Housing New Zealand Corporation, and Colin James, political journalist. Participant Solomon Esera shared a powerful poem about his experiences of the workshop so far: Reality This is too...