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Government Economics Network (GEN) Conference 2014

Government Economics Network (GEN) Conference 2014

On 5 November, Te Papa is hosting the Government Economics Network (GEN) Annual Conference for 2014. The conference will look at a range of policy areas and review how modern economic analysis methods could be used in these areas. Kim Hill from RadioNZ is due to facilitate, including chairing a panel/Q&A discussion for each session....
Local Government New Zealand Major Issues Seminar: Regional Economic Development.

Local Government New Zealand Major Issues Seminar: Regional Economic Development.

Last week I attended a Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) seminar on Regional Economic Development. LGNZ had invited some prominent speakers including Shamubeel Eaqub,  principal economist at the New Zealand Institute of Economic Development and author of the recently published book Growing Apart: Regional Prosperity in New Zealand. The other speakers, both MPs with portfolios...
Shaping our science System – A SCANZ panel event.

Shaping our science System – A SCANZ panel event.

“Does investment in science influence society? Can we really expect it to meet New Zealand’s economic, social, environmental and cultural needs? Is it the level of investment or the areas in which the investment is made?” These are the questions which open the Science Communicators Association of New Zealand (SCANZ) event ‘Shaping our science system’...
TalentNZ Tour: Raf Manji speaks about immigration at the Christchurch public event

TalentNZ Tour: Raf Manji speaks about immigration at the Christchurch public event

In March 2014 we toured New Zealand to discuss how we might create a talent-based economy with some of the 30 Kiwis from the 2013 TalentNZ Journal. Raf Manji is a Councillor of the Christchurch City Council and Director of the Sustento Institute and joined us to share his experiences and thoughts at the Christchurch...
TalentNZ Tour: Roger Dennis speaks about Sensing Cities at the Christchurch public event

TalentNZ Tour: Roger Dennis speaks about Sensing Cities at the Christchurch public event

In March 2014 we toured New Zealand to discuss how we might create a talent-based economy with some of the 30 Kiwis from the 2013 TalentNZ Journal. Roger Dennis is currently leading the Christchurch initiative called Sensing Cities and joined us to share his experiences and thoughts at the Christchurch public event on 20 March...
TalentNZ Tour: Tim Bennett speaks about immigration at the Christchurch public event

TalentNZ Tour: Tim Bennett speaks about immigration at the Christchurch public event

In March 2014 we toured New Zealand to discuss how we might create a talent-based economy with some of the 30 Kiwis from the 2013 TalentNZ Journal. Tim Bennett is the chief executive of the securities market company NZX and joined us to share his experiences and thoughts at both the Dunedin and Christchurch public...
TalentNZ Tour: Paul Hansen speaks about the need for a better economy at the Dunedin public event

TalentNZ Tour: Paul Hansen speaks about the need for a better economy at the Dunedin public event

In March 2014 we toured New Zealand to discuss how we might create a talent-based economy with some of the 30 Kiwis from the 2013 TalentNZ Journal. Paul Hansen is a Lecturer at the University of Otago and joined us to share his experiences and thoughts at the Dunedin public event on 18 March 2014....
TalentNZ Tour: Jim Flynn speaks about university bureaucracy at the Dunedin public event

TalentNZ Tour: Jim Flynn speaks about university bureaucracy at the Dunedin public event

In March 2014 we toured New Zealand to discuss how we might create a talent-based economy with some of the 30 Kiwis from the 2013 TalentNZ Journal. Jim Flynn is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Otago and joined us to share his experiences and thoughts at the Dunedin public event on 18 March...
Free Presentation with Prof. Shaun Hendy – Friday 9 May 2014

Free Presentation with Prof. Shaun Hendy – Friday 9 May 2014

Professor Shaun Hendy will be visiting Tauranga on Friday, 9 May to give a free presentation from 5-7pm at the Tauranga Art Gallery. He will be discussing the implications of his research as regards to New Zealand’s economy, which are outlined in his latest book – Get off the Grass (2013). Shaun was a contributor for the 2013...
Join us for a discussion on ocean management – 27 May 2014

Join us for a discussion on ocean management – 27 May 2014

Discussion Topic: What research would best contribute to the dialogue on ocean management in the long term?  Join us on Tuesday 27 May 2014. We are hosting a free event at the Institute offices on ocean management. Speakers include: James Palmer – Deputy Secretary, Sector Strategy, Ministry for the Environment; Bronwen Golder – Director, Global...
Green Apple’s 100% renewable energy plans extend to hydro power

Green Apple’s 100% renewable energy plans extend to hydro power

Apple has turned a green leaf by committing to a goal of running all its facilities on 100% renewable energy. They are close to achieving this goal; having reached 75% of worldwide facilities to date. This is impressive considering the explosion of cloud based data storage in the last few years, and the additional power...
TalentNZ Tour: Wanaka Monday 31 March

TalentNZ Tour: Wanaka Monday 31 March

The March tour of the TalentNZ project wound up on Monday 31 March in Wanaka. The public event was hosted by Shaping Our Future and Imagine Wanaka which both operate locally. The vision for Shaping Our Future revolves around: ‘Spectacular environments, enterprising people, exceptional solutions’ by embracing Kaitiakitanga (guardianship, care and protection) and Manaakitanga (implying a...