Prime Minister’s Summer Reading List
Prime Minister's 2016 Summer Reading List

Prime Minister’s 2016 Summer Reading List

Welcome to our annual recommended summer reading list for the Prime Minister of New Zealand. Thinking about New Zealand’s long-term future is the overarching purpose of the Institute. It is with this in mind that we have identified the following observations from 2015 that will shape our recommended reading list and our work programme for...
Prime Minister’s 2015 Summer Reading List

Prime Minister’s 2015 Summer Reading List

Welcome to our annual recommended summer reading list for the Prime Minister of New Zealand. Our starting point is what insights the Prime Minister might need in 2015. Before moving to the books, it is worth reflecting on the year of 2014 and, in particular, spending a moment to answer the question: what were the...
Prime Minister's 2014 Summer Reading List

Prime Minister’s 2014 Summer Reading List

Each Christmas we provide the Prime Minister with some great holiday reading, sending him a selection of books that we have found particularly insightful over the course of the year. Our selection this year includes: A Quarter Century in the Natural Sciences by Dr Warren Weaver (from The Rockefeller Foundation Annual Report 1958)  I came across this...
Prime Minister’s 2013 Summer Reading List

Prime Minister’s 2013 Summer Reading List

We have really enjoyed the annual Summer Reading List for the Prime Minister released by Australian think tank, the Grattan Institute – so much so that we have decided to emulate their model across the ditch. We have designed this list to capture key issues that we think will be important for New Zealand in...