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Government Economic Network Annual Conference 2015: Day one

Government Economic Network Annual Conference 2015: Day one

The Government Economic Network (GEN) held their annual conference in Wellington on Monday, 30 November and Tuesday, 1 December 2015. The McGuinness Institute interns attended the conference with the aim of sharing their insights with the Institute and our community. Below is a summary of the sessions on day one. Day one sessions were centred...
Food Matters Aotearoa Conference

Food Matters Aotearoa Conference

Top scientists will examine the challenges of modern farming and propose sustainable solutions in order to produce safe, accessible and nutritious food. The Food Matters Aotearoa conference and tour is coming soon! The tour will run from 9–20 February, with the conference being held in Wellington from 14–15 February. Wellington will host a long list...
“The Great Climate Voter Debate” Live streaming tonight 7pm

“The Great Climate Voter Debate” Live streaming tonight 7pm

Tonight will see TV3’s Samantha Hayes host the ‘The Great Climate Voter Debate’ between politicians from the National, Labour, Green, New Zealand First and Internet Mana parties. The debate has been organised by a collaboration of New Zealand NGOs: Forest&Bird, Generation Zero, 350 Aotearoa, Greenpeace, Oxfam New Zealand and WWF as part of the Climate...
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....
One Hundred Years On From World War One

One Hundred Years On From World War One

The quiet waterfront scene of the capital was momentarily disrupted on Monday, 4 August by the sound of gunfire, to mark one hundred years since New Zealand entered the First World War. Members of the Institute team gathered on the wharf alongside a crowd vying for a view of the 100-gun salute. Yesterday morning’s salute...
Submissions on the Environmental Reporting Bill Due 5pm Tomorrow

Submissions on the Environmental Reporting Bill Due 5pm Tomorrow

Submissions on the Environmental Reporting Bill are due at 5pm, 17 April. This is an important piece of potential legislation for New Zealand. The Institute supports Environmental Reporting legislation in principle and we have a detailed submission in process. The Parliamentary Commission for the Environments submission is a quick and worthwhile read for anyone interested, it...
'What's the hold up?' - Generation Zero begin speaking tour

‘What’s the hold up?’ – Generation Zero begin speaking tour

Next week Generation Zero will begin their nationwide speaking tour which aims to ‘get NZ moving on climate change’ and showcase opportunities for New Zealand to move beyond our reliance on fossil fuels. The group will travel to 13 centres around New Zealand, beginning in Dunedin on the 15th of July and ending in Auckland on...
Plenty of work still to be done – Financial Literacy Summit, 14 June 2013

Plenty of work still to be done – Financial Literacy Summit, 14 June 2013

On 14 June, McGuinness Institute interns Jeremy Todd and Susie Krieble attended the 2013 Financial Literacy Summit in Auckland hosted by the Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income. Although New Zealand has come out on top in a study comparing average levels of financial literacy across different countries, experts emphasised that we cannot afford...
Forum for the Future: Living in two worlds

Forum for the Future: Living in two worlds

Tomorrow night a discussion entitled “Living in Two Worlds: Multiculturalism with bi-cultural foundations (the New Zealand-Canadian dialogue)” will take place at Te Papa. The event has been organised by the Centre for Applied Cross-Cultural Research’s as part of the Forum for the Future series. It will run between 6.30pm and 7.30pm in the Soundings Theatre,...
Big Data discussion series: Growing up digital

Big Data discussion series: Growing up digital

Last night fellow research analyst Ryan Gallagher and I went along to the penultimate session of the Big Data Discussion Series at the Royal Society. The series is being run alongside the National Library’s Big Data exhibition and explores the nature and implications of big data and how it may serve as a tool in...
A Living Wage for New Zealand

A Living Wage for New Zealand

You may have heard talk in the media recently about a ‘living wage’. The campaign was launched by Living Wage Aotearoa New Zealand (LWANZ), which unites a wide range of organisations who support the living wage. I spent two days at LWANZ’s Precarious Work and The Living Wage in our Communities symposium last week, which...
‘She’ll be Right – Yeah Right’ Seminar

‘She’ll be Right – Yeah Right’ Seminar

Last week I attended the Kensington Swan Business Ethics Seminar ‘She’ll be right – Yeah Right: Managing risk and reputation in today’s market.’ Keynote presenter Philippa Foster Back, OBE, Director of the UK-based Institute of Business Ethics, spoke about the latest global trends, successes and high-profile failures in business ethics. Following on from Philippa, Kensington...