Workshop 2012 LongTermNZ
LongTermNZ Features in Policy Quarterly

LongTermNZ Features in Policy Quarterly

One year on, it is great to see that the LongtermNZ workshop is having a continuing effect. This month two  participants, Susie Krieble and Finn O’Dwyer-Cunliffe, have had their views published in the November issue of Policy Quarterly with an article entitled ’Engaging Youth on New Zealand’s Long-Term Fiscal Position’. The article offers a unique perspective on our long-term...
Is the Treasury a hedgehog or more like a fox?

Is the Treasury a hedgehog or more like a fox?

Big congrats to Treasury for launching their Affording Our Future: Statement on New Zealand’s Long-Term Fiscal Position earlier this month (you can watch the release here). This is a great initiative, thinking forty years into the future. This report reminded me of Isaiah Berlin’s essay The Hedgehog and the Fox – where he separates writers and...
Treasury launches ‘Affording Our Future’

Treasury launches ‘Affording Our Future’

Today the Treasury officially launched their 2013 statement on New Zealand’s long-term fiscal position, titled Affording Our Future. This document looks ahead 40 years and provides a snapshot of what challenges New Zealand will likely face in the future. The document begins: On average, we will be healthier, richer, and will live longer in the...
Sick of writing essays? What about for $2,500?

Sick of writing essays? What about for $2,500?

Last week, the Treasury announced an essay competition open to both undergraduate and postgraduate university students. The University Challenge 2013 was developed by a team at Treasury interested in provoking young minds and encouraging students to get more involved in the fiscal and policy position of New Zealand. Essays are judged on i) the depth...
LongTermNZ Treasury presentation now online

LongTermNZ Treasury presentation now online

Last month the participants from LongTermNZ reconvened in Wellington to put together a short presentation for the staff at the Treasury. The video of that presentation is now on our YouTube channel. The participants did a fantastic job and we’re glad we can now share it with you all. The presentation opens with a short video shot...
"Twenty-five percent? That's a bit mental."

“Twenty-five percent? That’s a bit mental.”

Thirteen of the LongTermNZ participants reconvened today to make a follow up presentation to the Treasury on the youth perspective of NZ’s long term fiscal policy. Over muesli and coffee, we kicked off by brainstorming key elements that had stuck with us in the months since participating in the workshop. Three main areas emerged: our...
Jess Booker - A Generation Y perspective

Jess Booker – A Generation Y perspective

As part of the LongTermNZ workshop the participants spent a day and a half at the Affording our Future conference, hosted by the Treasury and Victoria University. The conference focused on long-term economic challenges for New Zealand over the next 40 years. It aimed to facilitate strong debate and discussion which will feed into the...
Photos from LongTermNZ

Photos from LongTermNZ

Photos from the LongTermNZ workshop have now been uploaded to the McGuinness Institute Facebook page. Check them out here.
LongTermNZ is underway!

LongTermNZ is underway!

Today was the first day of the LongTermNZ workshop. The 22 participants spent the day at Rutherford House at the Affording our Future conference. This evening Dr Patrick Nolan joined us for pizza and cake – many thanks to him for coming along. The participants are currently working away in their four groups trying to...
Can you afford to miss this free lunch?

Can you afford to miss this free lunch?

Next week at the LongTermNZ workshop, 20 young people will draft a Youth Statement on New Zealand’s Long-term Fiscal Position. This statement is written for youth, by youth! No matter what policy issues push your buttons –  climate change, social welfare, health, education, justice, animal welfare – this lunch is for you.  Decisions made now will...
Register now for LongTermNZ

Register now for LongTermNZ

The McGuinness Institute will be running workshop on Wednesday 12 December which will bring together 20 young people to write a ‘Youth Long Term Fiscal Statement for New Zealand’.  We are seeking bright and talented young people with an interest in macroeconomics, finance, public policy and communication to register their interest for this exciting opportunity....