The McGuinness Institute

The McGuinness Institute

The McGuinness Institute is a Wellington based non-partisan think tank working towards a sustainable future, contributing strategic foresight through evidence-based research and policy analysis.
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Three weeks to go until the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop in Gisborne – Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Three weeks to go until the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop in Gisborne – Wednesday, 31 August 2016

MCGUINNESS INSTITUTE MEDIA RELEASE – 11 August 2016 Three weeks to go until the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop in Gisborne – Wednesday, 31 August 2016 The McGuinness Institute’s TacklingPovertyNZ workshop is on tour. We are heading to Gisborne on Wednesday, 31 August 2016. This one-day workshop tour was sparked by the national TacklingPovertyNZ workshop held in December...
Less than three weeks to go until the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop in Rotorua – Friday, 19 August 2016

Less than three weeks to go until the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop in Rotorua – Friday, 19 August 2016

MCGUINNESS INSTITUTE MEDIA RELEASE – 4 August 2016 Less than three weeks to go until the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop in Rotorua – Friday, 19 August 2016 The McGuinness Institute’s TacklingPovertyNZ workshop is on tour. We are heading to Rotorua on Friday, 19 August 2016. This one-day workshop tour was sparked by the national TacklingPovertyNZ workshop held...
Two weeks to go until the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop in Manawatu – Monday, 15 August 2016

Two weeks to go until the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop in Manawatu – Monday, 15 August 2016

MCGUINNESS INSTITUTE MEDIA RELEASE – 1 August 2016 The McGuinness Institute’s TacklingPovertyNZ workshop is on tour. Our next stop is Manawatu District on Monday, 15 August 2016. This one-day workshop tour was sparked by the national TacklingPovertyNZ workshop held in December 2015, an initiative of the McGuinness Institute in collaboration with the New Zealand Treasury....
Strengthening strategy stewardship in the public service one-day workshop, 14 July 2016

Strengthening strategy stewardship in the public service one-day workshop, 14 July 2016

On 14 July 2016, in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) the Institute hosted the one-day workshop, Strengthening strategy stewardship in the public service. The workshop aimed to explore how the New Zealand public service might better prepare and publish Government Department Strategies (GDSs). Grant Dennis, PwC, opened the workshop by welcoming participants and setting out the purpose of the day:...
'What are the fiscal, economic and social priorities in the long term?' – Tim Ng, Treasury

‘What are the fiscal, economic and social priorities in the long term?’ – Tim Ng, Treasury

Tim Ng, Director of Economic System at the New Zealand Treasury, discusses the long term economic and policy priorities that New Zealand faces at day one of the three-day ForesightNZ workshop in Wellington on 27–29 April. You can watch the video of his presentation on the McGuinness Institute’s YouTube channel, or you can view it below. Tim Ng’s role in...
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...
Working Paper 2016/02 New Zealand King Salmon: A financial perspective

Working Paper 2016/02 New Zealand King Salmon: A financial perspective

This paper provides an analysis of the current and prospective profitability, liquidity and financial stability of New Zealand King Salmon Investments Limited (NZKS) in light of the company’s request to use water space in the Marlborough Sounds for salmon farming. It also explores how the New Zealand government might best assess other companies wishing to...
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.  ...
Working Paper 2016/01: History of strategy stewardship in the New Zealand public service 1980–2016 published

Working Paper 2016/01: History of strategy stewardship in the New Zealand public service 1980–2016 published

Today we publish Working Paper 2016/01: History of strategy stewardship in the New Zealand public service 1980–2016, as part of our ongoing StrategyNZ project. StrategyNZ is a McGuinness Institute project that began in early 2006. The aim is to contribute to a discussion on how to improve long-term strategic thinking and strategy stewardship in both...
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...
'The future arrives at different speeds' – a presentation by Paul Saffo in San Francisco

‘The future arrives at different speeds’ – a presentation by Paul Saffo in San Francisco

At the 2015 annual conference of the World Future Society in San Francisco, Paul Saffo ran a session discussing pace layer thinking and its application to foresight. Paul Saffo is a forecaster with over two decades of experience exploring the dynamics of large-scale, long-term change. He is co-founder of Discern Investment Analytics, teaches forecasting at...