Posts tagged "economy"
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...
Small spills, big impact: New Zealand’s sobering oil spill record

Small spills, big impact: New Zealand’s sobering oil spill record

Since the Rena disaster in October 2011, New Zealand has recorded 363 spill-related incidents in our harbours and oceans. Most of the spills have been small; however, the frequency is cause for concern with almost four tonnes of oil spilled in total. Marine Biologist Professor Chris Battershill at The University of Waikato is urging for...
The Asia New Zealand Foundation’s opportunity for social entrepreneurs

The Asia New Zealand Foundation’s opportunity for social entrepreneurs

Applications are now open for The Asia New Zealand Foundation’s Philippines trip for social entrepreneurs. The five successful applicants will take part in an eight-day programme from 29 November to 8 December 2015. This is an exciting opportunity for five New Zealand social entrepreneurs to connect with and explore the Philippines’ social entrepreneur scene in the...
Q & A Session With Richard Louv

Q & A Session With Richard Louv

In November 2014 we travelled up the Whanganui River with 35 young New Zealanders aged between 18 and 25 as part of the LocalNZ workshop. During this trip the LocalNZ participants had the opportunity to hear Richard Louv discuss connections between family, nature and the community; this was followed by a Q & A session. We filmed...
TalentNZ at the NZ Community Boards Conference

TalentNZ at the NZ Community Boards Conference

Last week we ran two TalentNZ sessions at the New Zealand Community Boards Conference in the Bay of Islands (15 and 16 May 2015). The theme of the Conference was ‘Influencing Change’, and it brought together local community board members, mayors, councillors, council staff and other persons interested in making a difference in their communities from throughout the...
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....
TalentNZ Tour: Napier Wednesday 26 March

TalentNZ Tour: Napier Wednesday 26 March

The TalentNZ Tour took on a marine theme in Napier on Thursday 26 March when Wendy McGuinness hosted the Napier public event at the National Aquarium of New Zealand. The Napier public event was sandwiched between Wendy’s presentations to Hastings District Council on 26 March and Napier City Council on 27 March. Napier is not...
TalentNZ Tour: Gisborne Tuesday 25 March

TalentNZ Tour: Gisborne Tuesday 25 March

Wendy McGuinness and Dr Patrick Nolan, Principal Advisor to the Economics and Research team at the New Zealand Productivity Commission, visited Gisborne on Tuesday 25 March as part of the East Coast stretch of the TalentNZ Tour.  The ideas of the TalentNZ project were warmly received by Gisborne locals at the public event, hosted by Councillor...
TalentNZ: Christchurch Thursday 20 March

TalentNZ: Christchurch Thursday 20 March

On Thursday the TalentNZ Tour arrived in Christchurch. Wendy McGuinness was joined by Tim Bennett and Roger Dennis at a meeting with Mayor Lianne Dalziel and councillors, including Vicki Buck and Raf Manji who we interviewed for the TalentNZ Journal. It was a fantastic opportunity to share the first version of the Menu of Initiatives and discuss Christchurch’s potential to grow...
TalentNZ: Kaikoura Wednesday 19 March

TalentNZ: Kaikoura Wednesday 19 March

The whales might migrate to other waters for half of the year, but talent in Kaikoura doesn’t have to. Kaikoura was the middle stop in the TalentNZ Tour of the South Island. On 19 March Hayden Glass of Sapere Research joined Wendy in presenting the ideas to the Councillors, discussing how they can grow, attract,...
TalentNZ: Dunedin Tuesday 18 March

TalentNZ: Dunedin Tuesday 18 March

The Southern chapter of the TalentNZ  tour started in Dunedin on Tuesday 18 March. Tim Bennett, chief executive of NZX joined Wendy McGuinness to present Version 1 of the Menu of Initiatives Directory to Mayor Dave Cull and Councillors Doug Hall, Aaron Hawkins, Mike Lord, Jinty MacTavish, Neville Peat, Lee Vandervis and Andrew Whiley. The...
TalentNZ Tour: Auckland Thursday 13 March

TalentNZ Tour: Auckland Thursday 13 March

Last Thursday the ICEHOUSE hosted Wendy McGuinness for the Auckland TalentNZ Tour public event. There was a great turn out including contributors from the TalentNZ Journal and increasing support for the TalentNZ Menu of Initiatives as Wendy extended the network to Auckland Councillors and the public. Auckland certainly doesn’t struggle to attract talented residents to...