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How to have quality freshwater and plenty of it

Julia Talbot-Jones of Victoria University of Wellington and Freshwater Programme Lead at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research argues against piecemeal measures to improve our rivers and waterways.Water is the primary medium through which the world will...

Iwi research lifts lid on carbon

Farmers Weekly interviewed Pia Pohatu about the Waro Project. A research project on the North Island’s east coast is helping Maori land owners balance the complexities of the Emissions Trading Scheme and establishing native forests with...

‘Ground zero’: How will climate-driven drought impact rural communities?

New economic research commissioned by the Deep South Challenge, co-funded by Manaaki Whenua: Landcare Research and with the support of Motu Economic and Public Policy Research will investigate the impact of climate change-driven drought on vulnerable...

Motu’s John McDermott wins NZ’s Top Economics Award

The Executive Director of Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, John McDermott, has won the NZIER Economics Award. This is Aotearoa’s most prestigious award for economists in New Zealand.Dr McDermott joins other Motu economists who...

Fighting Climate Change a Bonus for Planting Native Trees

Over the last three years researchers at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research have worked with Hikurangi Enterprises Ltd to scope Māori landowner interest in native forest regeneration and carbon farming. “With the introduction of the...

Zero Carbon Bill - oral submission from Catherine Leining and John McDermott

John McDermott is the Executive Director and Catherine Leining is a Policy Fellow at at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research in Wellington. This is the oral submission to the Environment Select Committee they made...

Coverage of Niven Winchester's RWC Prediction

According to expert analytics led by Senior Fellow at Motu Economic and Policy Research Niven Winchester, the All Blacks have a 53.6 per cent chance of winning the Webb Ellis Cup.Check out the coverage of...

Who will win the 2019 Rugby World Cup?

Niven Winchester is a Senior Fellow at Motu Economic & Policy Research. He specializes in economy-wide modelling for climate policy analysis. He spent 10 years as a Principle Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of...

Climate explained: how emissions trading schemes work and they can help us shift to a zero carbon future

Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer questions about climate change.Motu's Catherine Leining was asked: Would you please explain how the New Zealand Emissions Trading...

Motu News - August 2019

From the Executive Director of Motu ResearchKia ora koutou. Some macroeconomists I know are starting to worry about the New Zealand economy as consumer and business confidence is weak and jobs growth has been near...