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Coverage of Pacific migrants paper

Isabelle Sin, Senior Fellow at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, researched a group of Pacific migrants who gained residence approval in New Zealand between November 2004 and October 2005. Below is the resulting media...

Pacific migrants just as likely to be employed as other migrants, but lower paid

Three years after arriving in New Zealand, 95 percent of Pacific migrants were either very satisfied or satisfied with New Zealand.Isabelle Sin, Senior Fellow at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, researched a group of...

Local growth - it’s complex!

Current European regional policy promotes “smart specialisation” by encouraging regions to expand into activities that “build on local strengths.” Smart specialisation rests upon the idea that bringing together people with complementary skills helps them generate...

Coverage of cost of housing and health release

Coverage of the New WHO housing and health guidelines could save millions each year research:Poor housing costing taxpayers $145m a year - report - Morning Report (RNZ)
Injuries, disease from bad housing costs New Zealand up...

New WHO housing and health guidelines could save millions each year

Preventable injuries and hospitalisations due solely to poor housing conditions in New Zealand could be costing more than $145 million annually in ACC claims and hospitalisation costs, according to new research.A Fellow at Motu Economic...

Motu researchers on air pollution, free public transport, pre-trial inmates, soccer players’ contracts and learning what phylogeny means in fairy stories

This guest Top 5 of interesting articles to read over your weekend from interest.co.nz replaces their old Top 10, and comes from Kate Preston, Bronwyn Bruce-Brand, Ben Davies, Dom White and Sophie Hale... 

John McDermott announced as Motu Executive Director

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research is thrilled to announce the appointment of our new Executive Director. Dr John McDermott is well known in New Zealand and internationally as a macroeconomist. He is currently Assistant...

How much can changing the way we use land fight climate change?

New research from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research looks at whether New Zealand can change the way we use land to achieve our emissions target in the lowest cost way. Under the Paris Agreement,...

Coverage of Biological Emissions Reference Group report

New research from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research looks at whether New Zealand can change the way we use land to achieve our emissions target in the lowest cost way. Coverage of this paper...

Coverage of Drought under climate change paper

Both Stuff and the NZ Herald covered the release of the Drought under climate change paper by Motu for the Deep South National Science Challenge:New Zealand is unprepared for more frequent drought, report warns -...