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New Zealand’s well-being approach to budget is not new, but could shift major issues

At the end of this month, New Zealand will release its first “Well-being Budget”. It builds on treasury’s Living Standards Framework (LSF), published last December, which introduced a suite of well-being measures, including cultural identity,...

WTF is a wellbeing budget

Arthur Grimes discusses the upcoming wellbeing budget on the Two Cents Worth podcast from RNZ and Newsroom. There are two fundamental problems with GDP. Firstly, it overlooks unpaid work like parenting and the work of unpaid...

How tough is it for the middle class in New Zealand?

Our Arthur Grimes is interviews in this Noted NZ Listener story looking at how money worries have set off a wave of populist politics in most Western democracies, but not here. Is that because our...

The clash between science and silence

Lincoln University was silenced for over two months due to a clause in a research contract with South Island iwi Ngāi Tahu which forced it to seek written permission before speaking publicly. See the Newsroom...

Census delays and missing data

About 10% of the population didn't fill in the Census. This is higher than normal (estimated to be 2.4% in 2013). A further 5.5% of respondents left some bits blank - which is normal (5%+...

It's not just The Warehouse going carbon neutral; people are doing it too

An article from Stuff using our household emissions tool to see if the general public can go carbon neutral.

PCE report on “Farms, forests and fossil fuels”: One lump or two?

Catherine Leining has a new Low-emission blog post talking about how she agrees with the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's new report: targets & policies should reflect differences across GHGs. If NZ was starting from...

How to cut your contribution to climate change by offsetting your emissions

Stuff looks at living a carbon-free lifestyle. Each person's carbon footprint – the amount of greenhouse gases your activities release – is different. A vegan's emissions are likely to be lower than a meat eater's on...

Motu News March 2019

From the Executive Director of Motu ResearchKia ora and welcome to the first Motu News for 2019 and my first ever as Executive Director. I’m looking forward to the personal treat of getting to know...

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...