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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...

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...