Our long-term problems keep catching up on us

Aside from the dominance of media and political attention, what the issues of Three Waters and Cyclone Gabrielle underline is that we have a problem in New Zealand in dealing with long-standing issues that grow over time, that have been clearly signalled, and that require timely intervention and the earmarking of resources. Let’s take Three […]

Kali Mercier appointed WSP Fellow at the Helen Clark Foundation

WSP in New Zealand and The Helen Clark Foundation are pleased to announce that Kali Mercier has been appointed as the new WSP research fellow at The Helen Clark Foundation | Mahi a Rongo, taking over from Acting WSP Fellow Anne Cunningham. Wellington-based Kali will spend her tenure as Fellow producing high-quality research reports with […]

Helen Clark Foundation and WSP in New Zealand call for national forum on designing for safety in towns and cities 

The Helen Clark Foundation and WSP in New Zealand are recommending that a national forum be convened on how urban design can contribute to creating safer urban areas. You can read the discussion paper here. While a review of crime data paints a complex picture, there are challenges to respond to with rising concern about […]

Minimising The Harms From Methamphetamine: New Report

The Helen Clark Foundation together with the New Zealand Drug Foundation proposes pathway to reduce methamphetamine harm A new report commissioned by the Helen Clark Foundation and the NZ Drug Foundation, co-authored by Philippa Yasbek, Kali Mercier, Dr Hinemoa Elder MNZM, Dr Rose Crossin, and Prof Michael Baker MNZM, makes evidence-based recommendations on how to […]

Healthy Food Environments

Everyone wants a healthy environment for their kids to grow up in. However, where you live can make that a lot harder. Our research aimed to examine the different food environments that make up our city of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Using electronic sales (EFTPOS) data and census data, we can show that lower income communities […]

Move Forward With Congestion Charging But Put Fairness In The Driver’s Seat, Says Helen Clark Foundation & WSP NZ

In a just-released research report, the Helen Clark Foundation and WSP in New Zealand are recommending how congestion charging can be implemented fairly in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Government is expected to announce it will implement congestion charging later this month as part of its final Emissions Reduction Plan. The Helen Clark Foundation / WSP […]

Helen Clark Foundation Calls For Maternal Mental Health To Be A Policy Priority In New Report

Pregnancy suicide statistics reveal need for more parental leave and for perinatal and maternal mental health to be a focus of the health sector reforms Suicide is the leading cause of death during pregnancy and the postnatal period in Aotearoa New Zealand with wahine Māori three times more likely than non-Māori to die this way, […]

Sea Change Needed

Ahead of The Helen Clark Foundation’s webinar today about how to progress the High Seas Treaty, we visited The Noises Islands in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park to witness the impact of overfishing on the marine environment. The scrape of rocks on the sea taxi hull acts like a starting gun for a seaside scree […]

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