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Upcoming Research

Build a sustainable and resilient future

Researchers: Kali Mercier, Tom James, Kathy Errington, Holly Walker, Matt Shand

In partnership with WSP New Zealand

Foster a healthier, fairer society

Researchers: Kali Mercier, Murray Bruges, Kathy Errington, Holly Walker

In partnership with WSP New Zealand

Grow a fairer more prosperous economy

Researchers: Murray Bruges, Kathy Errington, Holly Walker

In partnership with WSP New Zealand

Navigate a turbulent world

Researchers: Kathy Errington, Philippa Yasbek

The Productivity Question

Researchers: Todd Kriebel, Bill Kaye-Blake

In partnership with NZIER

Aotearoa New Zealand has Scandinavian expectations of the welfare state but a short term attitude to investment and taxation.

Together with NZIER, we propose to produce a paper focusing on the main sector which underpins Aotearoa New Zealand’s wealth – the primary sector – in the context of lifting productivity during the COVID recovery.

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Funding and Financing Infrastructure

Researcher: Kali Mercier

In partnership with WSP New Zealand

a photo of a train running along Auckland's waterfront with cranes at the port in the background

Currently, infrastructure requirements across the country outstrip available funding. To service our growing population, we urgently need to consider the strategy and policy adjustments that will ensure we can build what needs to be built in more effective and efficient ways.

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Transparency and Integrity

Researcher: Philippa Yasbek

The Beehive Building, New Zealand's Parliament Building, against the Sun with Sunstars. Wellington, North Island, New Zealand, Oceania

This report will examine a range of topics relating to transparency and integrity in New Zealand’s political, government and financial systems - including political donations, lobbying, foreign bribery and beneficial ownership.

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Fit for the Future

Researcher: Murray Bruges

Healthy food

New Zealand needs a fair deal between the food industry, the government and society to effectively prevent and treat obesity.

Together with the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, the Helen Clark Foundation will adapt the Institute's recent report Fit for the Future: A Fair Deal on Food for a Healthier Britain for the New Zealand context.

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All Publications

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Working with communities to adapt to a changing climate
20/11/2023
Communities must urgently develop adaptation strategies that consider the voices of those most affected by climate change.
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Loneliness and connection in the age of social distance
A collection of essays building on research by the Helen Clark Foundation, available now.
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We can make our cities more resilient to climate change by making them more absorbent.
13/08/2023
Urban design measures can help manage more intense rainfall events.
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We present some outcomes from our roundtable.
24/11/2022
We share some of the outcomes from a rountable of 50+ experts.
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We can make our public spaces safer through urban design choices.
09/11/2022
Coordinated urban design interventions can help make us feel safer.
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How can we practically set regulations for social media companies that operate at such scale?
22/10/2022
Everyone agrees that social media platforms got too big, too fast, and accepted too little responsibility.
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