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Kia māia: Be bold, Improving the wellbeing of children living in poverty

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Rebound in business confidence short-lived

Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion, April 2019

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NZIER’s Shadow Board still recommends the OCR be kept on hold

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NZIER Consensus Forecasts shows lower growth outlook

Consensus Forecasts, March 2019

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DATA1850 - making available long-term economic data for New Zealand

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NZIER Consensus Forecasts shows growth outlook broadly unchanged

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Latest publications

  • Kia māia: Be bold, Improving the wellbeing of children living in poverty, NZIER public discussion paper 2019/1

    20 May 2019

    By Peter Wilson

    Kiwis believe in giving people a fair go. Improving the wellbeing of children living in poverty fits with these values.

    Wellbeing is not just a trendy name for income or standard of living. Kia māia: Be bold shows how it is a powerful idea that goes to the heart of what “a fair go”' in life requires. We discuss how some people struggle to convert income and other resources into a good life. For those people, increasing income is not enough to increase their wellbeing. To address the negative effects of child poverty and give all kiwi kids a fair go, additional support, often focussed on the needs of individuals and their families, will be required.

  • Quantifying Māori spend on tobacco, alcohol & gambling

    13 May 2019

    By Prince Siddharth

    NZIER report prepared for the Centre of Research Excellence: Indigenous Sovereignty & Smoking as part of a programme of research supported by a grant from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, Inc.



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