Category Archives: Economic Transformation

Gareth Morgan has been studying fashion – not facts

Whatever Gareth Morgan has been studying for the last five years it certainly wasn’t history. There is no historical basis whatsoever for his claim at Ratana Pa today that the Treaty is about “co-governance”. The Maori version of the Treaty … Continue reading

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Nats one-eyed on housing

The National Government has lost perspective. That’s what happens when you cover one¬†eye. With data today showing that Auckland house prices are surging upwards faster than ever, it is clear that focusing only on supply is not working. As I … Continue reading

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Waitangi Tribunal on sovereignty – fashionable but flawed

When scholarship becomes focused on what is fashionable rather than what is true then trouble is ahead. Unfortunately that is precisely where the Waitangi Tribunal is taking us with the so called “modern scholarship” it has used to declare that … Continue reading

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Why neither National or Labour will solve child poverty

More growth – or more redistribution. These are the two main themes offered into the child poverty debate by parties across the political spectrum in New Zealand. Both are necessary to some degree. However both will also fall well short … Continue reading

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New Zealand’s lost Christian legacy

Many New Zealanders question if our nation ever had a strong heritage of Christian faith. Wiremu Tamihana is the answer to their doubts. As a young Ngati Haua chief, Tamihana found faith in the early 1830s under the teaching of … Continue reading

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Early Childhood Education Failing ?

The NZ Herald reported last week that primary school principals are increasingly concerned at the number of children arriving at school struggling to speak in sentences. These are children whose vocabulary and verbal skills are so deficient, they can’t complete … Continue reading

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Greens blinded by ideology

The Greens opposition to removing fallen timber from West Coast forests reveals their ideological underpinning. They don’t just want to protect the environment – they worship it. The storm which lashed the Coast last month felled thousands of native trees … Continue reading

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Housing affordability – its supply AND demand

The PM has finally shown signs of being willing to consider the impact that foreign demand is having on housing affordability in New Zealand (Herald: Rethink on foreign home-buying). Until now the Government has focused solely on supply issues. However … Continue reading

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Ngai Tahu youth better savers

Ngai Tahu young people are more likely to be savers with better financial literacy than other young New Zealanders. This according to a study undertaken by the Financial Education and Research Centre reported in the Herald today. The study attributed … Continue reading

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Tainui $700M answers settlement skeptics

Last week Tainui Group Holdings reported total assets of $738million. This comes from wisely stewarding the $170million they received in their 1995 Treaty settlement, plus their share of the fisheries settlement. Their success in growing the tribe’s wealth is a … Continue reading

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