Pages tagged "Geoff"

  • Protecting Native Birds in New Zealand - TOP

    Jan Wright has released her penultimate report as Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment; this one is about ensuring our native birds can thrive on mainland New Zealand. Here are five things you need to know about the report.

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  • New Zealand and a Grand Coalition - TOP

    We’ve been working hard to compare the policies of different parties, and will be releasing our findings soon. Perhaps the starkest finding is that the two parties with the most similar policies are actually Labour and National.

     

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  • Alcohol Laws in New Zealand - TOP

    During our research into the extent of harm from cannabis prohibition that we published last week, we uncovered alarming data on harm from alcohol. And of course it is legal, and its regulation has been relaxed over the last decade or two. The question is whether we have become too liberal with our alcohol laws. Certainly compared with what we recommended for cannabis that seems to be the case. 

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  • Review of the 2017 Budget - TOP

    Budget 2017 was a valiant attempt to play catch-up on a bunch of issues that we have refused to deal with for many years now. It was a good try but inevitably it fell short. 

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  • What will the Government spend our money on? - TOP

    Let’s be honest; Budget 2017 will be the same old, same old. The Government will take our money and offer it back to us in a lolly scramble, while the opposition will cry out that it is not enough. It will be a continuation of the same, fiddling around the edges approach that we have seen for the past 9 years, not to mention the 9 before that. 

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