The inaugural Auckland Climate Festival

Auckland’s first ever climate festival will be held from 12 to 31 October 2021. The festival is an open platform for communities, the private sector, government, youth and Māori to come together as a whole-of-society response to the climate emergency. The festival is...

Māori housing and wellbeing

Statistics New Zealand released Te Pā Harakeke: Māori housing and wellbeing 2021 this morning. The report focuses on Māori housing and wellbeing, particularly on the connections and associations between various housing measures and Māori wellbeing outcomes. The report...

Interest rates set to rise

Up until last Tuesday, 17 August, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand was widely tipped to hike the official cash rate (OCR) from the current 0.25%. Some commentators had priced an increase of 50 basis points to 0.75%. Indeed, commercial banks were seemingly ready to hike...

Productivity Commission inquiries

The Productivity Commission has two inquiries underway. The first was briefly covered in last month’s edition of InfraRead and is an inquiry into what immigration policy settings would best facilitate New Zealand’s long-term economic growth and promote the wellbeing...
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