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IT TAKES TWO TO MAKE A (CITY) DEAL

Drawing on her experience of Devolution Deals with local areas in the UK, MartinJenkins Director Victoria Bowes considers what could help our central government here in Aotearoa to get the…

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ADAPTING TO CLIMATE CHANGE: TIME FOR OUR GOVERNMENT LEADERS TO STEP UP

Michael Mills, a Partner and Public Policy Lead at MartinJenkins, looks at how central and local government are positioned to support our communities to adapt to the effects of climate…

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Assets or liabilities? – Local councils and social housing

MartinJenkins consultants Susan Burns and Cathryn Lancaster discuss the challenges and choices facing local-government landlords in a time of big financial pressures.

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Rooftop solar in Aotearoa: Are we missing something?

Daniel Wright is a Senior Consultant at MartinJenkins, and a keen observer and sometimes adviser on issues related to the energy market.

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Squaring the circle: Workforce planning amidst shifting government priorities

How do you reduce the size of your workforce and still carry out your agency’s functions effectively, hold on to your best talent, and keep up staff morale, all in…

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Slow down to speed up: Getting your discussion paper right

Jennie Kerr, our Lead for Public Policy, sets out some common pitfalls when planning a discussion paper for a policy reform.

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Working differently in times of change

Kate Clark, a Practice Lead | Ārahi Wāhi Mahi at MartinJenkins, looks at how public-sector teams can set goals and work productively even in times of change and uncertainty.

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Regulatory cost-benefit analysis: Getting one you can use

Principal Consultant Jo Smith explains the role of cost-benefit analysis in developing regulatory proposals. She describes some of the common challenges and pitfalls, and ways of overcoming them.

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Regulating artificial intelligence: Can we keep up? And do we need to?

MartinJenkins Partner Sarah Baddeley, with help from our Chief Data Scientist Marianna Pekar, explores what New Zealand regulators should be thinking about when it comes to regulating AI technology.

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City and Regional Deals – Two truths and a lie

Last month, Patrick McVeigh, our Lead for People and Places, wrote about the City and Region Deal model and the importance of attending to the four Ds of devolution, delivery, durability,…

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