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Insights and thinking on issues that are important to our clients and for Aotearoa New Zealand

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Pursuing value: Regular check-ups or major surgery?

MartinJenkins Partner Richard Tait looks at ways organisations can make monitoring their value-for-money performance part of their regular practice.

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Budget 2024: Are the kids alright?

From her COVID bed, MartinJenkins Partner Sarah Baddeley looked through the recent Budget announcements for measures aimed at attracting more of our young people into education and training.

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Cutting red tape: Beware “Verschlimmbesserung”

Jennie Kerr and Stu Murphy look at how efforts to trim New Zealand’s regulatory forest can achieve the intended aims and avoid unintended consequences.

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Spotlight on Te Tiriti: Stewardship in changing times

Edwina Merito (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Pūkeko) is our Whakarangatira te Tiriti lead at MartinJenkins.

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Hard power: The impact of the Ukraine war on Germany's electricity generation

Public policy and regulatory expert Andrew Horwood takes another look at how the EU's most populous country is doing with its efforts to decarbonise its energy sector.

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Crown entities and their monitors: A relationship that takes work

MartinJenkins Director Natasha Kuka has some advice on how a Crown entity’s leaders and its monitoring agency can work constructively together. In 1989, GST was raised to 12.

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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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