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An Inconvenient Truth - what stacks up, 10 years on

May 24, 2016, marks 10 years since the release of Gore's documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, which made claims about the effects of global warming around the world. Rachel Thomas from talks to Catherine Leining about…

Coverage of earthquake's impact on employees paper

Arthur, Levi and Richard's paper on the effects of a disaster on employees was featured in The Press and on Newshub.

Comment on Labour's plan to abolish Auckland's RUB

From Bernard Hickey at Labour's Housing and Auckland Issues spokesman Phil Twyford has called on the Government to use its upcoming National Policy Statement on housing and urban land use to abolish Auckland's Rural Urban…

The great climate change rort: NZ Listener article

The recent article by Rebecca Macfie examining New Zealand's climate change policy is now available online. It quotes Suzi Kerr and Catherine Leining and takes a special look at the emissions trading scheme.

Researcher weighs in on carbon trading tool

The NZ Herald reports: A researcher who was heavily involved in the design of New Zealand's Emissions Trading Scheme says a new cap could make the much-criticised carbon trading tool effective again. More... This story was…

Adam Jaffe in "Nature" on Academic Return

A broader understanding of 'impact' could help governments to measure the diverse benefits of their investment in research. This article in Nature 533, S20–S21 by Michael Eisenstein quote Adam Jaffe extensively on the science of science…

Will the Land Tax Work - Q&A

Economist Arthur Grimes from Motu with TVNZ Q&A interviewer Michael Parkin about Land Tax.  (6 minutes and 22 seconds of video clip.)

Better businesses, healthier lives will flow from a low carbon economy

Rod Oram’s Sunday Star-Times column for May 1st, 2016 If you want to improve your business and your life there’s plenty of excellent, practical advice around. Even better the recommendations are from reputable organisations such as the…

Bernard Hickey: Land tax is long overdue

Bernard Hickey's Opinion column for the NZ Herald on 1 May 2016, stated that land tax is long overdue. Now that the Prime Minister has let the land tax genie out of the bottle we should…

Measuring public science by dollar value alone 'stupid', says top science adviser

The NBR covers Adam Jaffe's presentation to the NZ Association of Scientists in this article.