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August 2015

Some simple organ maths

August 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Adequately compensating live organ donors is the right thing to do. And if it enables more donors to be able to afford to take the time off work necessary to make that gift, it would also save the government a lot of money. What's not to like? [...]

Easter trading

August 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Allowing local exemptions from the Easter trading ban is good, but we could do one better. Make Easter a statutory holiday while abolishing all of the Easter trading bans. [...]

Next Generation Debates: Wellington grand final

August 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Last night, The New Zealand Initiative held the Next Generation Debates Grand Final in Wellington. With a moot that high house prices make us poorer as a nation, there were bound to be many views and suggestions on whether this is the case, and what we can do about it – and there were. [...]

Next Generation Debates: Wellington semi-final

August 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Last night, The New Zealand Initiative held the first semi-final of the Next Generation Debate series, where university teams from Victoria and Otago debated legalising euthanasia. We also heard from former Labour MP Maryan Street, and Dr Stephen Child of NZMA. [...]