The incoming government has been entrenched in drawn-out coalition negotiations. Across the table from National Party leader Christopher Luxon sit the leaders of two minor parties, both basking in the now-fading glow of recent electoral successes, eagerly eyeing their slices of the economic pie. Read more
Max Salmon is a Research Fellow at the New Zealand Initiative. He joins as a generalist, with interests in education, infrastructure, and energy.
Prior to joining the initiative, Max worked in research and policy in the private sector, and with the COVID-19 response group at DPMC. Max has a BA majoring in Classical Studies and Philosophy from Victoria University of Wellington and has recently completed an MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy at the London School of Economics.
The election has come and gone. While Wellington sits in stasis awaiting Winston’s next press scrum, New Zealanders might be forgiven for feeling that we’ve only recently been here before. Read more
The election is now firmly behind us, and the shape of the Sixth National Government of New Zealand will soon emerge. Likely coalition partners National and ACT have staunchly advocated for deregulation in their election campaigns. Read more
How sweet is the sound of victory! On Sunday morning, the All Blacks won against the Irish team. Read more