2024 02 09 Wellington Destrict Plan Episode Website

Podcast: The Independent Hearing Panel's review of Wellington's District Plan

This week, Eric talks to Marko Garlick and Eleanor West, formerly of Generation Zero and now co-ordinating City for People, about the Independent Hearing Panel's process and review of Wellington’s District Plan. They also discuss the research on housing affordability and zoning, and how Houston has avoided letting local objections block wider development. Read more

Dr Eric Crampton
Marko Garlick & Eleanor West
9 February, 2024
2024 02 06 Antarctic research Episode Website

Podcast: Antarctic research

In this episode, Oliver had a unique discussion with marine scientist Dr Regina Eisert via Starlink en route from Antarctica to NZ. They talk about Regina's experience in Antarctica as well as biological and research links between NZ and Antarctica, NZ research funding and who gets to go to Scott Base, NZ's Antarctic research station. Read more

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Dr Regina Eisert
7 February, 2024
A year of new beginnings Episode Website v2

Podcast: 2023: A year of new beginnings

In our final episode of the year, Oliver and Michael discuss how things are sitting now in NZ with a new government, the challenges they're facing, some of the early decisions they've made and what the prospects are for the new year. To listen to our latest podcasts, please subscribe to The New Zealand Initiative podcast on iTunes, Spotify or The Podcast App. Read more

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Dr Michael Johnston
15 December, 2023
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Podcast: How can we improve Initial Teacher Education?

Dr Michael Johnston talks to Glenn Fahey, who is the Director of the Education program at The Centre for Independent Studies based in Australia. They discuss the problems of Teacher Education in both NZ and Australia and the differing solutions they both came up with, which highlights the differences in both countries' systems. To listen to our latest podcasts, please subscribe to The New Zealand Initiative podcast on iTunes, Spotify or The Podcast App. Read more

Dr Michael Johnston
Glenn Fahey
16 November, 2023

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