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Our Flag Competition

Why did I run the competition? It was clear from the public’s response that the understanding of what the current flag represents is minimal. It’s a defaced British naval ensign, modified first in 1867 as required by the British Colonial Navy Defence Act, so that the activities of the colonial government could be differentiated from […]

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Media release: Talk Treaty launch – Well know Kiwis talk candidly about the Treaty of Waitangi

Economist Dr Gareth Morgan, who earlier this year was accused by the New Zealand media of labelling pakeha New Zealanders “blissfully ignorant”, is about to share with the public part-two of an ongoing project about the Treaty of Waitangi. “Talk Treaty” follows on from the book “Are we there yet” co authored by Dr Morgan […]

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Let’s talk. Talk Treaty coming 6th August.

On 6th August the Morgan Foundation will launch a video exhibition and online collection called “Talk Treaty”. The video collection is based on interviews with many well-known New Zealand personalities – Maori and non-Maori – talking frankly about the Treaty and issues related to it. The founding principle of Talk Treaty is that every view […]

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How do we stop land banking?

The Productivity Commission has produced a draft report that looks at ways to increase the supply of land for housing. The report includes many good ideas, such as getting rid of minimum parking requirements, which we will talk about in future blogs. One of the Productivity Commission’s ideas is to charge rates on public land […]

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