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    Media like ‘junkyard dog’ says politics lecturer

    by  • August 19, 2013 • Articles, News • 1 Comment

    The New Zealand media is like “a junkyard dog”, sometimes ferocious but with a short attention span, according to Otago University politics lecturer Bryce Edwards. Giving an Institute for Governance and Policy Studies lecture, Edwards discussed his report on the media for the New Zealand National Integrity Assessment, an exercise that looks at the...

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    Green economy ‘meaningful, not mystical’ – visiting expert

    by  • August 11, 2013 • Articles, News • 0 Comments

    A “green” economy is the only realistic way to reverse environmental damage while improving living standards, says a visiting public policy expert. Professor Daniel Fiorino, a leading writer on environmental and public policy issues at the American University in Washington, DC, was in New Zealand as the second Sir Frank Holmes Visiting Fellow. The...

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    Religious voices should not be ‘excluded’ from debate, says departing professor

    by  • July 23, 2013 • Articles, News • 0 Comments

    “Fear and hostility” towards religious values is leaving public debate impoverished, according to Andrew Bradstock, Director of the University of Otago’s Centre for Theology and Public Issues. Professor Bradstock, who is returning shortly to Britain, said the media were often “indifferent” towards religious perspectives, and members of the public frequently feared that religious speakers...

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    Businesses failing to engage on trust and transparency, says Snively

    by  • April 22, 2013 • Articles, News • 0 Comments

    New Zealand companies are failing to capitalise on the country’s reputation for being open and transparent, even though it’s a genuine competitive advantage – unlike our ‘100% Pure’ brand. That was the verdict of Suzanne Snively, the executive chair of Transparency International, speaking at a panel session organised by the Institute for Governance and...

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    Too many Cabinet ministers, says Mallard

    by  • April 18, 2013 • Articles, News • 1 Comment

    New Zealand has too many Cabinet ministers and too many government agencies – but more departmental mergers is not the solution, Labour MP Trevor Mallard said at a joint lecture for the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies and the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand. Mallard, a former Minister of Education and State...

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