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    ‘I’ve looked at local government … and it’s neither’

    by  • April 8, 2013 • Articles, News • 0 Comments

    An IGPS/IPANZ Panel Discussion on the Governance of Local Government, 5 April 2013   People’s ability to shape their own community is under threat from several sources, a panel of experts argued at an event last week co-hosted by the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies and the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand. Wellington...

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    A chance to hear from a visiting child poverty expert

    by  • October 18, 2012 • Articles, News • 0 Comments

    Greg Duncan – an American academic with three decades’ experience researching poverty, welfare dependency and childhood development – will be giving several public lectures in Wellington next month about the long-term damage caused by child poverty. Duncan, a distinguished professor from the University of California, Irvine, has spent his career examining the long-term impacts...

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    Govt’s consultants bill $375m

    by  • December 20, 2011 • News, The NZ Herald • 2 Comments

    Unions fear government spending on consultants could skyrocket after it was revealed that the bill hit $375 million last financial year – and John Key warned of “significant” restructuring to come. The Government spent more than $375 million on consultants and contractors in 2010-11 as a series of government restructurings made thousands of public...

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