News and commentary

Keep informed with news and analysis of topical policy issues from IGPS staff, our senior associates, and other researchers.

  • How to drop big money from NZ politics

    We have what could be a singular window of opportunity to crack down on political donations and strengthen our democracy, writes Simon Chapple.

  • Treaty breach on freshwater

    Mike Joy summarises his findings in support of Ngāti Raukawa's treaty claim, detailing the New Zealand Crown's failure to act as guardians of the freshwater systems in the lower western North Island.

  • Life in lockdown

    We all remember the lockdown, but not all our memories are the same. Some say they miss the tranquillity. Others don’t miss being stuck at home at all – especially those with young children. Some found new ways of working. Others just lost work. We ran a “life under lockdown” survey in the third week of alert level 4 to examine general well-being, family resilience and employment.