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Experts call for infrastructure focus in Government's national policy statement on housing

Motu senior research fellow and former Reserve Bank chairman Arthur Grimes said the NPS would not solve Auckland's problems overnight, as boosting the city's housing supply would take 10 to 20 years. "People concentrating on quick…

PM's housing plan criticised

Motu Research senior fellow Arthur Grimes peer-reviewed the report. Land price triggers could help Auckland but only in the long-term and only as part of a package of solutions, he said. "The idea that anybody could…

Stewardship or spin: Conservation and Budget

Catherine Leining from economic research institute Motu said "restoring a full-unit obligation in the NZ ETS represents an important step forward for incentivising domestic mitigation but future emission prices remain uncertain in the absence of…

Rents go up but wages can't keep up in the Waikato

People renting homes in the Waikato are sacrificing more of their weekly income as demand for properties in the region continues to grow. Arthur Grimes is reported in the Waikato Times.

Cutting emissions not impossible - NZ Farmers Weekly

Suzi Kerr talks to NZ Farmers Weekly about how pastoral grazing systems and already efficient farms make reducing greenhouse gas emissions a challenge but not impossible.

Motu News May 2016

Motu participates with researchers from several universities in Te Punaha Matatini—a Centre of Research Excellence devoted to modelling and understanding complex systems. TPM director Shaun Hendy has just published an important book Silencing Science (BWB…

An Inconvenient Truth - what stacks up, 10 years on

May 24, 2016, marks 10 years since the release of Gore's documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, which made claims about the effects of global warming around the world. Rachel Thomas from stuff.co.nz talks to Catherine Leining about…

Christchurch workers more likely to have jobs and earn more

Since devastating earthquakes struck over five years ago, workers in the Greater Christchurch region have bounced back from short-term job loss and are now more likely to have jobs, less likely to be on the…

Coverage of earthquake's impact on employees paper

Arthur, Levi and Richard's paper on the effects of a disaster on employees was featured in The Press and on Newshub.

Comment on Labour's plan to abolish Auckland's RUB

From Bernard Hickey at interest.co.nz: Labour's Housing and Auckland Issues spokesman Phil Twyford has called on the Government to use its upcoming National Policy Statement on housing and urban land use to abolish Auckland's Rural Urban…