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Productivity Commission says NZ governments need to - ahead of time - build the assets and infrastructure that are required to prepare for and support a growing population
8th Nov 21, 7:33am
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Productivity Commission says NZ governments need to - ahead of time - build the assets and infrastructure that are required to prepare for and support a growing population
Yi Fuxian argues that, by inflating its population figures, China is doing itself a serious disservice
7th Aug 21, 11:12am
by Guest
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Yi Fuxian argues that, by inflating its population figures, China is doing itself a serious disservice
Significant parts of the world are undergoing rapid demographic changes which will cap, even reduce, the global population. This will have big implications for food producers
30th Jun 21, 9:38am
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Significant parts of the world are undergoing rapid demographic changes which will cap, even reduce, the global population. This will have big implications for food producers
ANZ economists say that 'in the short run' the main impact of net immigration on the NZ economy is through the housing market
29th Jun 21, 3:51pm
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ANZ economists say that 'in the short run' the main impact of net immigration on the NZ economy is through the housing market
Productivity Commission outlines the issues it'll be tackling in its inquiry into how New Zealand's immigration settings should be designed over the next few decades
21st Jun 21, 5:47am
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Productivity Commission outlines the issues it'll be tackling in its inquiry into how New Zealand's immigration settings should be designed over the next few decades
David Hargreaves doubts any NZ Government will resolve the vexed migration issue till it first forms a proper population policy
25th May 21, 2:44pm
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David Hargreaves doubts any NZ Government will resolve the vexed migration issue till it first forms a proper population policy
Westpac economists see net migration in future at around half of the pre-Covid levels following the Government's review; huge reduction in economy's underlying growth rate; impact on housing market 
24th May 21, 2:07pm
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Westpac economists see net migration in future at around half of the pre-Covid levels following the Government's review; huge reduction in economy's underlying growth rate; impact on housing market 
Government says NZ will need to stop relying on cheap low-skilled migrant workers, as it sets its sights on attracting 'high-value' investment
17th May 21, 6:12pm
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Government says NZ will need to stop relying on cheap low-skilled migrant workers, as it sets its sights on attracting 'high-value' investment
Guy Trafford finds that no matter how the world's population tracks in future, it will still be large and the demand for food will always be strong, including for the foods NZ exports
10th Apr 21, 6:51pm
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Guy Trafford finds that no matter how the world's population tracks in future, it will still be large and the demand for food will always be strong, including for the foods NZ exports
Powerdownkiwi marks his ten years commenting here with a Top 10, noting his message gets a more sympathetic hearing now, after another decade of obvious economic imbalance
5th Apr 21, 10:22am
by Guest
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Powerdownkiwi marks his ten years commenting here with a Top 10, noting his message gets a more sympathetic hearing now, after another decade of obvious economic imbalance
Zhang Jun urges the country's leaders to raise the retirement age and loosen family-planning rules
24th Mar 21, 11:41am
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Zhang Jun urges the country's leaders to raise the retirement age and loosen family-planning rules
Auckland's housing crisis starting to ease as supply starts to overtake demand and accumulated housing shortage starts to shrink
24th Nov 20, 10:00am
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Auckland's housing crisis starting to ease as supply starts to overtake demand and accumulated housing shortage starts to shrink
David Chaston updates our latest population data at September 2020 and looks at the forces behind our stable median age, a trend that helps keep our social contract affordable
17th Nov 20, 11:50am
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David Chaston updates our latest population data at September 2020 and looks at the forces behind our stable median age, a trend that helps keep our social contract affordable
David Hargreaves says with the NZ borders closed, now is when we should be having a national discussion on migration and population - so why aren't we?
5th Oct 20, 12:24pm
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David Hargreaves says with the NZ borders closed, now is when we should be having a national discussion on migration and population - so why aren't we?
Any debate on immigration has to consider the fixed natural resources that have to be spread across increasing numbers of citizens
16th Aug 20, 8:02am
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Any debate on immigration has to consider the fixed natural resources that have to be spread across increasing numbers of citizens
Massey University's Paul Spoonley says we need to have a comprehensive and informed discussion about population change and options sooner rather than later
13th Aug 20, 9:03am
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Massey University's Paul Spoonley says we need to have a comprehensive and informed discussion about population change and options sooner rather than later
NZ First will demand immigration cuts, tax relief for SMEs and another $3b for the Provincial Growth Fund in any coalition government negotiations
6th Mar 20, 6:10pm
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NZ First will demand immigration cuts, tax relief for SMEs and another $3b for the Provincial Growth Fund in any coalition government negotiations
Massey University's GDP Live team with the ageing, shrinking, Japanese population, the bug with the billion dollar bite, flexible workspaces, coronavirus price gouging, the re-rise of Aussie houses and is the world now ready for plant-based meat?
21st Feb 20, 10:00am
by Guest
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Massey University's GDP Live team with the ageing, shrinking, Japanese population, the bug with the billion dollar bite, flexible workspaces, coronavirus price gouging, the re-rise of Aussie houses and is the world now ready for plant-based meat?
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy on five US cities or states that have followed Auckland and upzoned to promote housing affordability
13th Dec 19, 10:00am
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Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy on five US cities or states that have followed Auckland and upzoned to promote housing affordability
The Opportunities Party's Geoff Simmons on Aussie banks, changes in land uses, the NZ Productivity Commission's latest report, Unconditional Basic Income and urban design
29th Nov 19, 10:00am
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The Opportunities Party's Geoff Simmons on Aussie banks, changes in land uses, the NZ Productivity Commission's latest report, Unconditional Basic Income and urban design
The Opportunities Party's Geoff Simmons on population, productivity, planting trees, parking & micro-mobility and prohibition
27th Sep 19, 10:00am
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The Opportunities Party's Geoff Simmons on population, productivity, planting trees, parking & micro-mobility and prohibition
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says the Government is striving to address the quality of immigration, saying 'it’s not whether it’s too high it's whether you are getting the right people' that matters most
24th Sep 19, 10:27am
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Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says the Government is striving to address the quality of immigration, saying 'it’s not whether it’s too high it's whether you are getting the right people' that matters most
Independent experts assessing the 2018 census data quality disagree with Statistics NZ's view that the information on ethnicity is of 'high' quality and say there's 'significant variability in the quality of ethnicity data by ethnic group'
23rd Sep 19, 2:46pm
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Independent experts assessing the 2018 census data quality disagree with Statistics NZ's view that the information on ethnicity is of 'high' quality and say there's 'significant variability in the quality of ethnicity data by ethnic group'
Work visa numbers are rising strongly while residency visas are declining and student visas are almost flat, Greg Ninness reports
18th Sep 19, 7:50am
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Work visa numbers are rising strongly while residency visas are declining and student visas are almost flat, Greg Ninness reports
Infometrics makes the map that shows how the rest of the nation's urban areas compare with Auckland, where one in three New Zealanders live
31st Aug 19, 9:20am
by Guest
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Infometrics makes the map that shows how the rest of the nation's urban areas compare with Auckland, where one in three New Zealanders live