Debate: Should New Zealand be smokefree?

Debate: Should New Zealand be smokefree?

In March 2011 the Government set a goal that by 2025 less than 5 percent of New Zealanders will be smokers. Chris Bullen, Dr Ilaisaane Fifita, and Martin Wilkinson debate the issue of a smokefree New Zealand.   Bold action from politicians  Our national aspirational...
Has the internet led to economic growth?

Has the internet led to economic growth?

By Chris Doucouliagos & Tom Stanley The internet is transforming every aspect of our lives. It has become indispensable. But, so far, according to a new meta-analysis we have published in the Journal of Economic Surveys, the internet has done next to nothing for...
How wholesome is your local wholefoods store?

How wholesome is your local wholefoods store?

By Morgan Renata On Apirana Avenue in Glen Innes, little more than 100 metres apart from one another sit two supermarkets: one sports something of a household name after 30+ years of servicing New Zealand families, and the other, a relative stranger, offers only a...