The merger of the New Zealand Business Roundtable and the New Zealand Institute was completed last night with the launch of new libertarian think tank the New Zealand Initiative.
According to a statement, the New Zealand Initiative will “build on the legacies of its two founding organisations and will focus on raising debate on public policy and contributing bold, rigorously-researched ideas to achieve a more prosperous future for New Zealand".
Led by Oliver Hartwich from the Australian Centre for Independent Studies, a Roundtable-equivalent organisation, the think tank also counts former Roundtable chairman Roger Partridge and former NZI chairman Tony Carter as its joint chairs, BusinessDesk reported.
Partridge said by joining forces, the organisations could be more effective in a market that was too small for two independent CEO think tanks.
Idealog has been covering the most interesting people, businesses and issues from the fields of innovation, design, technology and urban development for over 12 years. And we're asking for your support so we can keep telling those stories, inspire more entrepreneurs to start their own businesses and keep pushing New Zealand forward. Give over $5 a month and you will not only be supporting New Zealand innovation, but you’ll also receive a print subscription and a copy of the new book by David Downs and Dr. Michelle Dickinson, No. 8 Recharged (while stocks last).
Idealog is part of ICG. We work with clients like Woolworths New Zealand, All Good, Huffer, Liquorland, Resene, Citta Design, TVNZ, Spark and FCB on their event activations, in-store, in-office or out-of-home signage, content creation and vehicle wraps.