in DecisionMaker 2013 with its focus on "How central
government works locally". The concept, to put local government
reform in context, is now being
updated on this site.
The out-of-print DecisionMaker Guide to Parliament and Government
2006 edition for New Zealand, was released on CD with
new features in the second quarter 2006. It and the 2003 book edition
are out of print, and pledges are now coming in, supporting further
web and print editions.
Briefings to Key ministers at www.beehive.govt.nz
We view the consolidation of publicly available briefings, first
by the government, to be a valuable contribution for those who wish
to take a whole of government perspective from their silo standpoint.
The will, and the information technology, makes this possible.
Find out more in DecisionMaker
Government announced and New Zealand electors participated
in a binding referendum
ahead, and DecisionMaker reviews the first
decade of MMP.
NZ's National Government, led by John
Key, was formed in November 2008, and set off in search of an
economic growth route. But the sword of Damocles hangs over it -
and other New Zealanders.
The report by Anthony Haas on the National Government's formation
was the first in the series of citizenship education reports introducing
the 49th NZ Parliament.
has been applied outside as well as inside New Zealand by the Centre
for Citizenship Education charitable trust (CCE).
through Kiwi eyes develops understanding
about societies. It is a multimedia educational resource with its
own website, DVD and booklet. It is now in New Zealand schools -
supporting social science teaching. Click on kansai.ac.nz
CCE, supported by the Commonwealth Foundation in 2010,
began a Pacific
citizens capacity building programme in citizenship education
in Tonga as the Kingdom moved from Constitutional monarchy to Parliamentary
democracy. Find out more at www.citizenshipeducation.net
CCE in 2012 supported Media, MPs and Constituents,
a virtual seminar in the Pacific Islands Public Policy Programme
of the School of Government of VUW.
An early Pacific
citizens publication, the 1970s school text, Sione comes
to New Zealand - a Samoan migrants' story, is being updated.
First, look at research material here,
Samoa's Malietoa 2007
literacy needs 2008
accounts of consulting migrants in Being Palangi, My Pacific
Journey, the forthcoming memoir of Anthony Haas, written
17 July 2012
Asia Pacific Economic News reports by Anthony
Haas from New Zealand's Parliamentary Press Gallery, and from
Tonga since 2009 have been concentrated at www.tonganz.net.
The focus is citizenship
education and talking
business for Tongans in the diaspora, and for friends
2009 and 2008
columns were released on this site. Click on the relevant
date to view the index and chose a column about Prime Minister
John Key's National minority government, tourism, aquaculture
amd wine, seasonal work and other topics.
Networking Seminar 2006
The Video Conference with the Center for Civic Education
USA and the discussion in Parliament's Beehive betwen 100
New Zealanders and Americans was summarised by New Zealand's
Centre for Citizenship Education in the fourth quarter 2006.
Click here for audio,
photos and more about the disscussion