Our first seminar in the Resilient Economy Series identified a number of key factors hampering New Zealand's real economy. These included the need for a more stable currency, encouragement of more investment in our productive enterprises and the negative impact of the current implementation of monetary policy. Next, we look to some of the options for addressing these problems.

These free events feature Rick Boven from the New Zealand Institute discuss with participants from our first seminars what we need to do to build a truly Resilient New Zealand Economy. The New Zealand Institute is an independent think-tank with its own project focussed on improving New Zealand's competitive strength.

The Christchurch event saw John Walley of the Manufacturers and Exporters Association, a forthright commentator from the first Fabian seminar, in discussion with Rick (podcast available here). The Auckland and Wellington events feature Rick Boven with Selwyn Pellett and Ganesh Nana respectively.


bovenDr Rick Boven
Director of the New Zealand Institute
walley2John Walley
CEO of the Manufacturers &
Exporters Association
nanaDr Ganesh Nana
BERL Economics
pellettSelwyn Pellett
Productive Economy Council

These issues are important for our future, so please come and join the debate. The Auckland seminar will be held 5.30-7.30pm, Tuesday 10th August, at the University of Auckland Business School. The Wellington Seminar will be held 5.30-7.30pm, Monday 23rd August, at Connolly Hall, 40 Hill St, Thorndon.


You can register on our web site for the Auckland or Wellington seminars. If you know of others who would be interested, please take advantage of the 'Tell a Friend' feature on the registration page.