The Public Policy Club’s Blog has been around for as long as the Club itself! Here you can read the works of dozens of fantastic PPC writers stretching over 70 articles and 6 years worth of content. Enjoy!


Trans-Tasman Bubble: A Bubble Worth Popping? (24 July 2021).

Understanding the Public Sector Wage Freeze (26 May 2021).

Shift in Foreign Policy: New Zealand, Five Eyes, China and the Uyghur Genocide (20 May 2021).

Experts on Housing Policy Reform (14 April 2021).


Road to Reconciliation: Theorizing Rwanda 1994 and Post-Conflict Resolution

Nothing To Lose: Lessons from Portugal’s Drug Policy Reform

Governing In Times Of Crisis: Poll Booster?

Green Doctors: How Medical Marijuana is Progressing in New Zealand

The New Party on the Block: Who are the Sustainability party?
Bants with the Baby Back Benches: Artie of TOP on Campus
Bants with the Baby Back Benches: Aryana from Young National
Bants with the Baby Back Benches: Adam of Princes Street Labour
Bants with the Baby Back Benches: Felix of Young ACT
Bants with the Baby Back Benches: Jay of Young New Zealand First
Bants with the Baby Back Benches: Natalie of Greens on Campus
The Struggle for Change: Is it time? (3 July 2020)
The Dragon and the Kiwi: Where are NZ-China Relations headed? (5 June 2020)
Left Behind: The Story of New Zealand’s Gig Workers (29 May 2020)
Evidence-based Policymaking, A Double-edged Sword? (15 May 2020)
The New Health and Wellness Commission: What it does and how it fits in today (8 May 2020)
The COVID-19 Economy: The Crisis and the Government’s Response (18 April 2020).




Local Election Watch 2019: Electing the Leaders of Our Healthcare System (9 October 2019).
Local Election Watch 2019: Declining Voter Turnout – Causes and Solutions (5 October 2019).
Local Election Watch 2019: The Role of Mayor (2 October 2019).
Local Election Watch 2019: Protecting the Natural Environment (27 September 2019).
Local Election Watch 2019: The ABC’s of the Auckland Race (24 September 2019).
Auckland’s Economists on New Zealand: Policy Problems, Solutions, and Misconceptions (14 September 2019).
Wellbeing Budget 2019: The Five Priorities (6 September 2019).
Three Environmental Policies to Watch (30 August 2019).
The End of Life Choice Bill and Euthanasia (23 August 2019).
Saving Face – Social Media, Photos and Privacy Issues Facing New Zealand (16 August 2019).
The Implications of Artificial Intelligence in Public Policy (22 July 2019).
The Speech Coin: Freedom v Hate (6 June 2019).
Elder Abuse is Left in the Grey (29 May 2019).
The Policy Graveyard: Where Controversial Laws Come to Die (21 May 2019).
Climate Refugees: New Zealand’s New Humanitarian Obligations in the 21st Century (15 May 2019).
The One Billion Trees Programme: Demystified (6 May 2019).
The Labour Government’s Minimum Wage Ambitions: A Hindrance or Stimulus for Working-Class Incomes? (10 March 2019).




New Zealand and the Expanding Global War on Drugs (17 August 2018)
The Waka-Jumping Bill and the Revival of Unsettled Parliamentary Divisions (17 Sept, 2018).
University Fees, Do We Have a Problem? (4 Sept, 2018)
Action on Climate Change: The Zero Carbon Bill (19 Aug, 2018).
The Crime of Aggression: How to Stop a War (or at Least Make Politicians Think Twice) (13 Aug, 2018)
Should We Introduce a Sugar Tax in New Zealand? (06 Aug, 2018).
Protection or Punishment? New Zealand Asylum and Refugee Policies Under the Spotlight (05 Jul, 2018).
The Growing Problem of Prisons in New Zealand (18 Jun, 2018)
Transport in Auckland: Prospects Under the New Government (05 Jun, 2018)
Universal Te Reo Māori Education (25 May, 2018)
The Future of Māori Seats in New Zealand (14 May, 2018)
End of Life Choice Bill: An Open Conversation - ANALYSED (25 Mar, 2018)




Youth Justice - where do the bigger parties stand? (17 Sept, 2017)
PPC Voter Guide for Environmental Policy (28 Aug, 2017)
"Why don't they vote?" The myth of the apathetic non-voter (24 Aug, 2017)
PPC Voter Guide for Housing (19 Aug, 2017)
PPC Voter Guide for Tertiary Policy (3 Aug, 2017)
The 2017 Budget - A Snapshot (3 June, 2017)
Why you should know about the Domestic Violence Victims Protection Bill (19 May, 2017)
Immigration policy and the future workforce of New Zealand (16  May, 2017)
The Party Politics of New Zealand's Abortion Law (9 May, 2017)
Crisis Point - The Future of New Zealand's Journalism (5 May, 2017)
Syrian airstrikes, future New Zealand involvement? (14 April, 2017)
Auckland Transport Woes, Policy Solutions (11 April, 2017)




Milo with the Mayors (23 Aug, 2016)
Tobacco Tax Increases by 10% (20 July, 2016)
Labour's Birthday Housing Policies (11 July, 2016)
What does Brexit mean for us? (5 July, 2016)


NOTE: PPC has integrated our former content blog PEEP into this website. Archived blog posts that are not available above can still be accessed here.

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