Publications

A Future Capitation Funding Approach

Addressing health need and sustainability in general practice funding The Health Transition Unit commissioned Sapere to work with a reference group of sector experts to explore improved capitation approaches that support the sustainability of general practice, and respond to health need better than existing funding mechanisms.  The preferred approach is to use a combination of

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Assessment of mechanisms of managed retreat

Report prepared for the Ministry for the Environment The Ministry for the Environment has made available our report to them assessing mechanisms to support managed retreat. We are pleased the team of David Moore, Angus White, and Kelvin Woock were able to support the Ministry in its important work in relation to climate change adaptation.

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Cost benefit analysis of Building for Climate Change amendments to the Building Act 2004

Report for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment The cost benefit analysis (CBA) of proposed changes to the Building Act to support waste and emissions reduction has now been released and the Bill to enable the changes introduced. The CBA was prepared by a Sapere team led by David Moore. We are pleased the

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The implications of competition and market trends for media plurality in New Zealand

This report for the Ministry for Culture and Heritage examines the state of media plurality in New Zealand. Sapere examined how competition and market trends have affected the media, and whether public policy interventions may be necessary to address specific issues or market barriers.

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Total Household Energy Costs NZ

Prepared for the Electricity Networks Association In the report written by by Toby Stevenson and Michael Young, the transition to a decarbonised energy sector will require considerable investment in renewable energy, provisions for system security, distribution and transmission. It begs the question: what can we expect for total annual average household energy costs through to 2040? The answer

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Survey to better understand general practice costs – interim results

Sapere Research Group has been commissioned to provide advice to the interim entities (interim Health New Zealand and interim Māori Health Authority) on options for the future of primary care funding. While there is information that we can use on cost for many aspects of general practice, expenditure by different kinds of practice on rent

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Efficient price discrimination in the wholesale electricity market

Sapere was asked by Meridian Energy to review the discussion paper ‘Inefficient Price Discrimination in the wholesale electricity market – issues and options’, issued by the Electricity Authority (Authority) as part of its Wholesale Market Review. The Authority claims that the price discrimination implicit in the ‘Tiwai contracts’ between Meridian Energy, Contact Energy and New

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Assessing the emissions footprint of the fibre networks relative to other fixed broadband options in New Zealand

International studies show that the fibre network has a lower carbon footprint than other broadband options, primarily due to energy savings. This paper provides a first assessment of the emissions footprint of the current New Zealand fibre network, with a focus on internet provision to households and small to medium-sized businesses. Fibre (GPON and XGS-PON)

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The cost of consenting infrastructure projects in New Zealand

Sapere was asked by the Infrastructure Commission / Te Waihanga to quantify and evaluate the costs, including in relation to time, and risks of consenting infrastructure in New Zealand. This report provides a detailed picture of the costs that infrastructure developers face when seeking to consent new projects and outlines some issues with the current

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Review of potential security, reliability, and resilience concerns arising from future scenarios for the electricity industry

This review by David Reeve and Toby Stevenson was commissioned by the Electricity Authority. In recent years a number of organisations have modelled scenarios of the New Zealand energy sector. Each exercise has had different purposes in mind, but they share the desire to understand the implications of policies targeting our emissions profiles and the

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