Publications

Evaluation of the Urgent Community Care Pilots

Sapere was asked to evaluate two pilot ambulance projects being trialled by St John and Wellington Free Ambulance in the Horowhenua and Kapiti.  The Urgent Community Care service involved highly skilled paramedics attending emergency incidents with the intention of treating patients at the scene and supporting the patient into community-based care.

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Comparison of New Zealand and Canterbury population level measures

Tom Love, Principal at Sapere, was asked by Canterbury DHB to do a comparative analysis of its hospital inpatient trends against the rest of New Zealand over the period 2006/07 to 2011/12. The goal was to inform a report by the King’s Fund on progress in integrating services in the Canterbury health system. The overall

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Review of Competition in the Retail Electricity and Natural Gas Markets in New South Wales

Kieran Murray, Nives Matosin and Eli Hefter of Sapere were asked by the Australian Energy Market Commission to conduct a series of interviews as part of a review of competition in the retail electricity and gas markets. Those interviewed included the NSW electricity and gas retailers, the Energy Retailers Association of Australia and the Energy

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Assessment of the implementation of the Productive Ward and Productive Operating Theatre programmes in New Zealand

David Moore and Gary Blick were asked by the Health Quality & Safety Commission to evaluate the implementation and impacts of two service quality improvement programmes in public hospitals in New Zealand. They partnered with two experts from Nottingham with experience of the Productive Ward and the Productive Operating Theatre within the NHS. The evaluation

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Using Subjective Well-being in Policy

This paper provides a background on subjective well-being (SWB) and provides guidelines for how and why well-being measures should be used in public policy. It includes case studies of the application of well-being measurement to policies and programs as well as Australian data sources for well-being measurement.

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Economic Impacts of Opotiki Harbour Development

Sally Wyatt, Senior Managing Economist, investigates the economic impacts of a wharf and harbour development on the Opotiki and Whakatane districts and more broadly, on New Zealand. The wharf and harbour are being developed to allow for a large scale aquaculture farm. The global aquaculture industry is estimated as one of the world’s fastest growing

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Follow-up Review of the New Zealand Transport Agency

David Moore, CEO at Sapere was one of two advisors engaged by the New Transport Agency (NZTA) to review the agency’s Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) conducted in 2010. The follow-up review summarises the 2010 PIF review at a high level, makes detailed comment on the identified seven areas for follow up and comments on the

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Insurance and road safety

Could insurance markets be an answer to reducing the road toll? This working paper by Sapere Director, Dr Richard Tooth, explores this possibility. It examines the implications of recent step changes in technology and puts forward a model that provides insurers with incentives to encourage safer driving behaviour, safer speeds and use of safer vehicles.

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Scoping study for a consumer energy data access system

Simon Orme, James Swansson and Eli Hefter of Sapere were engaged by the Australian government’s department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (RET) to undertake a project to assess current arrangements for consumer access to energy consumption data and scope proposals for change. The project arose from the Australian Government’s announcement in its 2011 Clean Energy

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Evaluation of the Rugby World Cup 2011 – Auckland

This report presents interim findings of the evaluation of the immediate and legacy economic and social impacts in Auckland, as well as a description of the city’s contribution to plan and deliver a major sporting event. The final report is due in April 2012 once long-lead data becomes available and will include a full economic

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