About

The Centre for NZ Progress is on a mission to better prepare New Zealand as we navigate the changes and challenges of the 21st century.

From climate change, to an ageing population, economic bubbles, inequality, and pressures on our land, air and water, the only thing that is clear is that we have to learn to do things differently.

We can no longer look at well-being through the narrow measures of GDP and government debt. To see genuine progress, and genuine prosperity, we have to look at progress in broader social, environmental and economic terms. And we need to do this together.

As our first project the we aim to start a public conversation about ‘What real progress looks like?’ Working in partnership with community groups, environmental organisations, unions, churches, businesses, and economists; we will in the coming months host a series of online and offline conversations about our future that brings together a diverse collection of kiwis.

We will also be working to provide our hardest working community groups and individuals with the modern communication, organising and project management tools they need to be as effective as they need to be.

Our Values

The Centre for NZ Progress is a non-partisan organisation. We believe in a fairer, more equal, more free and more just society, that protects its land, air and waters for current and future generations. We believe in a balance between these values, as opposed to a single minded focus on only increasing individual freedom.