The institute strongly commits to engagement with external stakeholders and the public – such as businesses, government and the community. We highly regard the efforts of public commitment to disseminate research outcomes widely and translate findings for a non-academic audience. Our upcoming events and recent events can be viewed here.

Upcoming events

Employment Relations Seminar and Discussion
19 February 
This is a half day event for members of the NZWRI Employment Relations Research Group and invited guests. Professor John W. Budd will present a seminar on dispute resolution which will be followed by a discussion on group projects. There will also be a discussion on NZ employment relations text books which will include a video interview with Professor David Peetz.

Past events

Asia-Pacific Symposium on Emotions in Worklife
13th annual symposium
3 December 2018

The measurement of in-work poverty and why it matters
23 October 2018
Public seminar hosted by the Ministry of Social Development. Visitor Dr Rod Hick of Cardiff University presented insights on the estimation of in-work poverty prevalence in New Zealand. 
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VUW Applied Econometrics Workshop
19 October 2018
Organised by the School of Economics and Finance, Victoria University of Wellington. W.E Miner Professor Benjamin Hansen; University of Oregon, is the Keynote speaker. NZWRI research fellows, Kabir Dasgupta, Alexander Plum and Christopher Erwin, will be presenting papers.
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Pay equity – where are we now?
Public information evening. Panel discussion and Q&A session.
15 August 2018
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Symposium - Living Standards Framework
Presented by The Treasury and the NZ Work Research Institute (invitation only)
26 June 2018
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Deconstructing the Digital Divide
Presented by InternetNZ and the NZ Work Research Institute
28 May 2018
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Land Use Regulation
2 February 2018


4 October – Office Space; Wellbeing and Performance
22 September – Ethnicity in the Workspace
6 September – Wellbeing and performance: Which one comes first?
22 August – Democracy and the Internet
11 August – The past, present and future of the World Internet Project
11 August – Business History as a Platform for Progress
11 August – Warrantless arrest laws for domestic violence: How are youth affected?
26 May – Quality of Life Symposium: A multidisciplinary discussion
4 May – How do employees feel about the 4th Industrial Revolution?
10 March – The 'Soda Tax' is Unlikely to Make Mexicans Lighter
1 March – Post-feminist times