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A lack of joined up thinking on energy, water and climate change objectives

Sapere Research Group was commissioned by Trustpower to analyse, and explain the consequences of, the lack of joined up thinking in regulation and decision making across the energy, water, environmental nexus in New Zealand. Toby Stevenson, Dr Stephen Batstone and Corina Comendant look at why a lack of joined up thinking may reduce the contribution […]

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National Safe Sleep Programme Presentation on key findings

This is Sapere’s presentation of the findings of our work to support the development of a National Safe Sleep Programme. It should be read in conjunction with the literature review we undertook, and the report from the hui we held. Both documents can be read on our website.

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Report on Hui on the development of a National Safe Sleep Programme

As part of our work to support the development of a National Safe Sleep Programme, Sapere ran five hui. The purpose of the hui was to gain expert and local knowledge of what works well and what people believe is a way forward for the future. This report should be read in conjunction with the […]

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Literature review of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infants

Sapere undertook a rapid literature scan for the Ministry of Health, presenting a high-level overview of the available recent evidence in relation to interventions for sudden unexplained death of an infant (SUDI). It includes a focus on reaching vulnerable, or harder to reach people and families, in the New Zealand context. This review should be […]

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The Economic Costs of the Havelock North August 2016 Waterborne Disease Outbreak

Sapere Research Group was contracted by the Ministry of Health to determine the costs of the waterborne disease outbreak in Havelock North, the largest outbreak of its kind in New Zealand. The contamination was discovered on 12th August 2016 and the primary impacts lasted for approximately four weeks, though there was a relatively long ‘tail’ […]

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Estimating the Wider Socio-economic Impacts of Ultra Fast Broadband for New Zealand

This report estimates the benefit to New Zealand consumers from Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB). Utilising publically available data on UFB coverage and prices we calculate the monetary value of the additional well-being users derive from UFB after deducting the amount paid by users for UFB (that is, the consumer surplus). Using published projections of UFB […]

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Indicative business case for Dunedin Hospital

The Government has approved the Indicative Business Case for the rebuild of Dunedin Hospital. The business case, prepared by Sapere Research Group for the Ministry of Health, narrows down the options to two preferred ones; a new Dunedin Hospital to be built or on a new city site yet to be selected or on Southern […]

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Review of the Sexual Abuse Assessment and Treatment Services (SAATS) and the Organisation of Doctors for Sexual Abuse Care

Sapere was engaged by ACC on behalf of the three funders of SAATS (ACC, the Ministry of Health and New Zealand Police) to undertake a review of the current delivery and sustainability of SAATS. The review also considered the role and sustainability of the Doctors for Sexual Abuse Care (DSAC) organisation and a proposed new […]

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Report on Good Practice of Continence Services in New Zealand

Continence NZ contracted Sapere to undertake an independent analysis of the current state of continence services in District Health Boards (DHBs) in New Zealand.  The purpose is to profile what is currently happening for service delivery against known good practice and then to make comment on that for the future for New Zealand. The methodology […]

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Disability Information and Advisory Services and Needs Assessment and Service Coordination Review: A Proposed Design and Framework

This is the third and final conclusion and recommendation paper in the independent review of the framework for Disability Information and Advisory Services (DIAS) and Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC) for Disability Support Services (DSS) of the Ministry of Health (the Ministry). The purpose of the first paper was to highlight the current state […]

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