Publications

Transitioning to zero net emissions by 2050: Moving to a very low-emissions electricity system in New Zealand

Dr Stephen Batstone and Toby Stevenson spoke at the recent Downstream 2018 conference on “Transitioning to zero net emissions by 2050: Moving to a very low-emissions electricity system in New Zealand”. Stephen and Toby presented the findings of the work a team from Sapere have completed for the Productivity Commission. This work aims to identify

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A clearer high standard of trading conduct rule – addendum

In February 2018, we prepared a report entitled A clearer high standard of trading conduct rule. Since our report was finalised, additional information has become available which is relevant to the analysis of trading conduct on the wholesale electricity spot market. Our refined position and proposal is published in this addendum.

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A clearer High Standard of Trading Conduct Rule

Sapere Research Group experts Kieran Murray and Toby Stevenson look at the High Standard of Trading Conduct rule, which was introduced by the Electricity Authority in 2014. In this report, they explore the implications for the design and application of a HSOTC rule, and propose a clearer rule.  An addendum to this report was published in

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Evaluation of the Safe Surgery NZ Programme, 2015-2017 – final report

The Safe Surgery NZ Programme is the latest evolution of a long standing programme aimed at reducing perioperative harm. Reducing perioperative harm has been one of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s quality improvement programmes since 2012. In 2015 the Programme changed its name from Reducing Perioperative Harm to Safe Surgery NZ. The Programme, originally

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Safe Surgery NZ Programme Evaluation – Interim Findings Report

This interim report, prepared for the Health Quality & Safety Commission, evaluates the Safe Surgery NZ programme to review the effectiveness or success of the Commission’s programme against its aims. In order to inform the future of the programme, it checks whether the programme provides value-for-money, realises its intended benefits, and whether it is a

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Interim evaluation of the surgical site infection improvement programme

Sapere Research Group was engaged by the Health Quality & Safety Commission to undertake an evaluation of the Surgical Site Infection Improvement Programme. The purpose of this interim, formative report is to identify key insights and learnings, primarily from review of documentation and stakeholder interviews, to help shape the design and planning of the next

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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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