Dr Muriel Newman - New Zealand Centre for Political Research
Weekly ArticlesMending a Broken Society
(22 August 2011)Reaching Aussie Becomes More Distant
(8th November 2010)Problem or Fact of Life?
(26 July 2010)Arming the Police
(19 July 2010)A Triumph of Ideology Over Common Sense
(12 July 2010)In Pursuit of the National Interest
(5 July 2010)Welfare is Bad for Health
(31 May 2010) Rating the Budget
(24 May 2010)Social Policy: Evaluating Success or Failure
(17 May 2010)Time for a Referendum on the Foreshore & Seabed
(19 April 2010)An Idea Whose Time Has Come
(5 April 2010)The Conceit of the Anointed
(22 March 2010)New Zealand Needs a Champion
(1 March 2010)Welfare Reform on the Agenda
(22 February 2010)Climate Change in Tatters
(15 February 2010)Less Tax Not New Tax Was The Election Pledge
(25 January 2010)Prosperity or Poverty - New Zealand at the Crossroads
(7 December 2009)The Copenhagen Saga
(30 November 2009)One Year On
(9 November 2009)Shedding Light on the Rising Cost of Power
(2 November 2009)The Great Quango Hunt
(26 October 2009)Halting the Economic Decline
(19 October 2009)An Open Letter to the Minister of Climate Change Issues
(12 October 2009)A Threat to Freedom and Prosperity
(5 October 2009)A Capital Gains Tax is Not the Answer
(21 September 2009)Does NZ Need an Upper House?
(14 September 2009)No Maori Seats - For Now
(7 September 2009)Dealing With Abuse: The Way Forward
(31 August 2009) Change the Law, Prime Minister
(24 August 2009)The DPB: The Unfortunate Experiment
(17 August 2009)
(10 August 2009)No Public Mandate for UN Indigenous Rights Declaration
(3 August 2009)Closing the Gap
(27 July 2009)Improving Outcomes
(20 July 2009)Crucial Questions Need Answers
(13 July 2009)Controversy, Conservation and Consultation
(6 July 2009)Too Much Secrecy
(29 June 2009)A Smack in the Face of Democracy
(22 June 2009)Is Maori Disparity a Myth?
(15 June 2009)Budget Spend-Up Continues
(1 June 2009)
Cooler Weather Heats Up Debate
(25 May 2009)Creating a Wealth Revolution
(18 May 2009)The Rising Price of Power
(11 May 2009)Time to Modernise Education
(4 May 2009)Zombie Science, Zombie Politics
(27 April 2009)Reflection and Accountability
(20 April 2009)Should New Zealand Stand Firm?
(13 April 2009)Back to the Drawing Board
(6 April 2009)Ideas Matter
(30 March 2009)A High Priority Promise
(23 March 2009)The Path to Energy Rationing
(16 March 2009)
Dr. Muriel Newman
Founder and Director of the New Zealand Centre for Political Research.
Muriel, a Member of Parliament for ACT New Zealand from 1996-2005, has a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Auckland University and Doctorate in Mathematics Education from Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.
Her early career was in the education field at secondary and tertiary level in NZ and the USA. She became involved in the agriculture sector while running the family farm and raising her children, later moving into retail to become the NZ Assistant General Manager for listed retailer Michael Hill Jeweller.
During that time, she was elected President of the Northland Chamber of Commerce, and was appointed to the Northland Area Health Board, the Northland Conservation Board and the Northland Business Development Board.
She has two graduate chidren, is the joint author with her husband, Frank, of several books about money management, holds a black belt in Kung Fu and lives at Rocky Bay Cove in Tutukaka, Whangarei.