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Barry Milne was interviewed by CCTV news on the aftermath of the flag referenda.



We published an article on the flag issue: Milne B (2015). Who Wants to Change the Flag? Results of a national representative survey. New Zealand Sociology 30(4): 126–153.



We published two articles for our "Modelling the Early Life-Course (MEL-C)" project, in the International Journal of microsimulation - first authors Barry Milne and Jessica McLay.

We began hosting three Summer Students: David Chan & Katy Fahey (Statistics); Clark Tipene (Sociology).



Nichola Shackleton talked to Paul Henry about obesity and the socioeconomic cost of kiwi kids becoming obese.

Barry Milne was interviewed by The New Zealand Herald: New Flag Survey Shows Solid Majority Reject Change. The news was further picked up by The New York Times: New Zealand Debates Replacing Union Jack Flag, But With What?.



We welcomed our new research fellow, Dr Nichola Shackleton, from the Institute of Child Health, University College London.



We held our annual colloquium at Statistics New Zealand in Wellington as "Evaluating Policy-Relevant Questions using Existing Data".



We co-hosted Distinguished Visitor Professor Chris Bonell, from Sociology and Social Policy at the Institute of Education, University College London. He presented on Combining qualitative and quantitative results in systematic reviews.



Te Pūnaha Matatini (TPM) was launched.

Dr Martin Spielauer presented on Education and labour force participation of Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Martin has been a collaborator on our microsimulation work for several years. 

Roy Lay-Yee was invited as a guest speaker at the "Workshop on Dynamic Microsimulation Models in the Asia-Pacific Region", in Tokyo.



We published a book chapter – Lay-Yee R, Cotterell G. The Role of Microsimulation in the Development of Public Policy. In Janssen M, Wimmer M, Deljoo A (Eds). Policy Practice and Digital Science: Integrating Complex Systems, Social Simulation and Public Administration in Policy Research. Springer Science, "Public Administration and Information Technology" series.