Meeting Robert Zoellick, then US Trade Representative and later President of the World Bank, in Washington Meeting John Howard, then Prime Minister of Australia, in Canberra With Hinewehi Mohi, filming 'Lines in the Sand' for Maori TV on St Heliers Bay beach

Landmark Statements

What partnership?

23 February 2019

A speech which challenged the growing nonsense that the Treaty of Waitangi created a partnership between Maori chiefs and the Crown

Is freedom of speech under threat in New Zealand?

21 October 2017

A speech to a conference on free speech in Auckland

Who should control monetary policy: politicians or central bankers?

18 February 2015

A speech given to a seminar at Princeton University

The Book

10 April 2014

Don's book, 'Incredible Luck', is available for purchase as an eBook on by following this link.

One Law for All?

8 September 2011

A major policy speech made while ACT Party Leader, focusing on the need to ensure all are equal before the law

Building a More Prosperous New Zealand

Workplace Savings Industry Conference. 25 August 2011

A major policy speech made while ACT Party Leader, outlining the economic policies needed to grow New Zealand's economy and living standards.

Letter to John Key

12 May 2011

Don's letter resigning from the National Party

Return to Orewa

27 November 2010

An address to the Orewa branch of the New Zealand National Party

Challenges for New Zealand's Future Pension System

21 July 2010

Can the New Zealand Superannuation scheme survive the ageing of New Zealand's population, and if not, what should be done about it? A speech given to the Asset Allocation Summit at the Hilton Hotel in Auckland

Why bother with public life?

6 August 2009

Speech given at the opening dinner of Consilium, hosted by the Centre for Independent Studies, in Coolum, Queensland

Valedictory Speech

12 December 2006

Orewa 2004 - Nationhood

27 January 2004

The speech which, for a time, changed "Orewa" from a place to a date, outlining the dangerous drift to racial separatism in New Zealand and the development of the Treaty grievance industry

Why are Schools Failing so many of our Kids?

23 May 2003

An address to the Visionschools annual conference

Maiden speech in Parliament

3 September 2002

Don's personal credo

Inflation targeting 14 years on

5 January 2002

A summary of New Zealand's experience of inflation targeting in a speech to the American Economics Association in Atlanta

Faster growth? If we want it

2 August 2001

A speech to the Knowledge Wave conference in Auckland

Comments on accepting the NZIER/Qantas Economics Award

18 August 1999

Discusses the success or otherwise of the post-1984 economic reforms and criticizes professional economists for failing to explain those reforms to the public

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