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Powering decisions that shape the world

From November 2023, Kantar Public has rebranded to Verian.  To find out more about our next chapter, watch our video.

Our thinking

Reputation Measurement for the Public Sector

Our independent and rigorous evaluation of the reputation of nearly 60 New Zealand public sector agencies.

Mahinga Māramatanga Ahurea - Cultural Insights
Practice

We provide research, insights, and recommendations that are grounded in the cultural context and experiences of Māori and Pasifika communities. 

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We are a leading force in public opinion and voting intention for more than 25 years, helping contribute to the quality of public debate.

Nau mai, haere mai ​

A warm welcome to Verian in Aotearoa New Zealand. Although we have a new name, we have deep roots. For more than two decades as Kantar Public and Colmar Brunton we have been providing rigorous evidence, insights and advisory services to inspire generations of public communications, policy and programmes.  ​

We apply robust approaches to help public sector organisations unlock some of the most difficult public policy challenges – from health and well-being to education, family violence, environment, gender equality, mobility, migration, and beyond. ​

Get in touch to know more

Jocelyn and Michael ​

Country Leaders

Jocelyn Rout

Jocelyn Rout

Co-Managing Director

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Michael Dunne

Co-Managing Director

Our services

We work end-to-end across the public policy development cycle

We combine expertise in human understanding with advanced technologies and data science, connecting governments with citizens across the world. We work with our clients to create policy interventions, design better public services, and unlock behaviour change. ​​

We support the rapid development of policy thinking in moments of urgency. We implement policies on the ground for multi-laterals. We build communications to reach diverse and complex audiences. 

We provide the evidence base for policy design and decision making in governments and multilateral organisations around the world.

We help you enhance the design and development of public policies, programmes and interventions at every stage of the lifecycle to deliver public value.

Our experts have deep expertise and experience in understanding citizens’ behaviour and deconstructing the complex range of levers that can drive change.

Our expertise in political and opinion polling helps governments and policymakers make informed decisions and contribute to the quality of public debate.

Case study

Breaking the taboo on youth and porn

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Evidence

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Case study

Influencing workplace attitudes towards risk taking

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Behavioural and Communications

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Case study

How understanding mindsets changed minds at Fire and Emergency

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Policy Development and Evaluation

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Recent articles

Kantar Public New Zealand’s research into youth and porn has won gold for the 2022 global ESOMAR research effectiveness awards, the top award for the industry. The winners were announced at the awards ceremony in Toronto on 20 September.

Kantar Public New Zealand’s research into youth and porn has won gold for the 2022 global ESOMAR research effectiveness awards, the top award for the industry. The winners were announced at the awards ceremony in Toronto on 20 September.
December 8, 2023

08 Dec 2023

Thursday 9 November 2023: Following the divestment of Kantar Public from Kantar Group in September 2022, the company has consolidated its separation and independence by rebranding in all operating markets across Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC) and the United States.

Thursday 9 November 2023: Following the divestment of Kantar Public from Kantar Group in September 2022, the company has consolidated its separation and independence by rebranding in all operating markets across Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC) and the
November 9, 2023

09 Nov 2023

Jamie Fotheringham has joined Verian to head up our Evaluation Practice in New Zealand. Jamie is an evaluation and impact assessment specialist with over 25 years’ experience both as a consultant and a senior government official.

Jamie Fotheringham has joined Verian to head up our Evaluation Practice in New Zealand. Jamie is an evaluation and impact assessment specialist with over 25 years’ experience both as a consultant and a senior government official.
November 22, 2023

22 Nov 2023

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