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Global Economic Growth Downgraded Due To Spillover From Ukraine War

Thu, 19 May 2022 06:27:50 +1200 | UN News

The global economy is expected to grow by only 3.1 per cent this year, down from the 4.0 per cent projected in January, largely derailed by the war in Ukraine, according to the UN’s latest World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report, launched ...More >>

Fragile Economic Recovery From COVID-19 Pandemic Upended By War In Ukraine

Thu, 19 May 2022 06:04:36 +1200 | UN Department of Global Communications

Amid rising inflationary pressures, UN revises global growth estimates downwards for 2022  New York, 18 May – The war in Ukraine has upended the fragile economic recovery from the pandemic, triggering a devastating humanitarian crisis ...More >>

Taranaki Trends Winter 2022 Edition, Released By Venture Taranaki, Focuses On Cost Of Living

Wed, 18 May 2022 20:12:00 +1200 | Venture Taranaki

The Winter 2022 edition of Taranaki Trends, produced by Venture Taranaki, explores how our regional economy is tracking, including an in-depth and on the rise look at the cost of living in Taranaki, covering key indicators such as house prices, ...More >>

Breaking Into 1st Division For Sustainable Finance

Wed, 18 May 2022 06:33:53 +1200 | Chapman Tripp

New Zealand is currently a not-so-fast follower in global terms for sustainable finance. Even though on an upward trajectory, other countries are setting a cracking pace, leaving us falling further behind. “The question”, says Chapman Tripp sustainable ...More >>

Breaking Into 1st Division For Sustainable Finance

Wed, 18 May 2022 06:33:18 +1200 | Chapman Tripp

New Zealand is currently a not-so-fast follower in global terms for sustainable finance. Even though on an upward trajectory, other countries are setting a cracking pace, leaving us falling further behind. “The question”, says Chapman Tripp sustainable ...More >>

TJA Reacts: New Zealand’s Financial Secrecy Rating “Not Good Enough”

Tue, 17 May 2022 18:09:49 +1200 | Tax Justice Aotearoa

New Zealand has been rated 53 out of 142 countries in the latest Financial Secrecy Index report produced by global organisation Tax Justice Network which examines countries’ laws around financial transparency, among other things. Glen Barclay, Chair of Tax ...More >>

‘We Cannot Rest’ Until Child Labour Is Eliminated, ILO Chief Tells UN Conference

Tue, 17 May 2022 06:58:40 +1200 | UN News

Countries taking part in the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour this week in South Africa, are being urged to do more to end child labour by 2025. The strong call for urgent action at the conference taking place in Durban, aims ...More >>

India Has A Key Role To Play In A Possible New World Order

Tue, 17 May 2022 06:47:05 +1200 | Globetrotter

By Prasanth Radhakrishnan / Globetrotter In the first half of April 2022, India’s External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar made some revealing remarks at a press conference in Washington, D.C. He was standing beside U.S. Secretary of State ...More >>

Westpac Economic Overview, May 2022 – The Right Amount Of Pressure

Tue, 17 May 2022 05:52:01 +1200 | Westpac New Zealand

Westpac’s quarterly Economic Overview finds that economic growth is set to slow both in New Zealand and around the world, as central banks come to terms with what’s needed to bring inflation under control. “The challenge the Reserve Bank faces ...More >>

Emissions Reduction Plan Favours Private Business And Techno-fixes

Mon, 16 May 2022 19:29:19 +1200 | Climate Justice Taranaki

Climate Justice Taranaki describes the government’s Emissions Reduction Plan as lacking social perspective and favouring private business and industries. “The Plan is weak and too slow. There’s too much public money going into private industries, ...More >>

Emissions Reduction Plan Falls Short

Mon, 16 May 2022 19:27:58 +1200 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association - Aotearoa's largest union - says that while there are some good things in the Government's Emissions Reduction Plan released today, ultimately it's not enough. "We agree with the Government’s focus on equity ...More >>

ERP Supported But Bolder Steps Needed

Mon, 16 May 2022 19:25:21 +1200 | NZEI

New Zealand’s largest education union NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes the Government’s Emissions Reduction Plan released earlier today but is urging it to take even bolder steps as Aotearoa transitions to a low carbon economy. NZEI Te Riu Roa President ...More >>

New Government Plan Gets Us On Track To Reduce Emissions, But More To Do

Mon, 16 May 2022 19:20:19 +1200 | Sustainable Busniess Network

The Sustainable Business Network welcomes the Government's Emissions Reduction Plan released today. “This plan is a good start. It probably puts our country in the middle of the pack internationally, but we must continue to increase our ambition ...More >>

Emissions Reduction Plan Welcomed, Urgency Needed

Mon, 16 May 2022 19:17:46 +1200 | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has welcomed the release of Aotearoa New Zealand’s first emissions reduction plan and urges Waikato people to respond to the urgent need to tackle climate change. Te hau mārohi ki anamata, announced by the Government earlier ...More >>

Silver Fern Farms - New Zealand Farmers Can Lead Carbon Conscious Food Production

Mon, 16 May 2022 19:15:38 +1200 | Silver Fern Farms

Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand’s largest red meat company, welcomed the release of the Emissions Reduction Plan and looks forward to working with the Government, industry and our farmer suppliers to ensure New Zealand is the food producer of choice ...More >>

Food Inflation Continues To Swamp Wages

Thu, 12 May 2022 12:08:14 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Kiwis families continue to go backwards with food prices growing more than twice as fast as wages, National’s Finance spokesperson Nicola Willis says. “With food prices growing 6.4 per cent in the last year and wage growth lagging well behind ...More >>

Cost Of Living Crisis Continues To Bite

Thu, 12 May 2022 11:19:20 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“The cost of living crisis is continuing to hurt Kiwi families as grocery prices continue to rise,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Figures released today by Statistic New Zealand show the price of meat is up 8.1 per cent, vegetables are up ...More >>

Northland Inc And Air New Zealand Collaborate To Help Travellers Enhance Their Northland Experience

Wed, 11 May 2022 12:44:44 +1200 | Northland Inc

Northland Inc has partnered with Air New Zealand to provide an online inspiration tool to encourage visitors to the Taitokerau Northland region, hosted on the Air New Zealand website. The Northland Trip Starter tool inspires travellers to consider ...More >>

MBIE Seeks Input On The Future Of Business In Aotearoa New Zealand

Wed, 11 May 2022 10:26:18 +1200 | MBIE

Consultation has opened on a draft of the Long-term Insights Briefing (Briefing) looking at the future of business for Aotearoa New Zealand. “The aim of the draft Briefing is to prompt thinking and spark debate by providing information about trends, ...More >>

Kiwi Workers Fall $6,600 Behind Australians

Tue, 10 May 2022 16:28:57 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“New Zealand is being thrashed in the trans-Tasman battle for ideas, talent and capital”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Australian workers have grown $6,600 a year better off than their Kiwi counterparts since 2017. “The Prime Minister ...More >>


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