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Productivity Commission Releases Business By The Numbers

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 10:55:57 +1300 | Productivity Commission

The New Zealand Productivity Commission | Te Kōmihana Whai Hua o Aotearoa has released Business by the numbers, a report looking at the performance of businesses that make up the economy. Businesses lie at the heart of the economy. They are the places where ...More >>

Productivity Commission Releases Two Reports To Support Ongoing Work To Address Productivity Challenges In Aotearoa

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 09:49:42 +1300 | New Zealand Productivity Commission

The New Zealand Productivity Commission | Te Kōmihana Whai Hua o Aotearoa has recently completed two reports to support ongoing work to address the productivity challenge we face in Aotearoa New Zealand. Productivity Commission Chair, Dr Ganesh Nana says, ...More >>

New Zealand Infrastructure Commission Publishes First Assessment Of The Value Of New Zealand's Infrastructure

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 08:47:23 +1300 | New Zealand Infrastructure Commission

With our roads, water pipes and other essential infrastructure wearing out, New Zealand needs to spend around 60% of its infrastructure investment to look after what we already have, rather than building more. This is a key finding of a new report ...More >>

It’s Time To Hit Fast Forward: Spark Study Finds Uplift In Advanced Digital Technologies Could Boost Productivity

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 13:37:23 +1300 | Spark

Spark and the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) today launched a new study – Accelerating Aotearoa businesses one technology generation forward – to explore how Aotearoa’s well-documented productivity challenges can be addressed ...More >>

Child Poverty Data Shows Govt Must Take Action

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 12:11:08 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff is calling on the Government to take action on poverty and the cost of living, in response to new data released today showing an increase in child poverty rates. The number of children living in poverty increased ...More >>

Thousands More Children Living In Poverty, With Even More At Risk Under New Government Initiatives: UNICEF

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 11:34:54 +1300 | UNICEF NZ

Child poverty statistics out today show a marked increase in the number of children in Aotearoa living in poverty over the previous year, with UNICEF concerned recent and proposed changes to welfare payments could plunge even more children into poverty. ...More >>

Save The Children: "Liveable Incomes Crucial To Children’s Wellbeing Now And Their Futures"

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 11:24:31 +1300 | Save The Children

Save the Children is calling on the Government to commit to investing in policies to lift more children and whānau out of poverty following the release of today’s latest child poverty statistics shows significantly more children experiencing material ...More >>

Greater Focus On Work Will Reduce Child Poverty

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 10:28:18 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Worsening child poverty rates support the Coalition Government’s focus on reducing the cost of living and getting people into work, Child Poverty Reduction Minister Louise Upston says. Figures released by Stats NZ today show child poverty rates have ...More >>

Dunne's Weekly: National's Benefit Changes All About Politics

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 09:31:50 +1300 | Peter Dunne

Here we go again. Another National-led government, and another round of cracking down on beneficiaries. That was the reaction of the parties of the left to the coalition government's announcement it was returning to applying sanctions to beneficiaries ...More >>

ITUC Joins ILO Global Coalition For Social Justice

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 18:04:59 +1300 | ITUC

The ITUC is now a member of the Global Coalition for Social Justice – a ground-breaking initiative aimed at intensifying collective efforts to address social justice deficits. ITUC General Secretary Luc Triangle said: “The Coalition is key to tackling increasing ...More >>

The Climate Crisis And Accessing Finance Top Agenda At APRC37

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 17:52:07 +1300 | UN FAO

The climate crisis and accessing finance top agenda at high-level gathering of Small Island Developing States, Least Developed Countries and Landlocked Developing Countries at APRC37 FAO hosts event where Ministers from the Asia-Pacific also discuss common ...More >>

UN Forum Urges Commitments Be Translated Into Concrete Actions In Asia & The Pacific, Ahead Of ‘Pact For The Future’

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 17:46:56 +1300 | UN ESCAP

The 11th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) opened today in Bangkok with a resounding call for countries to take urgent, accelerated actions supported by strong, sustained multilateral cooperation – or risk falling further behind ...More >>

Māori To Explore Low Carbon Land Use Thanks To $40,000 Grant

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 09:34:28 +1300 | Bay Trust

 ‘Discovery tours’ will be organised for joint Māori landowners in the Bay this year to showcase low carbon land use options and help ignite the Māori economy. The tours will be organised by Toi Kai Rawa with the support of a $40,000 ...More >>

Westpac Economic Overview, February 2024 – Staying The Course

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 09:18:57 +1300 | Westpac

Westpac has just released its latest Economic Overview. Overall growth outlook “2024 looks set to be a year where households and businesses hunker down, and where the Reserve Bank stays the course by maintaining high interest rates to ensure inflation ...More >>

Known Policy Challenges Must Be Tackled Head-on To Strengthen Economic Resilience

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 11:46:31 +1300 | Productivity Commission

The New Zealand Productivity Commission Te Kōmihana Whai Hua o Aotearoa (the Commission) has released its report on the Improving Economic Resilience inquiry. The inquiry found clear and strong connections between the challenges of building resilience, ...More >>

Kick Back: Youth Organizations Fears Sanctions Will Increase Risks For Homeless Youth

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 09:05:22 +1300 | Kick Back

Youth Development Organisation, Kick Back, is concerned that the Government's approach to young people in need of financial support will increase hardship for young people and result in greater risks for those experiencing homelessness. "We are particularly ...More >>

On National Spreading Panic About The Economy

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 09:03:08 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

It is a political strategy as old as time. Scare the public with tales of disaster and stampede them into supporting your ideological agenda because they believe There Is No Alternative. Yet, if the NZ economy truly is as “fragile” as PM Christopher ...More >>

Refrigafreighters To Open First Waikato Depot At Ruakura Superhub

Fri, 16 Feb 2024 09:44:11 +1300 | Tainui Group Holdings

Refrigafreighters Ltd (RFF), a leading New Zealand operator in temperature-controlled transport, storage, and distribution, is putting down roots in the Waikato region, with its first depot to open at Ruakura Superhub in late 2024. TGH Chair, Hinerangi ...More >>

Financial Statements Of The Government Of New Zealand For The Six Months Ended 31 December 2023

Thu, 15 Feb 2024 10:12:11 +1300 | The Treasury

Please find attached the Interim Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the six months ended 31 December 2023. https://img.scoop.co.nz/media/pdfs/2402/FSG_6_months_to_31_Dec_2023.pdf More >>

Speech: Address To The NZ Economics Forum

Thu, 15 Feb 2024 09:21:23 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Nicola Willis Minister of Finance It’s great to be back at the New Zealand Economics Forum. I would like to acknowledge everyone here today for your expertise and contribution, especially the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Head of the Waikato Management ...More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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