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These NZ Alliances With Trading Partners Are Not Worth Missing!

Fri, 9 Apr 2021 15:43:10 +1200 | Kalkine

No doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted international trade flows of New Zealand amidst overseas border restrictions. Amid supply chain disruptions. these curbs caused massive losses to the economy, previously generating substantial revenue from exports.More >>

Tourism & The Destruction Of ‘Nature’

Fri, 9 Apr 2021 15:39:25 +1200 | Paul Martin

Originally published at Much has been said and written about the importance of economies getting back to ‘normal’ after COVID-19 lockdowns. Recently New Zealand, has reopened normal ...More >>

Big City Economic Development Campaign Launched At Business Breakfast

Fri, 9 Apr 2021 11:29:58 +1200 | Hastings District Council

About 230 people attended the inaugural Focus on Business held at Functions on Hastings at the end of last month, the first of a quarterly series aimed at supporting local businesses to network and succeed. The guest speaker was Kraft Heinz Company-Australia ...More >>

Government Backs Air New Zealand As Trans-Tasman Bubble Opens

Fri, 9 Apr 2021 08:52:13 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Government is continuing to support Air New Zealand while aviation markets stabilise and the world moves towards more normal border operations. More >>

Taxpayers’ Union Applauds Drawn Member’s Bill To End Bracket Creep

Thu, 8 Apr 2021 18:16:24 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government must support Simon Bridges’s private member’s bill to end bracket creep drawn from the ballot today , says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “From a taxpayer perspective, this is one of the ...More >>

Government’s Housing Tax Policy A Lose/Lose

Thu, 8 Apr 2021 18:02:16 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The consequences of the interest deductibility tax announced as part of the Government’s housing policies are already being felt by landlords and renters alike, National’s Shadow Treasurer Andrew Bayly says. “Often changes to taxes can be perceived to ...More >>

Have Your Say On The Immigration (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Bill

Thu, 8 Apr 2021 17:53:05 +1200 | The Education and Workforce Committee

The Chairperson of the Education and Workforce Select Committee is calling for submissions on the Immigration (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Bill. This bill would extend the repeal date of the Government's temporary powers relating to visas in response to ...More >>

Greatest Risks To Businesses In 2021

Thu, 8 Apr 2021 16:09:27 +1200 | Industrial Safety News

Organizations have reported heightened risks and threats over the past year, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the 2021 BCI Horizon Scan Report, sponsored by BSI. Non-occupational disease has found its way to the top of the list of business ...More >>

Supporting Local Tourism Helps Neighbourhoods Thrive

Thu, 8 Apr 2021 15:20:16 +1200 | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Championing small tourism businesses is a great way to support regions and local communities, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa. With 9 April marking the inaugural Small Business Day, TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts says Friday is the perfect opportunity ...More >>

Industrial Printer Products Experienced Significant Decline In 2020; Dye Sublimation Printer Products Buck The Trend

Wed, 7 Apr 2021 17:42:04 +1200 | IDC

According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Industrial Printer Tracker, industrial printer products in Australia and New Zealand shipments fell 35% YoY in 2020. “Economic slowdown due to the pandemic, sluggish business sentiment and limited hardware and ...More >>

Hostage To Fortune: Why Westpac Could Struggle To Find The Right Buyer For Its NZ Subsidiary

Wed, 7 Apr 2021 16:15:13 +1200 | The Conversation

David Tripe , Massey University and Martien Lubberink , Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington The recent announcement that Westpac is “ reviewing ” ownership of its New Zealand business caused some speculation the decision might ...More >>

Government Mustn’t Let Rotten Apple Pile Get Higher

Wed, 7 Apr 2021 11:50:51 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“It was heart-breaking to watch a media conference of Hawke's Bay orchardists today revealing, as one put it ‘anxiety and desperation beyond belief,’ at the situation the Government left them all in this season by refusing to let more Pacific ...More >>

Yes Finance Welcomes New Regulations To Protect Kiwis From Unaffordable Loans.

Tue, 6 Apr 2021 17:57:57 +1200 | Yes Finance

The New Zealand Government’s move to ensure that anyone who wants to borrow money is guaranteed consistent protection is endorsed by finance company Yes Finance. “Our goal is to ensure that your loan works for you and it’s reducing your debt,” ...More >>

On How The Tourism Industry Pressured The Government To Create The Travel Bubble

Tue, 6 Apr 2021 12:18:11 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Today is when the fate (and date) of the trans-Tasman travel bubble will be announced by PM Jacinda Ardern and -already– Opposition leader Judith Colins has been demanding that the bubble needs to be put in place this week, or else. How come, Collins complained ...More >>

Tomorrow: World Health Day To Help Health, Poverty And Insecurity

Tue, 6 Apr 2021 10:21:30 +1200 | Make Lemonade

Otautahi - Tomorrow is world health day which is more significant for New Zealanders than ever before as the global covid pandemic pushed more people into poverty, food insecurity and amplified social and health inequities. This World Health Day should ...More >>

Exhibition Industry Begs For Fairness

Tue, 6 Apr 2021 10:03:57 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“If the petition I received on the steps of Parliament this morning from Darryl Clarke seeking to have exhibitions separated from mass gathering rules is acted on by this Government it will probably come too late for many in this important sector,” ...More >>

Act New Zealand

Tue, 6 Apr 2021 09:17:06 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“Today the Government will try its usual trope that ‘we’ve all worked really hard, and Australian travel is a reward for our sacrifice,’ but the public should look right through them,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “A Government that treated ...More >>

Why Do We Need To Export Dairy?

Tue, 6 Apr 2021 05:45:11 +1200 | The Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand

It is well documented that the bulk of our emissions come from the agricultural sector, with our ruminant herds making up the majority of the methane. With Fonterra producing a whopping 20% of the total climate emissions, surely it is time we rethink ...More >>

Confusing Easter Trading Rules Need An Overhaul

Sun, 4 Apr 2021 13:03:05 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

New Zealand’s confusing, outdated and inconsistent Easter trading rules should be reviewed, National’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Scott Simpson says. “The rules are out of step with the world we live in. It makes no sense that some businesses ...More >>

Zero Covid: 42 Times Fewer Deaths And Five Times Less Contraction In GDP

Sat, 3 Apr 2021 16:12:40 +1300 | Institut Economique Molinari

The Zero Covid strategy is by far the most effective way to fight the current pandemic. In an original analysis released today, the Institut économique Molinari compares the G10 countries to three OECD countries that have implemented an elimination strategy ...More >>


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