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Brekonomics Discussion To Identify Areas Of Opportunity For Taranaki Despite Ongoing Uncertainty

Press Release – Venture Taranaki

After a challenging 2020 and recent alert level changes, Venture Taranaki will kick-start 2021 with Brekonomics, where industry experts Brad Olsen, Senior Economist from Infometrics, and Justine Gilliland, Chief Executive of Venture Taranaki, will provide insights … Read more »

Police Surveillance Of Young People Of Colour Needs To Stop

Opinion – Auckland University of Technology

In reaction to the news today that Police are putting photographs and details of innocent young people into a national database, AUT Associate Professor Camille Nakhid says: The hyper-criminalization of our Mori youth and youth of colour through … Read more »

Top NZ Companies And Foundations Behind $100 Million Pledge To Build More Homes

Press Release – Community Finance

Community Finance, an impact investment platform that brings together investors with Community Housing Providers to build affordable homes, has launched The Aotearoa Pledge a bold vision to raise $100 million in 2021 to tackle New Zealands … Read more »

Council Touts Bigger Spend On Cycling

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Investing public money into safer routes for biking, scooting and skating will provide big benefits for everyone in Hamilton. Thats according to Hamilton City Councils Strategic Growth Committee Chair Dave Macpherson who strongly supports a proposal … Read more »

Govt’s Shovel-ready Project Scheme Fails To Launch

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Almost a year after the Government announced that shovel-ready construction projects would be a major plank in its economic recovery plan, barely any shovels have actually made it into the ground. Nationals Infrastructure spokesperson Andrew … Read more »

Kāpiti Commuters Find Workspace Options Closer To Home

Press Release – Kapiti Office Suites

Wellington is not only known as New Zealands windy city, but a hub of government and business. That makes it a busy place to be, with plenty of traffic and office buildings all over the place. What if you could work closer to home without heading … Read more »

Remote Working In Northland Gets US Help …Digital Skills Programme For Local Jobseekers

Press Release – Northland Inc

The US State Department is helping to fund Connected Northland, a flexible digital training and job placement programme with a $16,000 investment plus a $6000 contribution from Far North District Council. The opportunity is the result of a two-way 2018-19 … Read more »

Consumer NZ: Time For Telcos To Come Clean On Consumer Bills

Press Release – Consumer

Consumer NZ welcomes the Commerce Commissions announcement that telcos will have to front up and give mobile phone customers decent information on exactly what theyre paying for. Consumer NZ chief executive Jon Duffy said mobile phone bills provided … Read more »

Xero Launches Xero Verify To Broaden Security Requirements To Bring World-class Data Protection To Small Businesses

Press Release – Xero

Xero, the global small business platform, today announced changes to its customer security requirements and the launch of its own authentication app, Xero Verify, to give small businesses and their advisors a simple and secure way to set up and … Read more »

Work To Start On Auckland’s First NZ Upgrade Programme Road Project

Press Release – NZTA

The first of the governments NZ Upgrade Programme projects in Auckland will go into construction within weeks with the award of a contract to widen the Southern Motorway from Papakura to Drury. This is a significant milestone for the NZ Upgrade … Read more »

Construction Sales Rise By Almost $900 Million In December Quarter

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Construction sales reached $19.6 billion in the December 2020 quarter, up $897 million (4.8 percent) from the December 2019 quarter, in part driven by home building, Stats NZ said today. This followed a $1.6 billion (8.9 percent) year-on-year increase for … Read more »

BSA Draws A Line Under Complaints About Te Reo

Press Release – Broadcasting Standards Authority

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has drawn a line under complaints about the use of te reo Mori in broadcasts. The BSA said it had received 27 enquiries about the languages use since June last year five times as many in the same … Read more »