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Fair, Modern Employment Insurance For A Post-Covid-19 World

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

This election and Covid-19 present New Zealanders with an opportunity to change their future and create a fair, modern employment insurance scheme, says ACTs Employment Spokesperson, and third-ranked candidate, Nicole McKee. Covid-19 has … Read more »

Potatoes NZ Anti-Dumping Tariff Application

Press Release – Potatoes New Zealand

On 3rd July 2020 Potatoes NZ submitted an application to Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment for anti-dumping duties on frozen potato products originating in Belgium and the Netherlands. The application is based on the real threat of material … Read more »

Te Tai Tonga Candidate Says “Tiwai Point Whānau Come First”

Press Release – The Maori Party

Takuta Ferris, Te Tai Tonga candidate for the Mori Party, is urging government to place whnau first in the wake of announcements around Tiwai Point. The declaration that one of the region’s major employers the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter is closing … Read more »

Health Care Spending Revives In June

Press Release – Stats NZ

Monthly card spending on medical and other health care services reached a record high in June 2020, Stats NZ said today. In actual terms, spending on medical and other health care services was $261 million in June 2020, up 20 percent ($43 million) … Read more »

New Zealand Wool Industry Needs A Real Plan To Be Profitable

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling for more substantive actions to assist the wool industry following the release of a report by the Wool Industry Product Action Group. Conceptually, it is a step in the right direction but a concrete plan is needed to boost this industry … Read more »

SAP Policy Paper Identifies Data And Technology As Keys To Helping Kiwis Get Back To Work

Press Release – SAP

SAP has released to the public a policy paper, Helping Kiwis get back to work: How data and technology can drive a bigger, better, faster economic recovery. Read more »

Infracom To Factor Tiwai Closure In Infrastructure Strategy

Press Release – New Zealand Infrastructure Commission

Todays announcement of the potential closure of the Tiwai aluminium smelter by Rio Tinto has very significant implications for the economy and energy market. This will be a key consideration in Infracoms thinking as it develops New Zealands … Read more »

Funding For Whangārei’s Infrastructure Projects Revealed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced details of a multimillion-dollar investment in Whangrei for infrastructure projects that will help it recover from the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 200 jobs are expected … Read more »

Speech: National’s Plan To Get New Zealand Working

Speech – New Zealand National Party

Chairman of the Chamber Andrew Logie; Chief Executive Leeann Watson; Ladies and Gentlemen. Today, Constable Matthew Hunt has been lain to rest by his friends and family in Auckland. He was a brave police officer who had committed his life to protecting … Read more »

Government Will Support The People And Economy Of Southland

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Grant Robertson Hon Dr Megan Woods The Government will support the Southland economy in the wake of multinational mining company Rio Tintos decision to follow through with its long signalled closure of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter. This … Read more »

Measuring The New Zealand Labour Market During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

As New Zealand works to recover from the impacts of COVID-19, people have been interested in the impact on employment and the labour market. Measuring the New Zealand labour market during the COVID-19 pandemic summarises sources of data that indicate changes … Read more »

Tiwai Closure Points To End Of Heavy Industry Under Ardern

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The closure of Tiwai Point signals the end of heavy industry under the Ardern Government, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. Labour is squeezing the life out of the economy. For the past three years, it has made it much more difficult … Read more »

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