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How Is New Zealand Taming The Climate Change Beast?

Press Release – Kalkine

Summary New Zealand has been taking active and innovative steps to transition the country towards a lower emissions future. The recently introduced climate change law for banks, ban on new coal-fired boilers and the launch of the first zero-carbon … Read more »

SEEK NZ Employment Report – March 2021

Press Release – SEEK New Zealand

OVERVIEW OF MARCH 2021: STATE OF THE NATION: March saw the highest number of jobs ever advertised on seek.co.nz. Applications per job ad fell 7% month-on-month (m/m). SEEK job ads were up by 11% m/m. SEEK job ads were up by 55% in March 2021 when compared … Read more »

An Economy On The Mend Promises Future Growth For The Out Of Home Industry

Press Release – Out Of Home Media Association Aotearoa

The Out of Home Media Association Aotearoa (OOHMAA) reports its strongest quarterly revenue performance since Q1 2020, signalling the sectors continued recovery post-Covid-19. The association was pleased to report net media revenue of $26.9 million for Q1 2021, … Read more »

Post-Covid Hospitality Industry Must Clean Up Its Act – Unite Union

Press Release – Unite Union

If the hospitality industry wants public and government support for a pandemic recovery, it must clean up its employment act according to Unite Union. What was already a bad situation became much worse as zero hour contracts, illegal pay cuts, cancelled … Read more »

Call A Halt To Housing Eating Away At Our Food Production Potential – Feds

Press Release – Federated Farmers

While the Ministry for the Environment Our Land 2021 report identifies some challenges in front of us, it also includes plenty of positives, Federated Farmers says. “The fact that 49% of New Zealand remains native land cover is something to be proud of, … Read more »

Roaring Start To 2021 For The National Job Market

Press Release – Trade Me Jobs

The national job market had a cracking start to the year, with the number of listings skyrocketing in Q1 according to the analysis of over 71,400 vacancies listed on Trade Me Jobs for the quarter ending 31 March 2021. Trade Me Jobs spokesperson Matt Tolich … Read more »

Nationwide Survey Launched To Encourage More Kiwi Women Into Trades

Press Release – 818 Entertainment

The COVID-19 Pandemic has seen more than 22,000 Kiwi women lose their jobs. Today, Trade Careers has launched a nationwide survey to gather information and find ways to boost the number of women working in the infrastructure and construction sector, … Read more »

Waikato Businesses More Optimistic About Regional Economy Than Six Months Ago

Press Release – Te Waka

Regional economic development agency Te Wakas second Waikato Business Sentiment Survey shows business owners and managers are significantly more optimistic about their sector and the regions economic performance than they were six months ago, … Read more »

RBNZ Survey: 69% Of Experts Predict Rents Will Rise Under New Housing Policies

Press Release – Finder

News highlights: Majority of experts expect rents to increase due to higher investor costs 57% disagree with extending the bright-line test All experts predict the OCR to hold at 0.25% in April Experts are concerned that tenants will cop higher rents … Read more »

Local Policies Can Reduce Problem Gambling

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

When local authorities tighten gambling regulations, player losses at the pokie machines are reduced. Around 10 percent of the New Zealand population is impacted by problem gambling. Those impacts include poor health, psychological distress, financial … Read more »

New Report On Loneliness Shows Need To Lift Income Support To Build “Resilient, Thriving Communities” – ActionStation

Press Release – ActionStation

Responding to the Helen Clark Foundation’s report, ‘Still Alone Together’, ActionStation Economic Fairness Campaigner Ruby Powell said: “The high levels of loneliness recorded in this report by unemployed people, sole parents and people receiving the … Read more »

New Website To Hear Housing Stories

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

A flood of stories about the likely impacts of new interest deductibility rules has necessitated a new website to hear them all, says ACT Housing spokesperson Brooke van Velden. Labours interest deductibility changes represent a stealth … Read more »

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