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Financial Support To Move To Traffic Light System

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Transition payment of up to $24,000 as businesses move into traffic light system Leave Support Scheme and Short Term Absence Payment available under new framework Further targeted support will be considered once framework beds in RSP adjusted … Read more »

Demand High For Covid-proof Businesses

Press Release – ABC Business Sales

Despite the continuing challenges facing businesses in this Covid environment, right now there are more buyers looking for a small-medium sized business than there are sellers in the market. In fact, in the 6 months (May to October) leading up to the … Read more »

Employment Indicators: October 2021

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Employment indicators provide an early indication of changes in the labour market. Key facts Changes in the seasonally adjusted filled jobs for the October 2021 month (compared with September 2021 month) were:   all industries up 0.1 percent … Read more »

Lockdown Drives Spike In Demand For Food Hubs – New Zealand Food Network Data Reveals

Press Release – New Zealand Food Network

Following the outbreak of COVID-19 Delta variant in August 2021, demand for food support has reached an all-time high. Aotearoas food rescue facilitator, the New Zealand Food Network (NZFN) has today released figures from the last three months … Read more »

Recovery Roadmap Released For Tourism

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

New projections for the recovery of New Zealand tourism suggest that it could be 2024 before the industry gets close to its new normal. Tourism Industry Aotearoa has released a Tourism Industry Roadmap to an online audience of more than 400 at … Read more »

Pay Gap Update: All Kiwi Women Working For Free Until The End Of 2021

Press Release – MindTheGap NZ

From today, all Kiwi women start working for free, and MindTheGap NZ is calling on all Kiwis to #JustAsk businesses about their pay gaps. According to Stats NZ, the 9.1% gender pay gap means that women in New Zealand are now working for free … Read more »

Is The ‘Team Of 5 Million’ Well Governed?

Press Release – University of Canterbury

A new book examines why all governments stuff up, why policies often fail and what practical steps we might take to improve policy-making in Aotearoa New Zealand. University of Canterbury Adjunct Professors Sonia Mazey and Jeremy Richardson lift … Read more »

Emissions Reduction Plan Falls Well Short

Press Release – The Wise Response Society

The overall emissions budget proposed by the Ministry for the Environment is not nearly ambitious enough, says Chair of the Wise Response Society, Prof. Liz Slooten. The IPCC requirement to keep global warming to 1.5C by 2030 means a … Read more »

Countdown DC Workers Win Settlement After 3-day Strike Action

Press Release – FIRST Union

Countdown distribution centre workers from the companys two sites in Auckland have signed a significant new agreement that will include a 5% wage rise for the next year and a 3.9% increase for a reduced 9-month term in the following year, FIRST … Read more »

WDC Conference Centre Decision Scandal

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The Whangarei District Council decision today to reject a $60million offer from Central Government organised last year, through the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF), is nothing short of a scandal, says Rt Hon Winston Peters Leader of New Zealand … Read more »

How International Cooperation Can Help Bridge The Climate Commitment Gap In Aotearoa

Press Release – MOTU

One success of the latest global climate summit (COP26) held in Glasgow was the completion of a rulebook for international carbon markets. This rulebook can help Aotearoa New Zealand and other countries meet climate emissions reduction commitments … Read more »

WTO Trade Ministers Must Seize Agricultural Subsidy Reform Opportunity

Press Release – DCANZ – Dairy Companies Association New Zealand

Ahead of the WTOs 12th Ministerial Conference from 30 November – 3 December, the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) is strongly supporting calls for a meaningful outcome on agricultural subsidies reform. “Agricultural domestic … Read more »

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