What Next?
Jun17

What Next?

  How much damage has the economy incurred and how do we lessen the impact? The Alert Level 4 and subsequent lockdowns were a public health necessity for New Zealand, there’s no doubt about that. Looking abroad at countries fraught with COVID-19 – from over 1.8 million cases and well over 100,000 deaths in the United States, to Sweden (often compared with New Zealand’s Covid response due to the similar size) with over 40,000...

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Rushing into trouble
Jun17

Rushing into trouble

Companies need to make the right decisions – not rash ones As the country heads back to work in what can only be describes as uncertain times, an employment law and HR expert is urging companies not to make rash decisions when faced with the intense pressure of restructuring and redundancies. MyHR CEO Jason Ennor says it is a critical time and the decisions businesses make now could be the difference between success or failure. “It is...

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Hitting home
Jun17

Hitting home

  Survey reveals the impact of lockdowns on local businesses More than 63 percent of respondents to a recent survey of Canterbury businesses are reporting significant financial impacts from COVID-19. Over 21 percent cited moderate impact, and over seven percent cited minor impact. The data was gathered as part of a survey distributed to local businesses in early May, during Alert Level 3, by The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of...

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No mistakes: New Zealand can’t afford any boondoggles in the post-COVID-19 recovery
Jun16

No mistakes: New Zealand can’t afford any boondoggles in the post-COVID-19 recovery

    More economic freedom will be the key to surviving the next phase of the COVID-19 recovery, and the Government should step aside as soon as it can, according to a new report For better or for worse: How governments respond to crises by The New Zealand Initiative. Research fellow Dr David Law says empirical data from previous recessions and economic downturns shows the more a Government keeps its hands off the regulatory...

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Steady As She Goes, For Now

By Murray Jack What a difference a year makes! Last year’s budget was full of optimism with the most significant tax changes in 25 years targeted to provide a platform for productivity and economic growth. A year and two Christchurch earthquakes later and the Government’s accounts are less rosy in the near term. The earthquakes and a slower recovery coming out of the GFC enhanced long recession have exposed prior assumptions. The...

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Looking Towards Christchurch’s New Future
Jan08

Looking Towards Christchurch’s New Future

Bob Stewart is a business recovery team leader at Recover Canterbury, part of a team of experienced and skilled business recovery coordinators helping earthquake-impacted businesses get back on their feet. To find out more visit www.recovercanterbury.co.nz The statistics show that most of us love it, some of us like it and, as with any announcement of this scale, some aren’t keen on it at all. What am I speaking about? The...

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