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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The breakdown: COVID-19 government stimulus package
Apr09

The breakdown: COVID-19 government stimulus package

    9th – April 2020 New Zealand has declared a State of National Emergency in response to COVID-19, granting the Government special powers to restrict people’s movement and control the virus from spreading. With a Level 4 Alert that started at 12:00AM on March 26, 2020, New Zealanders were told they must stay at home and that all non-essential business must close. This drastic measure is one of the best ways to stop...

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Audi A7 Sportback
Jun21

Audi A7 Sportback

    Audi’s second-generation A7 Sportback is a showcase for the German manufacturer, packed full of innovations which bathe you in technology, luxury and performance. The new A7 interior offers a wide range of colours and materials available in three equipment levels: standard, design selection and S-line sport package. Thanks to its full-spectrum connectivity, the A7 is ideally equipped for long-distance driving with...

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