Survey paints worrying picture for businesses

Mike Hosking Breakfast Author Newstalk ZB, Publish Date Fri, 29 May 2020, 2:07PM Businesses are reopening across the country - but not to the level needed. Auckland Business Chamber's latest survey shows only 20% of businesses say they are back to normal, while 55% say they are at most at three quarters of normal turnover.

2020-05-31T21:48:15+00:00May 31st, 2020|2 Comments

Let’s not ignore the other pandemic

Might we be ignoring the other pandemic – slower-moving and less visible than COVID-19 - that afflicts NZ, asks Niki Bezzant Twenty years ago, Professor Jim Mann wrote an editorial in the medical journal The Lancet, entitled: Stemming the Tide of Diabetes. It may have been one of the first times diabetes had been described

2020-05-31T20:53:12+00:00May 31st, 2020|1 Comment

Flightless economy to land with a thud

NZ Journalists hang your head in shame.  Your lack of scrutiny of the NZ Government is undermining democracy and the future prosperity of all NZ'ers.  It is a shame on the Herald and Stuff that we have to rely on The Australian to get a  facts based appraisal of the performance of Adern's government. Jacinda

2020-05-30T21:21:09+00:00May 30th, 2020|2 Comments

Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures: New Zealand’s place in the world: The implications of COVID-19

As a small, geographically isolated island nation, New Zealand is particularly vulnerable to international disruptions that affect our strategic alliances, market access, supply chains, tourist and student flows, and the availability of international labour. COVID-19 has been such a disruption – and one of unprecedented proportions in peacetime. The future progress of the pandemic and

2020-05-29T20:10:55+00:00May 29th, 2020|1 Comment

Job numbers fall by record 37,500 in April

And so it begins.  Deepthink was critical of our government's inability to analyze and consider all the factors in their covid response.  Delaying the closing of our borders to tourists, failing to implement an effective quarantine system for overseas arrivals, failing to identify the importance of track and trace early, then using fictitious cobid infection

2020-05-28T20:27:31+00:00May 28th, 2020|2 Comments

Designs for a sane economy after Covid-19

Another long article which is worth a read.  Unlike our politicians who can't seem to plan beyond getting themselves ministerial pay packets, Lucy Greenwood comes up with a solution for mankind relentless march towards a depleted unsustainable future We can't decouple growth from its adverse effects and it's becoming clear that the same economic thinking

2020-05-28T20:00:48+00:00May 27th, 2020|0 Comments

Australian pundit questions Jacinda Ardern’s ‘draconian response’ to COVID-19, accuses her of ‘pushing the NZ economy off a cliff’

Australian pundit questions Jacinda Ardern's 'draconian response' to COVID-19, accuses her of 'pushing the NZ economy off a cliff'Zane Small Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is "pushing the NZ economy off a cliff", according to an Australian pundit, who says the Government's "draconian response" to combating the coronavirus "was questionable". Adam Creighton, Economics Editor of conservative

2020-05-27T20:43:39+00:00May 27th, 2020|1 Comment

Mark Richardson slams The National Party, says Todd Muller has ‘failed every time he’s stood in front of the media’

Newshub Reports Mark Quinlivan Richardson is not happy with the new-look National Party's work so far. Credits: The AM Show Despite The National Party being in a new era, Mark Richardson has lashed out at new leader Todd Muller saying he's "failed every time he's stood in front of the media". After Muller appeared on

2020-05-26T21:27:23+00:00May 26th, 2020|0 Comments

New leadership team of Todd Muller and Nikki Kaye suffers disastrous first sitting day

Newshub political editor Tova O'Brien's report... National MPs already leaking as new leadership team of Todd Muller and Nikki Kaye suffers disastrous first sitting day Tova O'Brien Newshub has been told by National MPs the new leadership is demanding loyalty after details of leader Todd Muller's new staffing line-up were leaked to Newshub over the

2020-05-26T19:36:13+00:00May 26th, 2020|2 Comments

Government Faux Pas.

Much Incompetence And Arrogance Does It Take To Bring Down A Government? Sunday, 24 May 2020, 10:56 am Speech: Heartland New Zealand Party If recent history is anything to go by it takes a lot. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why we believe that Labour should go. Mistakes, Incompetence and Arrogance

2020-05-26T21:28:00+00:00May 25th, 2020|1 Comment

PM must rule out four-day work week law

New Zealand Taxpayers' Union Thursday, 21 May 2020, 11:39 am Press Release: New Zealand Taxpayers' Union Responding to the Prime Minister’s supportive comments about a four-day work week, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “This is a dopey idea for economic recovery, for the same reason more public holidays is a dopey idea.

2020-05-24T21:00:13+00:00May 23rd, 2020|1 Comment
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