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NZ businesses moved 40 times faster than they thought possible when COVID-19 hit
Five years of advances in digital transformation for New Zealand businesses has occurred in a period of eight weeks, due to COVID-19, a new report finds.
What will bring success for New Zealand following COVID-19?
A new report from economists and researchers in New Zealand states that the country needs to refresh many aspects of its economic strategy, including giving greater focus to innovation and the knowledge economy.
Kiwi tourism startups making tracks in NZ and abroad
“There’s been talk of the New Zealand tourism industry slowing down. Because of that, I think it’s more important than ever that New Zealand fosters innovation in the tourism industry, and that’s exactly what Lightning Lab Tourism has been about."
Biotech an ailing area of NZ economy
With New Zealand aiming to make tech our number two export by 2025, and primary industry already our number one, we need a clear path forward.
Silicon Valley connection key to Kiwi growth, says expert
Graeme Muller says that he has returned from the Bay Area with an understanding of just how valuable the Kiwi-Cali connection will be.
Survey finds sharp decline in Auckland business confidence
1 year ago Auckland businesses were feeling relatively optimistic about the economy, but fast-forward to the present and that has drastically changed.
SMBs in regions showing steady growth – MYOB
44% of operators in Waikato and the Bay of Plenty saw their revenue improve in the last 12 months, with similar levels of growth seen in Southland.
NZ IoT Alliance report: Simon Bridges on the Govt's role in NZ's IoT future
“Emerging technologies also present new challenges, and the research identifies some areas we’ll be considering further such as privacy of IoT data."
NZ IoT Alliance: Next decade worth $2.2 billion in IoT potential
“The key inhibitor for IoT uptake in NZ is a lack of understanding, knowledge and skill. This is not a technical issue, it's an education issue."
More SMEs back tighter immigration laws despite skill shortages
Worries about the impact on public services and housing are likely behind the current high level of concern.
Prosperous year ahead for Kiwi businesses
“Perhaps the most promising thing about this new wave of optimism is that it’s broad-based, with sentiment improving across all five sectors."
Libraries to kick-start NZ’s knowledge economy?
Aussie-kiwi dollar parity may be great news for travellers heading across the ditch, but it also raises some big questions about the long term state
NZ primary industry firms open Chinese marketing office
A group of New Zealand primary sector firms has opened a joint marketing office in Shanghai, completing a three-year gestation to make life easier in
NZ economy grows 0.8% in fourth quarter, on tourist spending, heated housing market
The New Zealand economy expanded in the fourth quarter as tourists drove growth in retailing and accommodation, and property sales increased demand fo
YEAR IN REVIEW: NZ economy rocks on as milk's star fades
2014 was a year of the rockstar economy where New Zealand was a top performer compared to other OECD countries with an annualised GDP growth rate o
UDPATE: NZ economy grows 1% in 3Q as primary sector keeps momentum going
New Zealand's economy grew at a faster pace than expected in the September quarter as a good start to the dairy season and increased oil and gas ac