Business and economy
Could Apec 2021 lead to a trade reunion between the US and China?
11 November 2021
Opinion: Since 2014 China and the US have pushed separate trade deals. China was promoting the FTAAP, while the US was endorsing the then TPP, which excluded China. President Donald Trump later pulled the US out of TPP - now China wants in to what is now the CPTPP. Confused? Rob Scollay unpacks the dance.
Urgent reform of Working for Families needed not tinkering
9 November 2021
Opinion: If the government cares about child poverty if would immediately fix the fatal flaw in Working for Families, says Associate Professor Susan St John.
Charging into the future: infrastructure vital to electric vehicles taking off
3 November 2021
Feature: Is New Zealand’s infrastructure ready for an increased uptake in electric vehicles? Experts at the University are helping devise the technology needed.
Social practice audits alone will not prevent worker exploitation
28 October 2021
Opinion: Would you buy overseas hazelnuts grown and packed by exploited children? No? As consumers how do we know the true methods of production of what we purchase?
World-changing ventures win 2021 Velocity $100k Challenge
21 October 2021
A new generation of start-up founders have been released into the world with the completion of the University of Auckland’s 2021 Velocity entrepreneurship development programme.
Time for bold action for children
20 October 2021
Opinion: The problems of inadequate income are not new, but are thrown into stark relief in the Covid lockdown, writes Associate Professor Susan St John.
Hydro storage would make wind power ideal low-carbon solution
19 October 2021
Researchers from the Energy Centre at the University of Auckland have been investigating ways to prevent power price spikes caused by the fluctuating capacity of renewable electricity sources.
Using brands’ high vaccination rates as a marketing tool
8 October 2021
Opinion: In part two, Mike Lee looks at how businesses can help increase vaccination rates and operate to keep staff, livelihood, and other customers “free from harm”.
Challenging the 'visible' and 'invisible' hands in Ant Group's IPO halt
24 September 2021
Opinion: There are appeals to Jack Ma to take a leading role among China's fintech giants to work with regulatory agencies to reinvent a more socially responsible microcredit industry, write Xin Chen and Xingang Wang.
China and the CPTPP - right move, wrong timing?
20 September 2021
Opinion: China's application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement comes at an awkward political moment, writes Associate Professor Robert Scollay.
Kua whakanuia te aronga nui o Te Whare Wānanga ki te ako mā te mahi, i runga i te rārangi o Best Maker School
14 September 2021
Kua whakaingoatia a Waipapa Taumata Rau e Newsweek ko tētahi o ngā Best Maker Schools o te ao, i te taha o ngā whare wānanga mananui pēnei i a Harvard, Cambridge, Yale me MIT.
Clothing retailer supports recently-launched Toroa programme
13 September 2021
A new career programme for first year Māori and Pacific business students has received generous support from clothing retailer, H&M.