Business and economy
Environment must be centre of all future plans
29 May 2020
Environmental sustainability is no longer a ‘nice to have’, it is now a ‘must have’ that needs to be embedded into decisions about New Zealand’s future, say experts in a new report.
NZ-Pacific bubble should come first
28 May 2020
Opinion: Quarantine-free travel between NZ and Pacific Islands should be our priority, ahead of plans to extend our bubble to Australia, writes Collin Tukuitonga.
Anchoring the future – the role of universities
21 May 2020
Opinion: Vice-Chancellor Dawn Freshwater discusses the benefits universities contribute to society.
What will New Zealand's place in the world be after Covid-19?
20 May 2020
New Zealand needs to leverage its safe, strong reputation and unique position of being Covid-19-free for its economic advantage, say experts.
Business student interns for UK company from comfort of home
19 May 2020
A University of Auckland business student is one of six selected worldwide for a virtual internship to gain work experience without leaving the house.
Where could a virus-free New Zealand be in five years?
15 May 2020
Opinion: Mike Lee wonders if a Covid-19 free country would be an attractive option for the world's technology giants?
Budget’s worrying debt-to-GDP red flags
15 May 2020
Opinion: Projected debt of 50% plus of GDP by 2023 could pose a risk for a small island nation very much dependent on global economic trends, writes Ananish Chaudhuri.
Why this Budget matters for intergenerational fairness
14 May 2020
Opinion: Susan St John and Claire Dale explain what we do and don't need from the Budget to help share the pain of economic crisis between the generations.
NZ’s toolkit for the Covid-19 response limited by our institutions
13 May 2020
Opinion: "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" could describe New Zealand’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, says Professor Natasha Hamilton-Hart.
Tank the tunnel
11 May 2020
Opinion: Is it heresy to suggest mothballing Auckland's biggest infrastructure project? Professor Tim Hazledine takes his chances.
Social cohesion threatened in post-Covid-19 world
8 May 2020
Top social scientists say New Zealand’s strong national unity during lockdown is now under threat as grim new economic realities and prolonged disruption in personal lives hit home for many.
Student venture aims to bring automation to home builders
8 May 2020
A group of students who met during a free University venture development programme, are preparing to take their building automation ideas to the world.