Business and economy
Ten questions on capital gains tax
4 January 2019
Opinion: Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy gives his Top Ten resolved and unresolved issues on the Tax Working Group’s proposed capital gains tax.
Tax Working Group unlikely to sort housing inequality
14 December 2018
Opinion: The Tax Working Group is unlikely to address housing inequality given exclusions in its terms of reference, writes Hon Associate Professor Susan St John (Economics).
Taxing tourists makes perfect economic sense now
10 December 2018
Opinion: a levy on incoming tourists should be seen not as a revenue-grabbing tax, but as user pays congestion charge, writes Tim Hazledine.
The little startup that could: 15 years of Velocity
6 December 2018
Velocity - the University’s student-led entrepreneurial development programme – is celebrating its 15th birthday and the successes it has enjoyed since its inception.
Tax expert awarded premier Law Foundation scholarship
29 November 2018
Professor Craig Elliffe, from the Auckland Law School has been awarded the country’s premier legal research grant, the New Zealand International Research Fellowship - Te Karahipi Rangahau ā Taiao.
Jokes: a new guide to workplace humour
26 November 2018
A new book by University of Auckland academics Barbara Plester and Kerr Inkson draws on the latest research to give practical tips on how to navigate workplace humour.
Some myths about NZ Super
22 November 2018
Opinion: Let’s not mindlessly raise the qualifying age for Super but instead try to solve actual problems ordinary people face, writes Hon Associate Professor Susan St John.
Philosophical principles drive Rhodes Scholar
20 November 2018
University of Auckland alumnus Johann Go is a 2019 Rhodes Scholar.
Govt should use Kiwibank to undercut the big four
14 November 2018
The people running the four big New Zealand banks - ANZ, ASB, BNZ, Westpac - will be breathing a very quiet sigh of relief. The $5 billion of annual profits they remit back to their Australian head offices are safe – for the time being.
Bioengineers tackle underwater fouling in new way
14 November 2018
University of Auckland bioengineers have developed an innovative way to get rid of the underwater biofouling that creates such a headache for marinas, boaties and aqua farmers.
Permanently temporary: the Gig Trap
10 November 2018
The first ever study to track thousands of people through different work arrangements over time has revealed that the gig track can quickly become a gig trap.
Stamping out migrant worker exploitation
7 November 2018
The government’s efforts to stamp out the exploitation of migrant workers will be guided by major new research by academics from the University of Auckland Business School and the University of Waikato.