New Zealand symbolically declares climate emergency

Joining more than 30 countries New Zealand on Wednesday took the symbolic step of declaring a climate emergency Lawmakers voted 76-43 in favor of the motion, in a split that followed party lines.The government also launched a new initiative requiring many public agencies to become carbon neutral by 2025, in part by getting rid of…Continue Reading

New Zealand unemployment rate hits record 5.3% due to coronavirus

The number of unemployed people rose by a record of 37,000 to reach 151,000 in the September 2020 quarter, as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic has severely hit the labour market TopicsNew Zealand | Coronavirus IANS  |  Wellington  Last Updated at November 4, 2020 12:00 IST The number of unemployed people rose by a record of…Continue Reading

New Zealand to adopt ‘world-leading’ new natural disaster insurance claims model

Navigation for News Categories Natural disaster insurance claimants will no longer have to deal with the Earthquake Commission, because private insurers are taking over the process. Earthquake damage to a house in Waiau 80km south of Kaikōura in November 2016. The way household claims were handled for that event has led to a new natural…Continue Reading

New Zealand mosque gunman ‘planned to maximise casualties’ sentencing court told

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Invalid EmailThe gunman who murdered 51 people at two mosques in…Continue Reading

New Zealand businesses prepared to innovate because of Covid-19

Navigation for News Categories The adoption of digital technology has accelerated in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, with a 40 percent increase in the number of businesses giving priority to innovation. Photo: 123RF An Asia Pacific survey by Microsoft has found about a quarter of 420 New Zealand organisations were leaders in promoting innovation,…Continue Reading

Air New Zealand taps into government loan

Navigation for News Categories Air New Zealand has drawn about $110 million from the government’s standby loan aimed at helping the carrier through the pandemic. Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon The government gave the airline a $900m standby loan in March when Covid-19 hit, closing borders and ending virtually all international air travel. The airline’s…Continue Reading

Air New Zealand pins hopes on more passengers, funds for freight service

Navigation for News Categories More passengers flying again once Auckland’s alert level 3 finishes and more financial support for its cargo business will influence how much of a $900 million loan is drawn down, Air New Zealand’s chief finance officer says. Photo: AFP Air New Zealand is about to dip into the government loan after…Continue Reading