Coronavirus

The omicron tsunami: are our businesses ready?

Brent Melville
Thu, 13 Jan 2022

The omicron tsunami: are our businesses ready?
An Auckland central interceptor worker gets a PCR test. (Image: Watercare)
Brent Melville
Thu, 13 Jan 2022
The Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) wants the government to accelerate the use of rapid antigen testing to help combat the spectre of mass worker absenteeism.The 14,000-member association's head of advocacy and strategy, Alan McDonald, said the business community was acutely aware of the need to regularly test staff, particularly once the much more infectious omicron variant of covid-19 arrived.“We see regular testing, and particularly rapid antigen testing (RAT) as a key tool in keeping business going and supply lines o...

Not convinced yet?

Subscribe to our Daily News Update free newsletter.

Transport
Aucklanders must get out of cars, onto public transport, says emissions plan
Oliver Lewis | Mon, 15 Aug 2022

Auckland council has unveiled its pathway to reduced transport emissions.

Law & Regulation
Address climate change now, supreme court told
Victoria Young | Mon, 15 Aug 2022

Fonterra, Genesis and others face climate change activist Mike Smith.

Law & Regulation
Fate of 'faulty' cladding in the balance as appeal court mulls submissions
Greg Hurrell | Mon, 15 Aug 2022

The fitness for purpose of James Hardie's fibreboard cladding was at the heart of a two-week trial in Wellington's court of appeal, where homeowners tried to overturn their defeat in the high court last year.

Sponsored
Communication the barrier to ‘human firewall’ technology

Communication is the barrier to New Zealand adopting the global Zero Trust cybersecurity strategy, says a new survey.

Sponsored
A clearer path to the cloud

Step-by-step cloud transition can bring benefits, experts say.