NZ needs to seize covid-free advantage - Seymour

Gavin Evans
Wed, 29 Jul 2020

New Zealand is an “island nation in a pandemic planet” but is not taking advantage of the opportunity that presents, ACT Party leader David Seymour says. The country’s relative isolation and its covid-free status has turned a geo-strategic weakness to a strength. Large parts of the economy rely on overseas markets and the government should be working faster to open up that access country by country, Seymour said at a pre-election function in Wellington last night. But he said the country is not pursuing the technology needed to make the n...
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China trade fears unmatched by good alternatives: report
Pattrick Smellie | Wed, 05 Aug 2020

Fears that New Zealand is overly reliant on trading with China ignore that there are few more attractive markets for many of the country's major exports, says a report by economic consultancy Sens...

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SFO-directed raid complicates Spark claim
Victoria Young | Wed, 05 Aug 2020

An accused co-conspirator has complained a Serious Fraud Office-ordered raid on his home has meant he can't comply with disclosure orders in a case brought by Spark New Zealand.  The telco claims t...

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Farmers to get $122m in fertiliser cheques
Brent Melville | Wed, 05 Aug 2020

Fertiliser heavyweights Ballance Agri-Nutrients and Ravensdown have fought their way through the covid-19 response, kicking back rebates of $54 million and $68 million respectively to farmer-sharehold...

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