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Women hit hardest in retail, hospitality job losses

Andy Fyers
Thu, 06 Aug 2020

As BusinessDesk reported on Wednesday, the headline unemployment figures for the June quarter need to be digested with a large grain of salt.Unemployment of 4 percent masks a whole range of things, including a shrinking labour force during lockdown. To be counted as unemployed you have to be actively looking for work and it's quite hard to actively look for work when most businesses are closed or working from home. That artificially shrank the number of people technically unemployed, during the lockdown period. In normal times, measuri...

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400 trainee pilots allowed into NZ
Brent Melville | Sat, 23 Oct 2021

Pilot trainees will make up 40% of the latest cohort of international students allowed in from mid-2022, with an assumption that tight border rules will still be in place.

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Personalised audio at a relatively affordable price point. It's a winning combination.

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Rebecca Stevenson | Sat, 23 Oct 2021

OTM this week: what does Inland Revenue consider rich, why was Damian O'Connor absent from the FTA celebrations, which new car is triggering FOMO amongst the Remuera Tractor set, and more.

Decarbonising infrastructure – navigating an abundance of policy and analysis

We have a rare opportunity to align significant public infrastructure investment with urgent climate change reform, but time is short and we all need to act.

Let's not lose sight of the wood for the trees

As much generation will need to be built in the next 14 years as has been built in the last 40+ years for Aotearoa to meet its commitment of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.