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Long wait for new health builds

Oliver Lewis
Tue, 07 Sep 2021

Neonatal care units are planned to be upgraded in Counties Manakau, Auckland, the Hutt Valley, and Wellington. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Oliver Lewis
Tue, 07 Sep 2021
Only 12 of 40 health infrastructure package (HIP) projects will be finished by next June, with a further nine yet to be fully approved.In January 2020, the coalition government announced $300 million for HIP projects to improve and overhaul ageing health infrastructure. The package was included as part of the $12 billion New Zealand upgrade programme, promoted at the time as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to modernise infrastructure and grow the economy. In June, the government had to pump in more funding and rescope projects due to cost incr...

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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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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.