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The $600m plan for MIQ 2.0

The government was about to dive into a $600m plan for a new improved MIQ but its border reopening plan has seen the project put on hold for now.

NZ Initiative claims ‘alarming’ decline at ComCom

The Commerce Commission came in for a drubbing from the top tier firms that completed the NZ Initiative's survey, but the Reserve Bank improved.

My 'great shame' to be a New Zealander: former top diplomat

Is New Zealand so fearful of offending China that we cannot voice our support for Taiwan's involvement in WHO affairs, asks former top diplomat.

Distracted health leadership means leadership neglect

Four crises have been inherited from preceding governments, but will they be addressed by changes to the health system that have been rushed and inadequately thought out?

Can we build it? NZ spends more and gets less

NZ is one of the least efficient high-income countries at delivering infrastructure – just look at light rail.

BREAKING: Ashley Bloomfield stepping down

Ashley Bloomfield is stepping down as the omicron outbreak starts to fade and ahead of major health system reform implementation.

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Markets
Govt invests $30m with coastal shipping 'winners'
Brent Melville | Wed, 25 May 2022

Government investment is seen as the starting point to creating a viable coastal shipping sector.

Media
Media firms adapt to avoid poaching
Daniel Dunkley | Wed, 25 May 2022

They call it the Great Resignation – a global phenomenon which has seen people leave their jobs in their droves since the pandemic. But in competitive sectors like advertising and communications, firms are fighting back.

Tourism
Are hotel prices 'courageous' or outrageous?
Brent Melville | Wed, 25 May 2022

Tourists can expect to see a jump in their hotel bills on the back of reduced availability, and as the industry scrambles to reinvent itself after a two-year hiatus.