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"There's a lot of risks if New Zealand businesses don't start doing this. Firstly, they will be left behind. We're competing in a global world now ... and we know that artificial intelligence, big data and automation is going to hit our workforce over the next decade, and we must be planning for that as businesses.".

The all-new fifth-generation version of Subaru's Forester SUV, unveiled at the New York International Auto Show, is expected to take over from the Outback as the brand's most successful model in New Zealand. Currently, the Outback is Subaru's star-performer: last year, it accounted for nearly half of ...
But my focus is on Asia, and I couldn't help but be struck by the fact of the amazing amount of coverage given to someone who is an ex-president compared to a current president who visited New Zealand in the same week. That coverage speaks volumes about the real level of interest that New Zealand ...
Aroa was my personal idyll - the island of my dreams, three miles off the New Zealand coast, where I lived as a young British woman, blissfully alone with only my flock of sheep, horses, sheepdogs and other animals for company. I was a female farmer in the early 1950s, barely out of my teens - and found myself ...
When she moved to New Zealand she struggled to fit in, missed her grandparents and began binge-drinking every weekend. "I felt like I had been plucked out of a life and put somewhere else. I felt very alone. "Being a very reckless teenager and finding alcohol young, and I grew up in the sort of goth ...
Sheeran said he chose to visit Dunedin on the South Island's lower east coast because he enjoys performing in unexpected places and is a huge fan of New Zealand. “I live in a place called Ipswich in England and no one ever comes there – we had Elton John and the Red Hot Chili Peppers and that's kind ...
New Zealand is the first country in the world to undertake a mass kill of dairy and beef cattle possibly infected with mycoplasma bovis in an effort to contain a disease that is established in the herds of the country's trading partners. Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) director of readiness and response Geoff ...
Fentanyl emerged in New Zealand for the first time at a music festival in February. The drug is particularly deadly and just three milligrams is ... He said the problem in New Zealand is traffickers have been lacing the powerful opioid with heroin. "The [heroin] users don't know that's happening and they get a ...
The moss balls found in northern hemisphere lakes are a threat to New Zealand ecosystems. Photo credit: Mossball.com. Exotic moss balls imported to New Zealand from China are a threat to our lakes and rivers, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has said. Marimo moss balls were allegedly ...
The council said the resource consent application for the deal it agreed in December with Team New Zealand would be withdrawn, and a new one lodged. The head of Team New Zealand, Grant Dalton, has arrived in Italy and this evening is due to begin meetings with its challenger partner Luna Rossa, ...
Hundreds of people flocked to Orewa Beach at the weekend for the Hoe Toa New Zealand Paddle Championships. Athletes from New Zealand and Australia faced tough conditions during the in and out of the water surf events ending on March 25. Almost 100 paddlers hit the water and raced for top titles in ...
The New Zealand Institute of Directors added to the pile of things that aren't good in 2017 with research that revealed a lack of ethnic diversity among the country's highest paying boards, with little representation from people of Māori, Asian and Pacific Island descent. In order to redress these imbalances, ...

... takeover to be an assumed liability varying a $10m deferred tax liability. According to Forbes rich-list rankings Hart should be able to take the ruling in stride. Since the Alcoa deal a decade ago he has doubled his net worth, and is now by some margin New Zealand's richest man with a valuation of $14b.
Air New Zealand is about to announce a new route, likely the long-flagged direct service to Chicago. The travel industry has been invited to a ''where to next'' event at it the airline's Auckland headquarters on Wednesday evening. It is understood a new non-stop service will start in November this year and be ...
"New Zealand First does not seek to constrain opposition MPs from criticism of the government," he said. But Mr Mitchell told RNZ he did not believe that "for one minute" and denied ever receiving an apology. "I have not received any apology from Jenny or from anyone from New Zealand First at all. All I've ...
The New Zealand government and the country's central bank agreed Monday to introduce an employment mandate into monetary policy while keeping inflation as the bank's top priority, in changes that reassured markets fearful of a more dramatic move. The new arrangements also created a monetary ...
The sustainability of New Zealand's dairy industry is under the spotlight as scientists say current farming systems have reached the limit. One hundred and twenty world-leading scientists have met in Christchurch for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a global coalition of scientists and ...
A new study says that meth is now easier to find in New Zealand than cannabis. (Photo Getty Images). AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook FacebookShare to Twitter TwitterShare to Print PrintShare to Email EmailShare to More More. A drug expert says methamphetamine is becoming far too easy ...
As part of a collaboration between Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (EDSM) with New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), the University of Auckland will host 23 Indonesians for a Geothermal Project Management Course for the next 4 weeks.
International hotel developers are stepping up their interest in New Zealand as guest nights and tourism inflows continue to hit new records, according to Bayleys Real Estate. "Internationally, travel is becoming easier and more accessible for a greater global population, and the number of people travelling ...
psusy The web series Psusy unabashedly proclaims itself to be the Broad City of New Zealand. The series stars Jaya Beach-Robertson and Aria Dehar as Karen and Sharee, two friends who in each episode get into escapades that go from the seemingly realistic to completely absurd, gross, and ...
Air New Zealand cancelled flights in Whangarei and Kerikeri this morning. "Three one-way services between Kerikeri and Auckland and three one-way services between Whangarei and Auckland have been cancelled due to weather this morning," a spokeswoman said. "Customers booked to travel today are advised to ...
CHICAGO, the longest-running American musical in Broadway and West End histories, is set to explode on to New Zealand stages this August. Seen by more than 31 million people and having grossed $1.5 billion worldwide, described by the New York Times as “the sharpest, slickest show on the block” as ...
Kelly Newton, an unwitting victim of a police pursuit in New Zealand, is concerned there will be another death sooner rather than later if it's not addressed. Last October, a car in a police chase ploughed through her fence and smashed into her house in Horotiu, North Waikato. The out-of-control car narrowly ...
It has been a "lucky" escape for much of the North Island with Cyclone Hola tracking further to the east than forecast, dumping the heaviest weather at sea. The East Coast has been the last to feel Hola's wrath, and appears to be hardest hit with more than 100mm of rain falling in places since yesterday afternoon. Hikuwai ...
Under Jacinda Ardern's leadership, this Government has a plan to back those ideas to make a difference in New Zealand's regions, including Hamilton and the Waikato. A local example of this is the final stage of Hamilton's ring road, which has received an $18 million boost from Central Government.
NEW ZEALAND (CBS) – A company in New Zealand is paying its workers to trade in four wheels for two. “Make collective” is encouraging its employees to bike to work and it's paying them $5 a day to do it. Work Stress Keeping Workers Up At Night, Says Study. If a worker bikes to work for more than six ...
As in New Zealand, where the spelling of her name has already eluded many people, there was at least one typo, when a banner welcome 'Jacinta' to Tonga. The tone for the Pacific Mission was set by foreign minister Winston Peter's speech last week, when he said a "Pacific reset" was needed. Jacinda ...
The gains are relatively modest on paper, adding between $NZ1.2 billion and $4bn dollars, or up to one percent, to New Zealand's economy over time. Trade supporters have said that in reality, free trade deals usually delivered much higher returns. Murray Taggart, the chairman of red meat processor and ...
Tropical Cyclone Hola is heading further south after battering Vanuatu with winds of up to 230kmh. Fiji Meteorological Service said Hola was now at Category 3 strength, with hurricane-force winds. Sustained winds near the centre were about 150kmh with gusts of up to 205kmh, and while the French ...
New Zealand warship HMNZS Te Kaha is being kitted out with a multi-million dollar supersonic missile defence system. The RNZN Anzac-class frigate has sailed to Canada where it will undergo a multi-million facelift at Seaspan's Esquimalt shipyard in British Columbia. The warship will have upgrades ...
A video posted on Reddit shows the close call, of an oncoming truck and trailer unit that crosses the centre line. Photo credit: Reddit. A motorist has captured the frightening moment they almost collided with a truck and trailer unit crossing a bridge on a wet New Zealand road. A video posted on Reddit ...
An air safety expert says New Zealand's stance on drones means flying is increasingly a lottery and with increasing odds of aircraft crash. Air Line Pilots' Association technical officer David Reynolds said the lack of compulsory registration in this country was exposing air traffic here to unnecessary risk.
It was likely the Vatican had told Bishops in New Zealand not to lobby the Government to be included in the inquiry, he said, despite survivors asking them to - and despite a leading layman, Bill Kilgallon, who till recently was on the Vatican's Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, saying the ...
Mr Davis said New Zealand may need country-wide policies to govern freedom camping. "We want to find consistency and make sure that visitors, when they do arrive, they know what is expected in New Zealand, they understand what is appropriate and inappropriate. "And make sure that they have a great ...
French cosmetic mega-chain Sephora has hinted at opening a store in New Zealand, however the global beauty brand is remaining tight-lipped on details. It is understood that Sephora representatives have been looking for sites in Auckland, but are yet to sign on the dotted line. A Queen St building once ...
Becroft added that although the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, had set out the admirable vision of making New Zealand the best country in the world in which to be a child, there was a gulf between “children who do so well and are so loved and cared for, and that 10% who really struggle”. “This is not the ...
Tropical cyclones rely on the "perfect storm of weather features" to steer one way or another, Niwa says. The third cyclone to venture towards New Zealand since February, Tropical Cyclone Hola, is carving out a southward path. Niwa meteorologist Seth Carrier said the "increased frequency" of ex-tropical ...
New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has revealed that consideration was given to Ross Taylor retiring hurt when he suffered a leg injury in Dunedin before he rampaged to a career-best unbeaten 181 to set up a series decider in Christchurch on Saturday. Taylor will spend the next 24 hours in a race to recover enough to take ...
"When is the New Zealand Government going to act on the issue of foreign drivers driving on our roads?" Miller asked. "It is ludicrous that my 18-year-old daughter has taken three years to obtain a full licence and experience with New Zealand roads and regulations, yet an overseas tourist can fly halfway ...
The average monthly broadband data usage on fibre hit 250 gigabytes per connection last year, while usage on copper was at 141gb. In 2014, the average monthly usage on fibre was 91 gigabytes per connection. Along with data usage, the speed of data has also increased significantly. New Zealand is ...
Air New Zealand has been heavily involved in Mr Obama's visit. Former Prime Minister Sir John Key, who is on the national carrier's board, is likely to have been influential in convincing Mr Obama to come here because of their friendship when the two were leaders. But he will not come cheap, his speaking ...
An invasion of the brown marmorated stink bug - the pest discovered recently in three Japanese car shipments - would devastate New Zealand's fruit, vegetable and wine industries, destroying more than $4 billion of export value and costing thousands of jobs, according to a new report from the New ...
New Zealand might be officially the least corrupt country on earth, but that doesn't mean there's nothing wrong here. Plenty of concerning issues exist about integrity and transparency in political and public life. But at the same time, it's worth celebrating the positives.
Then New Zealand Meteorological Service director Dr Edward Kidson wrote at the time that a "feature of the pressure distribution was that the high-pressure belt and tracks of moving anti-cyclones were unusually far south in the New Zealand area, generally crossing the Dominion instead of passing to the north of it".


 

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