Measuring wellbeing not just GDP: how and why?

Wellington - One of New Zealand’s most established economic research agencies, BERL, will explore the Government’s intention for a Wellbeing Budget next year at its inaugural annual wānanga in Wellington on August 23. The 2019 Budget has been heralded by the Minister of Finance as The Wellbeing Budget. BERL chief economist Dr Ganesh

Boxing classes better for people with brain diseases

Christchurch - A New Zealand boxing-fitness expert is urging Kiwis with chronic neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s to lead more physically active lives and start boxing. Auckland boxing fitness trainer Lisa Gombinsky Roach is especially pleading for people with health issues to exercise more. She will be speaking on all the benefits of boxing-fitness

Whangarei leading NZ’s charge in the EV world

Auckland - Whangarei, winner of the most electric vehicle friendly-town in New Zealand award, has a big advantage over other regions. Northland is well connected and the city’s electric vehicle spokesman Joseph Camuso, says the big advantage Whangarei has is in knowing all the engineers from the four districts and they

ChargeNet wins key NZ electric vehicle award

Auckland - Auckland electric vehicle fast charger company owners of ChargeNet, Steve and Dee West, have won the outstanding contribution to electric vehicles in New Zealand award. The award, which ChargeNet owners Steve and Dee West received in Auckland last night, is a one-off special honour chosen by the judges who

Major international agritech announcement expected for NZ

Auckland - In less than a fortnight, more than 30 New Zealand agritech leaders will make history in Silicon Valley. They will be part of the international 2018 Silicon Valley agritech immersion programme and Conference, involving Silicon Valley Forum, Tauranga’s Wharf42, Agritech New Zealand, Callaghan Innovation, and New Zealand Trade and

NZTech reports phenomenal annual growth

Auckland - NZTech, the national non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation for tech, has reported phenomenal growth of the New Zealand tech ecosystem in the last 12 months. At last night's annual meeting in Auckland, chair Mitchell Pham said NZTech now has an alliance of 20 tech communities and more than 800 organisations across

NZ’s top exercise industry body backs calls for tighter guidelines

Christchurch - The country’s top exercise industry body, ExerciseNZ, is behind the call for industry-wide guidelines around high intensity workouts including a weekly maximum time limit for this type of training for gym-goers. ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says the guidelines should be put in place in the context of safety standards for

Potential to NZ fintech exports huge

Auckland - The potential for New Zealand tech exports will be huge when direct free trade post-Brexit opens with the United Kingdom, a leading fintech expert says. James Brown, general manager of FintechNZ says it’s so encouraging to see the government working proactively to set up free trade with the UK