Te Whanganui-a-Tara - New research by Consumer NZ has found trust in banks is dipping, with 39 percent of New Zealanders stating they do not trust the banks. This is the highest level of distrust since Consumer began tracking sentiment in June 2021. Banking customers are also expressing frustration with how
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Will Aotearoa’s commercial fish stocks soon start dwindling?
Whitianga - Climate change could have a significant impact on New Zealand’s fishery yields. By far the majority of New Zealand’s fish stocks are performing well but John Dory has been declining since the 1980s. In most fisheries they are unable to catch their quota annually. Aotearoa’s fish and invertebrate species threatened
Economic activity declines, sign of things to come?
Ōtautahi - Could New Zealand already be nearly six months deep into a recession, national economic forecaster Berl says. StatsNZ has officially New Zealand’s GDP result for the December 2022 quarter, showing a 0.6 percent decline compared to the previous quarter. This followed a relatively strong September 2022 quarter, where the economy
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Resource management changes needed to meet climate goals
Tāmaki Makaurau - New research shows that a 50 percent improvement in resource consent processing times could be needed for New Zealand to meet its 2050 emissions target. Commissioned by Te Waihanga - New Zealand Infrastructure Commission and developed by Sapere Research Group, the new infrastructure consenting for climate targets report
GDP decreases 0.6 percent, latest Stats NZ report
Te Whanganui-a-Tara – Aotearoa’s gross domestic product (GDP) fell 0.6 percent in the December 2022 quarter, following a 1.7 percent rise in the September 2022 quarter, Stats NZ says. Nine of 16 industries experienced a decrease in activity compared with the September 2022 quarter. Manufacturing was the biggest driver of the
Cutting pollution could slow the spread of superbugs
Ōtautahi - By 2050 up to 10 million people a year could be killed by antimicrobial-resistant bugs (AMR). Pollution from sectors such as pharmaceuticals, healthcare and agriculture are releasing antimicrobials and resistant microbes into the wider environment. This increases the transmission, spread and development of antimicrobial resistance. Climate change, biodiversity and AMR are