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Finance Minister Grant Robertson with his 2021 Budget, which signalled an unemployment insurance scheme was coming. GettyImages

NZ’s unemployment insurance scheme will be the biggest welfare shakeup in generations – is it justified?

With little public consultation and serious questions about how it might work, the proposed scheme is a policy gamble of unknown proportions.
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Electrifying transport: why New Zealand can’t rely on battery-powered cars alone

Battery electric cars are an ideal choice for light-duty and shorter commutes, but for long-haul trucks or buses, hydrogen fuel cells offer higher loads, shorter refuelling times and a longer range.
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Anniversary of a landslide: new research reveals what really swung New Zealand’s 2020 ‘COVID election’

One year on, the NZ Election Survey crunches the numbers on what drove Jacinda Ardern’s unprecedented 2020 victory.
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Marine heatwaves during winter could have dire impacts on New Zealand fisheries and herald more summer storms

The oceans around New Zealand are warming faster in winter than in summer. During the winter of 2021, most coastal areas were warmer than usual, and this is likely to bring more storms during summer.
Illustration by Isobel Joy Te Aho-White.

Ngā āhuatanga ka akona mai ki a tātou e te ao Māori, mō te ao pakihi o āpōpō

Ki te tini o ngā umanga Māori, he whānui kē atu ngā hua ka whāia tēnā i ngā putanga ahumoni anake. He rautaki reanga-maha ō rātou, he whakanoho rātou i te painga mō te katoa hei ahunga mō te ihu o te waka. He akoranga i konei mō ētahi atu umanga.
Illustration by Isobel Joy Te Aho-White.

Putting the community back into business: what te ao Māori can teach us about sustainable management

Māori businesses often prioritise more than financial results, have multi-generational strategies and put community at the centre of planning. Other businesses could learn from this.

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