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NZ needs to develop high productivity industries

Wellington, Aug 19 NZPA - Productivity in the mainstays of this country's economy -- agriculture and tourism -- is low, so new high productivity industries must be developed, the New Zealand Institute's latest discussion paper says.

NZ Institute Appoints New Director

NZ Institute Appoints New Director
Wellington, June 30 NZPA - Rick Boven has been appointed the new director of the New Zealand Institute think-tank. Dr Boven, a former founding partner of the Boston Consulting Group in New Zealand, succeeds David Skilling who left the institute last December.

Budget "As Inadequate As A Lone Chopstick" Says Institute

Budget "As Inadequate As A Lone Chopstick" Says Institute
Wellington, May 28 NZPA - Bill English's first budget is "as inadequate as a lone chopstick" says a privately funded thinktank, the New Zealand Institute.

Labour Organises Youth Jobs Summit

Wellington, May 20 NZPA - The Labour Party has organised a youth jobs summit that will discuss ways to tackle rising unemployment in the 15-24 year age group.

NZ Institute Calls For Focus On Disadvantaged Young

Wellington, May 5 NZPA - As unemployment rises, the New Zealand Institute is calling on the Government to refocus spending on the most vulnerable groups, particularly young people in disadvantaged communities.

Govt Confident Of Reaching Broadband Goal

Govt Confident Of Reaching Broadband Goal
Wellington, April 29 NZPA - The Government says it expects to be able to meet its goal of connecting homes to ultra-fast broadband, despite Labour producing a report which says it would cost much more than original estimates.

Business Sector Expected To Match Govt Investment -- Institute

Business Sector Expected To Match Govt Investment -- Institute
By Sharon Lundy of NZPA Wellington, March 31 NZPA - Business think tank the New Zealand Institute believes the private sector will at least match the Government's $1.5 billion investment ultra-fast broadband.

Key Doubts Unemployed Will Reach 11 Percent In Two Years

Key Doubts Unemployed Will Reach 11 Percent In Two Years
Wellington, Feb 23 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key doubts unemployment will reach the dire highs predicted in an economic think-tank report.

Financial Crisis Of Historic Proportions Dominates Year

The global financial crisis that gathered momentum from September ruined lives and is ongoing. PAM GRAHAM of NZPA reports.

People Fear Living Expenses Squeeze As A Result Of KiwiSaver

By Alister Thomson of NZPA Wellington, Oct 24 NZPA - A study of 508 workers found half expected to join KiwiSaver, but feared they would have difficulties paying their household expenses as a result.

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