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Businesses Must Adapt To A Changing Political Climate

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 11:13 am | Trans Tasman

Any change in Govt brings new threats and opportunities for businesses of all types. The Labour-led Govt will not leave it to the market to solve problems, if it perceives it to be moving too slowly or not in the right direction. More >>

Trans Tasman's Political Pulse 2/11/17: Big Ships, Big Bets

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 2:15 pm | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - The debate over NZ’s future port infrastructure is continuing in a new context – a new Govt more likely to intervene. More >>

The Public Sector and New Govts: No New Thing Under The Sun

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 2:54 pm | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - The Ministry for Primary Industries is being split into three parts covering forestry, fisheries and agriculture. Labour MP Stuart Nash is the new Minister of Fisheries, NZ First MP Shane Jones is the Minister of Forestry ... More >>

Transport Minister Phil Twyford's Predicament

Friday, 27 October 2017, 11:55 am | Trans Tasman

New Transport Minister Phil Twyford will be facing different pressures and juggling new priorities within weeks of starting his new job. Not only is there a sharp revision to overall policy, but there is also pressure to sort out some current infrastructures ... More >>

Trans Tasman's Political Pulse - October 26, 2017

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 12:46 pm | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - Environmentalists will be shaking their heads at how the political process has managed to derail the proposed Kermadec Marine Sanctuary. The huge sanctuary has widespread public support and National and the Greens had a majority ... More >>

Final Count and Coalition Talks: Focus On The Policy

Monday, 9 October 2017, 2:09 pm | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - The final election results have come in and were pretty much as expected and now Govt formation talks are proceeding, as the politicians said they would. More >>

Dairy Sector Strong As It Gazes At Uncertain Future

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 6:31 pm | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - The dairy sector may be facing a future filled with political uncertainty, but the Fonterra result shows it is working from a strong base with potential to grow further and strengthen the wider economy. More >>

Pipelines And The Benefits Of Hindsight Vision

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 11:47 am | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - The reaction to the breach of the Marsden Point refinery pipeline to Auckland is confirmation of the adage about “hindsight always being 20/20.” More >>

Adding Up The Costs Of Climate-Change Policy

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 12:44 pm | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - Climate-change policy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions are among the most testing issues facing policy advisers and politicians around the world. More >>

A Plea For Govt To Lead Consolidation Of Ferry Terminals

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 12:17 pm | Trans Tasman

The NZ Shipping Federation says the time is ripe to build new ferry terminals in Wellington and Picton. Ferry operators Bluebridge and Interislander now have separate terminals in each port. New consolidated terminals could work like airport terminals, ... More >>

Industries Feel Under Siege As Prospect Of Labour-Led Firms

Monday, 28 August 2017, 11:58 am | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - The divide between regional and urban politics is being thrown into ever sharpening contrast as the election campaign unfolds. Agricultural industries and rural communities feel under siege in the looming election. More >>

Who Would Be Transport Minister In A Labour-Led Coalition?

Monday, 31 July 2017, 11:45 am | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - The question of who would be Transport Minister in a Labour-led Govt is of some importance to the sector given the polls show the election outcome is resting on a knife edge. More >>

HortNZ says Best Horticultural Land Not For Housing

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 12:35 pm | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - Horticulture NZ fears NZ's best market gardening land may be buried under houses as subdivisions expand around Auckland, resulting in reduced vegetable supplies at higher prices. More >>

Trans Tasman's Political Pulse: Ports Rationalisation

Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 3:03 pm | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - The decades old debate over whether there is a need for centralised decision making over rationalising NZ’s ports is back in focus again as the sector contemplates the possibility of wasting large amounts of money on capital. More >>

Transport Goliaths Grow Bigger

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 2:11 pm | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - Consolidation within the trucking industry is nothing new and the trend is continuing. Transport operators are confronted with an expectation freight volumes will grow by 48% by 2042 and the sector has been consolidating as ... More >>

Trump Clouds Climate Change Policy,NZ Steers Middle Path

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 4:29 pm | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - The Govt says the decision by Donald Trump to pull the US out of the Paris agreement will have no influence on its commitment to the treaty or climate change policy. More >>

Oh, No! Boris Could Become UK's Next PM

Monday, 12 June 2017, 2:16 pm | Trans Tasman

Oh, No! Boris Could Become UK's Next PM And Join Trump On World Stage More >>

Peter Hughes Cements Reputation As Public Service Superman

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 10:09 am | Trans Tasman

This is the 8th annual review of NZ's Government Departments by the Trans Tasman Editors and Senior Writers and a high profile Independent Board of Advisers.* More >>

Remaining TPP Members Must Not Miss The Bus On China

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 11:48 am | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - After US President Donald Trump withdrew the US from the TPP trade deal, the other 11 countries pursuing it decided to forge ahead on their own. But an editorial in The Main Report Business Alert says it is another Superpower ... More >>

Trans Tasman's Political Pulse - 25 May, 2017

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 11:26 am | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - You wouldn’t know it reading local newspapers, but NZ is on an economic roll, which puts it in the fast lane toward more than a decade of uninterrupted growth. More >>

 

 

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