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Productivity Commission’s Report On Frontier Firms: Too Wellington Centric

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 9:18 am | Cities and Regions

The current Productivity Commission report into 'Frontier Firms' – those highly productive, sophisticated and high value export firms - is timely. It outlines an issue we clearly have in New Zealand. The Chair Ganesh Nana says that productivity ... More >>

Time For A Comprehensive Approach To Economic Survival AndRecovery

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 8:09 am | Cities and Regions

Who remembers ‘whac-a-mole’? Before the animal rights people come down on me, it’s an arcade game. You stand beside the machine and little plastic moles pop up at random and you hit them with a soft mallet so that they return to their cave.  ... More >>

Mortgage, Debt And Rent Holidays Will Help Businesses And Employees Survive.

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 12:39 pm | Cities and Regions

Dr David Wilson 30/03/20   I’m reminded of a John Ralston Saul quote: “If economists were doctors, they’d be mired in malpractice suits.” Are you getting a little tired of commentators guessing, sorry “forecasting”, about how ... More >>

The New Not Normal: An Economy On Life Support; How Can We Rebound?

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 10:43 am | Cities and Regions

On Monday we were pleased our daughter was able to “get outta Dodge” (well London) unscathed, we hope. We arrived to the new not normal at the airport to find that parking was free for two hours! (Thank you AKL Airport could we make this the new ... More >>

Business Continuation And Looking For Silver Linings In The Covid19 Cloud

Friday, 20 March 2020, 10:25 am | Cities and Regions

Yesterday I called for a further reduction in the OCR into negative territory to shore up business continuation through medium term debt relief. That’s a broad brush. Today I want to take the importance of business continuation to the next level. ... More >>

Powering up the Regions

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 9:56 am | Cities and Regions

Dr David Wilson has released a report today that calls for a regionally led approach to realise regional potential in New Zealand. He says that for too long regional development has been top-down and centrally driven and that if we are to achieve ... More >>




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