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Australia And New Zealand Are Signing Up For An International Tax On The Tech Giants — But Will It Be Enough?

Wednesday, 14 July 2021, 9:26 am | The Conversation

Australia, New Zealand and many other countries are losing hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue each year by not adequately taxing the profits of digital giants doing business in their jurisdictions. More >>

Four In Five New Zealanders Plan To Get Vaccinated, But Many People Want More Information About Vaccine Safety

Wednesday, 14 July 2021, 9:18 am | The Conversation

Associate health minister Ayesha Verrall receives the Pfizer vaccine. Lynn Grieveson - Newsroom/Newsroom via Getty Images More >>

We probably can’t eliminate COVID in Australia forever. As we vaccinate, we should move to a more sustainable strategy

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 11:29 am | The Conversation

We should move rapidly to reduce fear, improve vaccination rates, improve treatments and reduce complications as we do with other diseases we can't eliminate or fully protect against. More >>

Lawyers challenge New Zealand's proposed emissions budgets as inconsistent with the 1.5 goal

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 11:27 am | The Conversation

Consider Ireland. Like New Zealand, it has high agricultural emissions and a poor climate track record so far, but it has adopted much stronger targets to cut emissions by 51% between 2018 and 2030. More >>

Separatist or radically inclusive? What He Puapua report really says on Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 11:25 am | The Conversation

Contrary to some claims, He Puapua is not a 'plan' and it doesn't advocate for 'separatism'. Rather, it invites us to imagine more inclusive political and constitutional arrangements. More >>

Has the door finally opened for Samoa's first female prime minister, after weeks of constitutional crisis?

Monday, 28 June 2021, 3:27 pm | The Conversation

Samoa's Supreme Court has had a bet each way to resolve the country's election stalemate, but the odds are still on a new prime minister within the week. More >>

Online learning has changed the way students work — we need to change definitions of ‘cheating’ too

Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 10:16 am | The Conversation

Recent allegations of cheating by university students in online exams suggest the students are adapting faster than the education system itself – and that should change. More >>

New Zealand approves Pfizer vaccine for young people from 12 to 15, but they'll have to wait their turn

Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 10:13 am | The Conversation

New Zealand's approval of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for 12-15 year olds will bring the number of people eligible for the jab to 85% of the population, raising the chance of reaching collective immunity. More >>

New Zealand is overdue for an open and honest debate about 21st-century trade relations

Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 10:46 am | The Conversation

More countries, including a post-Brexit UK, are looking at joining the CPTPP free trade agreement. But the secrecy around negotiations makes serious analysis virtually impossible. More >>

A year after New Zealand's first COVID-19 lockdown, discrimination and racism are on the rise

Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 10:42 am | The Conversation

About half of New Zealand's Māori, Pasifika and Asian populations reported experiencing more racism and discrimination since the COVID-19 pandemic, compared to about a third of European New Zealanders. More >>

Climate explained: is natural gas really cheaper than renewable electricity?

Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 10:39 am | The Conversation

Natural gas may still be cheaper than electricity in some cases, but the price of gas is likely to rise if New Zealand follows the Climate Change Commission's advice to shift to electrification. More >>

NZ's second 'Well-being Budget' must deliver for the families that sacrificed most during the pandemic

Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 10:36 am | The Conversation

The economic and emotional impact of COVID-19 has not been shared equally. Now is the time to start rebalancing that burden. More >>

How China has been transforming international education to become a leading host of students

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 10:03 am | The Conversation

Once seen as mainly as a source of international students, China has for a decade been strategically repositioning itself as a provider of international education. More >>

Despite major conservation efforts, populations of New Zealand's iconic kiwi are more vulnerable than people realise

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 10:01 am | The Conversation

Kiwi are often moved between fragmented populations to limit inbreeding, but without sufficient genetic screening, this risks doing more harm than good. More >>

Flights have resumed between New Zealand and NSW, but the temporary travel pause may not be the last

Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 10:45 am | The Conversation

The trans-Tasman travel bubble has come to a temporary regional halt three times now, highlighting the challenges in tracking the risk of an outbreak across jurisdictions with different systems. More >>

The outlook for coral reefs remains grim unless we cut emissions fast — new research

Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 10:41 am | The Conversation

A study of 183 coral reefs worldwide quantified the impacts of ocean warming and acidification on reef growth rates. Even under the lowest emissions scenarios, the future of reefs is not bright. More >>

Why Now Would Be A Good Time For The Reserve Bank Of New Zealand To Publish Stress Test Results For Individual Banks

Monday, 10 May 2021, 10:42 am | The Conversation

Set against the backdrop of an economy healing from 2020’s annus horribilis , this week’s Financial Stability Report (FSR) from the Reserve Bank (RBNZ) was cautiously reassuring: the country’s financial system is sound, though vulnerabilities remain. More >>

India COVID Crisis: Four Reasons It Will Derail The World Economy

Monday, 3 May 2021, 4:32 pm | The Conversation

India is the fifth largest economy in the world. Deepak Choudhary/Unsplash Uma S Kambhampati , University of Reading More >>

The Pacific Went A Year Without COVID. Now, It’s All Under Threat

Monday, 3 May 2021, 4:29 pm | The Conversation

For most of the last year, the Pacific Islands have been remarkably isolated from the devastating effects of the COVID crisis. By walling themselves off early from the outside world, most Pacific nations remain completely COVID free. More >>

Could The COVID Vaccines Affect Your Period? We Don’t Know Yet — But There’s No Cause For Concern

Monday, 3 May 2021, 4:15 pm | The Conversation

Over recent weeks, news reports have indicated some women are experiencing irregularities in their menstrual cycles after receiving a COVID vaccine. More >>