The Conversation

The view from the outside

David Skilling is an economic analyst/observer/commentator on small economies. I’ve spent a lot of time talking to him over the years and highly rate his

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‘Click-ready’ projects?

The government has allocated NZ$3 billion to ‘shovel-ready’ infrastructure projects. What would a click-ready project look like? How many billions are set aside for them?

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Game on New Zealand…

There used to be a view that videogames were a waste of time and effort that were corrupting the nations youth and leading them down

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Dark Sky tourism potential

Tourism is going to change in the future. COVID-19 has already proven this as New Zealand’s tourism industry has been hard hit by the pandemic,

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Med-tech opportunity

This article showcases an excellent opportunity for the future of New Zealand; a place for future investments in the healthcare industry based in an isolated

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Remote working opportunities?

This article on Stuff highlights the advantages of not having to physically present in an office. Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Miro, and other online tools have

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Tourism scenarios

As the old say going ‘prediction is difficult especially when it involves the future’. Right now we are in the hands of the virus. This

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‘Local tourists’

There is a certain irony when we used to visit places in our country and complain about the ‘tourists’ because in that instance we were

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Increasing productivity

BNZ economist Paul Conway says the overarching objective of rebuilding the economy in the wake of COVID-19 must be to improve productivity and ensure the

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Businesses see opportunity

From this article published in Stuff: “[Callaghan Innovation’s] survey of 775 businesses showed nearly 60 per cent thought the pandemic provided the possibility to accelerate

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Digitalisation and growth

Rapid digitalisation is emerging as the tonic for a depressed economy. Businesses who had previously deployed system-wide digital integration including eCommerce, automated communications, cloud-based software

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The Fourth Great Unlock

An unlock is the discovery of an accelerant for a brand, product, or service invisible in plain sight. In this blog author Scott Galloway outlines

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