As we reach the close of the third quarter of 2020, the latest statistics on the New Zealand economy give us a picture of the depth of the recession in the first half of the year, with the domestic economy contracting 12.2% in the June quarter. GDP is the topic of the month, and while the contracting economy is no surprise with the strict lockdown measures, NZ’s performance is perhaps a little better than expected when compared with The Treasury’s Budget forecasts back in May (green line in graph below left). The September Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update expects GDP to rebound in the next quarter.
Te Waka Economic Radar 2 October 2020
Originair Increases Services
Originair is about to introduce a further Jetstream 32 aircraft to its fleet allowing increased services. Commencing Monday May 3rd, the airline will overnight an aircraft and crew in Hamilton allowing it to offer an early morning departure direct to Palmerston North and on to Nelson.
Waikato ranked top 60 in the world for research that impacts economic growth and reducing inequality
The University of Waikato has been ranked in the top 60 universities in the world for research that supports economic growth and reducing inequality, as measured against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Te Waka Economic Radar April 2021
As we finish up the first quarter of 2021, the latest statistics on the Waikato and New Zealand economy continue to provide a stronger picture than many would have predicted during the lockdown period of COVID-19.
New partnership with Wintec and Toi Ohomai a win for massage therapists wanting to upskill
High demand for practitioners with a Level 6 massage qualification has resulted in a collaboration between Wintec and Toi Ohomai, which has doubled enrolment by putting learners at the centre.
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