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
Wintec to deliver new nursing and health programmes in Thames and Ōtorohanga
Wintec will deliver Enrolled Nursing and Certificate of Health and Wellbeing programmes in Thames and Ōtorohanga in 2021.
Honorary Fellowship for Waikato Health expert
Ross Lawrenson, Professor of Population Health at the University of Waikato, has been awarded Honorary Fellowship of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.
Indigenous designer revitalises Māori design through community collaboration
Indigenous designer Jade Kake of Whangārei, treated Hamilton audiences with a kōrero (talk) recently as part of the School of Media Arts’ Ramp Talks at Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa Marae, Wintec.
Engineering students set to shine
The annual Waikato Engineering Design Show kicks off this week (21-23 October), with students from the University of Waikato’s School of Engineering showcasing their research and design projects to the public.
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