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Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The interesting ways New Zealanders voted in 2017

By   /  October 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Economics, Editor's Picks, Elections, Evening Report, Landowners, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The interesting ways New Zealanders voted in 2017

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The interesting ways New Zealanders voted in 2017 Dr Bryce Edwards. The final New Zealand general election results for 2017 are in. And although the media and public focus has swiftly turned to coalition building and negotiations, it’s worth looking at some of the more interesting results […]

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OPINION: Older persons key players in global development agenda – Shamshad Akhtar

By   /  October 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Asia Pacific, Economics, Editor's Picks, Environment, Evening Report, Geopolitics, Global, Global Warming, MIL NZ OSI, Pacific Region, Pacific,, Sustainability, UNESCAP  /  Comments Off on OPINION: Older persons key players in global development agenda – Shamshad Akhtar

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Pacific islands Forum Countries. Image source: Forumsec.org. OPINION: Older persons key players in global development agenda By Shamshad Akhtar As the proportion of the older persons across the Asia-Pacific region increases exponentially, we must seek out new and innovative approaches to turn this demographic trend into an opportunity to be harnessed […]

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Keith Rankin Analysis: New Zealand’s Cyclical Growth Contractions

By   /  September 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Economics, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Indepth, Keith Rankin, Lead, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on Keith Rankin Analysis: New Zealand’s Cyclical Growth Contractions

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Keith Rankin Analysis: New Zealand’s Cyclical Growth Contractions Eight Down. In 1939, Joseph Schumpeter published his magnum opus, Business Cycles. He emphasised three growth cycles, Kitchin (about every three years), Juglar (about every decade) and Kondratiev (about five decades). Of interest to us at present is the Juglar Cycle, with its […]

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Keith Rankin: New Zealand Net Immigration from 1921

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Economics, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Immigration, Indepth, Keith Rankin, Lead, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on Keith Rankin: New Zealand Net Immigration from 1921

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Analysis by Keith Rankin: New Zealand Net Immigration from 1921 This month’s chart shows the only factual measure of net immigration: total arrivals in New Zealand minus total departures. It measures annual net passenger flows as a percent of resident population, using monthly data. The most recent figure, for the year […]

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New Zealand Economy: Treasury Releases Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update 2017

By   /  August 23, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, economic, Economics, Economy, Finance, Financial policy, FinancialReporting, FinancialStatements, Government, GovernmentFinances, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Treasury  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Economy: Treasury Releases Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update 2017

Source: New Zealand Treasury Headline: New Zealand Economy: Treasury Releases Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update 2017 The Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update (PREFU) 2017 includes the Treasury’s overall economic forecasts and forecast financial statements of the government. The Update includes the implications of government financial decisions and other information relevant to the fiscal and economic […]

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New Zealand Economy: Treasury Fiscal Strategy Model

By   /  August 23, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, economic, Economics, Economy, Finance, Financial policy, FinancialReporting, Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Treasury, NZ Politics  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Economy: Treasury Fiscal Strategy Model

Source: New Zealand Treasury Headline: New Zealand Economy: Treasury Fiscal Strategy Model The Fiscal Strategy Model (FSM) projects the financial performance and the financial position of the government over a medium-term horizon and is published with the latest Economic and Fiscal Update. Fiscal Strategy Model Projections The principal purpose of the FSM is to produce […]

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Keith Rankin: Letter to Labour about Income Tax

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Economics, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, General Election 2017, Keith Rankin, Letters to the Editor, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Open letter, Opinion, Revenue, Tax Policy  /  Comments Off on Keith Rankin: Letter to Labour about Income Tax

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Economist Keith Rankin argues that if Labour is elected as the lead party of Government then it should embark on a brave “twenty-first century income tax” reform package. Letter to Labour about Income Tax – By Keith Rankin. As the fog clears, three options emerge for the 2017-2020 government: ·         conservative: National […]

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Keith Rankin Analysis: What’s happened to Labour Productivity?

By   /  July 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Economics, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Keith Rankin, Lead, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on Keith Rankin Analysis: What’s happened to Labour Productivity?

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Keith Rankin Analysis: What’s happened to Labour Productivity? Productivity plummets despite high annual growth. Graph copyright 2017, Keith Rankin. Labour productivity is an important economic concept, that should equate to living standards. It is rising labour productivity that makes it possible to remunerate people with rising incomes. Productivity, by definition, is economic […]

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Keith Rankin’s Chart of the Month: Budget 2017: New Zealand’s ‘Universal’ Basic Income up to $195 per week

By   /  May 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Budget, Business, Economics, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Keith Rankin, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Keith Rankin’s Chart of the Month: Budget 2017: New Zealand’s ‘Universal’ Basic Income up to $195 per week

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Keith Rankin’s Chart of the Month – Budget 2017: New Zealand’s ‘Universal’ Basic Income up to $195 per week. Increase in unconditional Public Equity Benefit. Chart by Keith Rankin. The big unnoticed story of last Thursday’s Budget is the increase in New Zealand’s quasi Universal Basic Income (UBI), from just under $175 […]

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Keith Rankin Analysis: Historical Population of the United Kingdom: 43 to 2013

By   /  March 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Economics, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Indepth, Keith Rankin, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on Keith Rankin Analysis: Historical Population of the United Kingdom: 43 to 2013

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Chart of the Month: UK-population (copyright Keith Rankin, 2017). Analysis by Keith Rankin. The demography of the United Kingdom, the tangata whenua of Ngāti Pakeha, is of interest to all of us. I caught this chart (from chartsbin.com/view/28k), but it uses the wrong scale, as far too many of our published […]

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From failure, opportunity beckons.

By   /  January 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, 36th Parallel Assessments, Analysis Assessment, Analysis-Reportage, Asia Pacific, Economics, Evening Report, External Powers, Foreign Affairs, Intelligence, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Paul G Buchanan, Peoples Republic of China, Region, Security, TPPA, Trend Forecasting, United States of America  /  Comments Off on From failure, opportunity beckons.

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Analysis syndicated by 36th Parallel Assessments – Headline: From failure, opportunity beckons. The Trump administration’s decision to withdraw the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, a multinational trade and investment accord involving eleven Pacific Rim countries other than the US, is seen as a blow to hopes for a freer flow of goods and […]

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TPP Still On? No Way: Is Bill English’s Plan B for TPPA a political own goal?

By   /  January 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Economics, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Lead, Legal issues, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Pacific Region, Pacific,, TPP, TPPA  /  Comments Off on TPP Still On? No Way: Is Bill English’s Plan B for TPPA a political own goal?

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. Image: US Trade. Source: Professor Jane Kelsey Prime Minister Bill English has suggested a TPPA without the USA could still be alive. Bill English’s Plan B for TPPA a political ‘own goal’ in election year ‘The idea from Prime Minister Bill English that New Zealand and […]

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Despite Trump, 2017 should be another top year for global wind

By   /  January 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Post-truth politics, Refugees, renewable energy, Renewables, Reports, wind power  /  Comments Off on Despite Trump, 2017 should be another top year for global wind

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz President-elect Dinald Trump … “bunch of climate-denying billionaires [named] as his key cabinet nominees”. Image: 21stCentTech ANALYSIS: By Steve Sawyer Looking back at 2016, it’s easier to come up with a list of bad things that happened than good: Brexit, Trump and the rise of post-truth politics; the […]

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HSBC accused of being ‘dirty banker’ financing palm oil forest destruction

By   /  January 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Business, deforestation, Economics, Environment, Environmental activism, Evening Report, Featured, GreenPeace, Greenpeace NZ, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Palm Oil, PMC Reportage, Rainforests, Reports  /  Comments Off on HSBC accused of being ‘dirty banker’ financing palm oil forest destruction

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz This undercover footage by Greenpeace shows bulldozers destroying Indonesian rainforest. HSBC, one of the biggest banks in the world, is accused of lending millions to palm oil companies in the Salim group, which is claimed to be behind this destruction. British-based group HSBC, Europe’s largest bank, has been […]

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Biman Prasad: COP23 presidency — facing the gravity of the task for Fiji

By   /  January 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, COP23, Cyclone Winston, Development, Economics, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Innovation, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Oceans, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Science-Technology, Small Island States, Sustainability, Technology, United Nations  /  Comments Off on Biman Prasad: COP23 presidency — facing the gravity of the task for Fiji

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The narrativeIt is noteworthy that there was no communications or consultations nationally, regionally or internationally as Fiji lobbied to get the presidency for COP23 in Marrakech. Even our fellow members of the Pacific and SIDS (Small Islands Developing States) were caught unaware. A robust consultation nationally would have […]

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Keith Rankin’s Chart for this Month: Immigration by Gender from 1979 to 2016

By   /  November 30, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Economics, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Keith Rankin, Lead, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on Keith Rankin’s Chart for this Month: Immigration by Gender from 1979 to 2016

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Feminisation of New Zealand? Economic analysis by Keith Rankin. Feminisation of New Zealand? From 1979 to 1999, male and female net immigration were roughly on par; 11,000 males and 21,000 females over those 21 years. (Gross immigration was of course much more; these low net figures reflect high levels of emigration […]

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Climate change hits low-lying islands in Bougainville

By   /  November 10, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Climate adaptation, Climate Change, Economics, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Food security, Global, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Security, Sustainability, Technology, Youth  /  Comments Off on Climate change hits low-lying islands in Bougainville

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz ‘The continuous call for relief aid for the people of Nissan has fallen on deaf ears’…Conrad Willy, Nehan community government member. Image: UNDP At least two children in the Nissan islands have been injured, falling off trees in desperate search for food, as climate change takes its toll on […]

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Jane Kelsey: Key concedes TPPA is dead for now, needs to withdraw implementing legislation

By   /  November 10, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Economics, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, Opinion, Politics, Professor Jane Kelsey, TPP, TPPA, Trans Pacific Partnership  /  Comments Off on Jane Kelsey: Key concedes TPPA is dead for now, needs to withdraw implementing legislation

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. Image: US Trade. Opinion by University of Auckland law Professor Jane Kelsey Professor Jane Kelsey Professor Jane Kelsey. While opponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will welcome its likely demise, we would prefer our governments had rejected the deal as bad for their peoples. Instead, it […]

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Keith Rankin’s Chart for this Month: Populating the Shadows

By   /  October 28, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Economics, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Indepth, Keith Rankin, Lead, MIL NZ OSI  /  Comments Off on Keith Rankin’s Chart for this Month: Populating the Shadows

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Meet the Invisibles. Analysis by Keith Rankin. From 1986 until the beginning of 2016, Statistics New Zealand, through the Household Labour Force Survey, collected data on people “not in the labour force, by main activity”. These data considerably understate these “main activities”, because many people whose main activity is neither employment […]

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