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GDP growth eases slightly – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Gross domestic product: March 2018 quarter

By   /  June 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Asia Pacific, Business, Economic Statistics, Economics, GDP, Government Statistics, Gross Domestic Product, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Pacific,, Statistics  /  Comments Off on GDP growth eases slightly – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Gross domestic product: March 2018 quarter

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions GDP growth eases slightly – 21 June 2018 Gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.5 percent in the March 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today. This followed a 0.6 percent increase in the December 2017 quarter. Growth in service industries more than offset a fall in construction activity. “The service industries continue to show […]

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Stats NZ Information Release: Information and communication technology supply survey: 2017

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Asia Pacific, Business, Computer Technology, Economic Statistics, Economics, ICT, Information and Communication Technology, Information Technology, Internet Technology, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Pacific,, Statistics, Technology Sector  /  Comments Off on Stats NZ Information Release: Information and communication technology supply survey: 2017

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Information and communication technology supply survey: 2017 Key facts: The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Supply Survey measures the sale of goods and services from businesses associated with ICT industries. In 2017, the survey was reduced in size and coverage to cover the sales of software and services, excluding ICT goods and communication […]

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Driving the future – AUT launches NZ’s first electric bus

By   /  March 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Economics, Electric buses, Engineering, Environment, Evening Report, Green energy, Green policies, Innovation, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Science-Technology, Transport  /  Comments Off on Driving the future – AUT launches NZ’s first electric bus

AUT News video By Lucy Handford New Zealand’s first fully battery powered electric bus hit the road today, thanks to a joint initiative by Tranzit Group, EECA (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority) and Auckland University of Technology. The 35-seater bus became part of AUT’s fleet, servicing the university’s North-City Campus and South-City Campus bus routes. […]

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New Timor treaty will finally set borders to resolve oil, gas row

By   /  March 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bayu-Undan, Development, Economics, Evening Report, Featured, Gas fields, Greater Sunrise, Human Rights, Indigenous, international law, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Oil fields, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Self Determination, Sustainability, Timor Gap, Timor Sea, Timor Sea Treaty, Timor-Leste  /  Comments Off on New Timor treaty will finally set borders to resolve oil, gas row

ANALYSIS: By Tom Clarke Timor-Leste and Australia has signed a maritime boundary agreement at the UN headquarters in New York today, putting their long-running border dispute to rest. Although the finer details of the treaty remained under wraps, all reports suggest that the Timorese will secure their permanent maritime boundaries and a fairer share of […]

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Accidents expose lax safety hitting Indonesia’s infrastructure projects

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, Accidents, Airport train, Airports, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Development, Economics, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesia, Infrastructure, Joko Widodo, Labour, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reports, Socio-Economics, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Technology, Waskita Karya  /  Comments Off on Accidents expose lax safety hitting Indonesia’s infrastructure projects

By Sarah Yuniarni in Jakarta A recent string of accidents in major construction projects in Indonesia has raised concerns of lax safety standards as President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo pushes on with his ambitious infrastructure drive. Last week, a retaining wall at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport near Jakarta collapsed and crushed a passing car, killing one man […]

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Michael Powles: ‘Recolonising’ the Pacific would stir security backlash

By   /  January 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Climate, Cook Islands, Defence, Development, Economics, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Foreign Policy, Global, Indigenous, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Policy, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Palau-Belau, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Samoa, Security, Tuvalu  /  Comments Off on Michael Powles: ‘Recolonising’ the Pacific would stir security backlash

Australian Foreign Policy White Paper … “Opportunity, Security, Strength” but a step too far for New Zealand. Image: Aust govt ANALYSIS: By Michael Powles with Anna Powles Australia’s recent Foreign Policy White Paper says that Australia’s approach in the region will focus on “helping to integrate Pacific countries in the Australian and New Zealand economies […]

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Indonesia prone to cyber attacks up to the 2025, says digital expert

By   /  January 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Anonymous, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Business, cyber security, cyber-attacks, Development, Digital activism, Digital Media, Economics, Evening Report, Featured, hacking, Indonesia, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on Indonesia prone to cyber attacks up to the 2025, says digital expert

Anonymous Indonesia … cybersecurity in the country is regarded as being “in its infancy”. Image: Tech In Asia Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Indonesia is predicted to be prone to cyber attacks from this year until 2025, says a media communication and technology consultant. A.T. Kearney’s media communication and technology researcher Germaine Hoe Yen Yi says […]

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PNG’s opposition blasts O’Neill over ‘fake budget, fake revenues’

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Budget, Economics, Economy, Evening Report, Featured, Finance, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Socio-Economics, Treasury  /  Comments Off on PNG’s opposition blasts O’Neill over ‘fake budget, fake revenues’

A tale of two newspapers … contrasting front page views of the Papua New Guinea Budget. Image: Screenshot/The Pacific Newsroom Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Papua New Guinea’s opposition has declared it will fight a good fight to expose and oppose what it describes the 2018 state money plan as a “fake budget”, reports the PNG […]

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Keith Rankin Analysis: Chart for this Month: The Public Debt League

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Economics, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Keith Rankin, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Economy, NZ Politics, Pacific Region, Public Debt  /  Comments Off on Keith Rankin Analysis: Chart for this Month: The Public Debt League

Chart for this Month: The Public Debt League – Analysis by Keith Rankin. Is this New Zealand’s biggest problem? (Graph by Keith Rankin.) The new government claims to have solutions to our many social and economic problems. Yet it persists with the view that reducing public debt takes priority over any of these problems. Seems to […]

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