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ATEPS2020: Rachel Tauleilei’s Speech

APEC BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL  ADDRESS TO AUCKLAND TRADE AND ECONOMIC POLICY SCHOOL SESSION TWO: THE NEW TRADE ENVIRONMENT: IMPLICATIONS FOR AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND   FRIDAY 4 DECEMBER 2020  RACHEL TAULELEI ABAC NZ and CEO, KONO   ‘THE NEW TRADE ENVIRONMENT THROUGH...

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Carrie Stoddart: Speech to ATEPS2020

Deconstructing the patriarchy through the habitual practice of radical inclusion in international trade Prepared for Auckland Trade and Economic Policy School. Text republished from OpinioNative. Gender and Trade Panel University of Auckland Saturday 5 December...

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ATEPS Keynote: Hon Damien O’Connor

Speech to Auckland Trade and Economic Policy School HON DAMIEN O'CONNOR Trade and Export Growth Delivered at the University of Auckland, 4 December 2020 Thank you for the opportunity to speak today. I want to recognise the hard work of the University of Auckland’s...

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Green bonds a small step in a dual crisis

Dr Ryan Jones and Dr Tom Baker ask if ‘green bonds’ can save us from economic and climate collapse Covid-19 has combined with climate change to create a dual crisis that demands extraordinary financial solutions. Governments around the world, including ours in...

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Virtual hosting of APEC a bold move

By Rob Scollay - What New Zealand must do to play virtual host to APEC next year is something perhaps never attempted before. The rewards could be big.  Virtual hosting of 2021 APEC: a rewarding challenge for NZ New Zealand’s confirmation that it will proceed with...

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Covid-19 and clickbait

By Anne Salmond - Michael Woodhouse still can't provide evidence of his apocryphal 'homeless man' staying for free in quarantine.  Dame Anne Salmond argues the Opposition and media need to be better in throwing around such claims. It is now 12 days since the...

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Colonial feel to Māori media plan

Crown options for Māori media have a colonial “feel and smell” to them, writes the University of Auckland's Dr Claire Charters  Are the Government’s Options for Māori Media unconstitutional, contrary to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, international Indigenous peoples’ rights...

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Imagining a different world and making it happen

How we come out of this crisis will depend on how well we are able to imagine new futures, and turn those visions into reality. In this first part of a two-part series on vision-making, Jess Berentson-Shaw looks at what sets apart an effective vision that can lead...

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A vision for workplaces that work for all of us

After the lockdown, it is now clear to many that "work" has been conceptualised and operationalised in a way that excludes many people and causes avoidable stress. So how do we deconstruct those ideas? asks Jess Berentson-Shaw This week public servants in...

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Take care with tech used to fight Covid

A type of artificial intelligence is being used to research Covid-19, but the experts behind it must consider the social implications of their work - and participation from diverse voices Machine learning is a kind of artificial intelligence where algorithms are...

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NZ’s ugly inequities laid bare

Being in lockdown revealed, worsened or even created inequities that we now must address, writes Dr Karen V. Fernandez And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and...

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Burning with rage – America’s been here before

By Jennifer Frost - Systemic white violence against black Americans is alive and well, and it's white violence that sustains white supremacy Current scenes from the United States are both familiar and shocking. George Floyd’s life being brutally snuffed out by...

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