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A year or so out from the 2023 General Election, Acumen’s Government Relations team shares some historical political observations that have relevance today and what this could mean for the election result.
The budget is the ultimate coming together of politics and the economy. It cannot easily be separated from its political context, and contexts change. When the Minister of Finance began preparations for this budget late last year his government’s political and economic contexts were very different.
Part two of Acumen Group Account Director - Government Relations, Jon Johansson's analysis of the 2022 Acumen Edelman Trust Barometer results.
Part one of Acumen Group Account Director - Government Relations, Jon Johansson's analysis of the 2022 Acumen Edelman Trust Barometer results.
This week the Labour Government has attempted a reset to regain the political initiative. That was the setting for the tri-partite announcement about Social Insurance.
Victoria Spackman has been appointed as a director of the Acumen Trust Board and the Acumen New Zealand Board.
Read Dr Jon Johansson's, Acumen's Group Account Director – Government Relations, analysis of the Emission Reduction Plan.
Last week the Government released "Te kawe i te haepapa para, Taking responsibility for our waste, Proposals for a new waste strategy" from the Minister for the Environment, more simply known as the "Waste Strategy".
Another week closer to daylight saving and we shine a light on Level 4, Facebook glasses, emissions, and NZ On Air's "Where our audiences are".
As the outbreak of the Delta variant and the associated lockdown continues across New Zealand, we hope you are all safe and well. Here's some good news for you to enjoy as we move into the weekend and the week beyond.
There’s enough doom and gloom around Aotearoa this week, so we won’t spend too much time on the lockdown and virus conversation. We’ll leave the up-to-the-minute updates to the Prime Minister and Director General of Health.
As the year rolls into the eighth month our Week That Was starts with Olympic Gold and ends at the top of the Great Pyramid of Giza. In between, we traverse malaria, TikTok, Ineos and sand.