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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.
As some parts of the country batten down the hatches for some wild weather over the weekend, our Week That Was features Toa, the orphan orca, vaccine ads from around the world and the 196-foot deep pool in Dubai.
It's not The Week That Was without lots of COVID coverage, and this week is no different. This week it's supplemented with a guide for "finfluencers", Facebook being shutdown in Germany and a giant 3D cat in Tokyo. Enjoy the read.
With the Winter Solstice behind us and the days getting longer, we’re optimistically looking forward to spring and summer. In the interim, enjoy our take on the past seven days.
Dr Jon Johansson's, Acumen's Group Account Director – Government Relations, analysis of the Climate Change Commission’s Final Advice to Government.