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Building a resilient Wellington

Wellington is part of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities project. It’s an ambitious project that aims to help cities prepare for challenges such as earthquakes or floods then bounce back fast when they happen. It’s not only about disasters. There’s also a focus on dealing with the myriad small stresses that can chip away […]

Project Auckland: Mobile data is main priority

If you want fast mobile┬ádata now, move to Silverdale. Spark recently installed one of the world’s first 4.5G sites in the suburb. The tower there can handle about five times as many wireless connections as today’s 4G cellular sites. Data speeds are three, four or even five times faster than you’d see elsewhere. It’s a […]

Mood of the Boardroom: Grant Robertson’s Future of Work

Sixty-nine chief executives responded to an open-ended question as to what they would like to see from the Labour Shadow Finance Minister Grant Robertson in terms of policy. “Continue to constrain public expenditure to core and effective services,” advised Unitec CRO Rick Ede. “Reset taxation and investment incentives to favour productive investment instead of property […]