(New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2021-03-15)With borders closed for the foreseeable future New Zealand tourism is facing a loss of substantial revenue from the lack of foreign visitors, who would usually maintain demand for tourism businesses after the end of the peak summer holidays for domestic ...
(New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2020-10-30)A first instinct might be to look to earlier pandemics. There have been several, and they share the characteristic of being health events which originated overseas and impacted on New Zealand. Within living memory, polio outbreaks caused schools to be ...
(New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2020-09-30)The New Zealand agri-food system seems to have performed well through the COVID pandemic and various alert levels. There were some hiccoughs – queues in Level 4 when the number of shoppers was restricted, some panic buying and rationing – but we didn’t ...
(New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 2020-08-30)Dealing with uncertainty and the ‘new times’ that COVID-19 has delivered has been a struggle. The New Zealand (NZ) dairy industry has been one bright spot in this crisis.