https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news/213249/eight_col_84412906_m.jpg?1572547963 Covid-19 has done little to dampen investment in New Zealand startups. About a quarter of investment in startups was directed toward “deep tech” companies, which develop new products based on scientific research, and firms that sell subscription software. Photo: 123rf A report from the business advisory firm, PwC, shows angel investment in the six months to June was down by just 5 percent on the year earlier, with $33.6 million pumped into fledgling firms. A total of 41 deals were completed over the period, compared with 43 last year, with most of money coming from offshore investors. About a quarter of the money was directed toward “deep tech” companies, which develop new products based on scientific research, and firms that sell subscription software. PwC partner Anand Reddy said startup investment had held up relatively well during the pandemic because most people took a long-term view of angel investment and ...

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https://www.beehive.govt.nz/sites/default/files/2017-11/beehive-red-og_0.png Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated President-elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their victory in the US Presidential election. “The relationship between our two countries is strong, and I look forward to developing even closer relations with the incoming Biden Administration,” Jacinda Ardern said. “As Vice President, Joe Biden was a close friend of New Zealand and visited here in 2016, the most senior US politician to do so since President Bill Clinton attended APEC in 1999. “New Zealand will continue to work side-by-side with the United States on the issues that matter to both of us, including the prosperity, security, and sustainability in the Indo-Pacific and Pacific Island regions. “The campaign by the President-elect has also shown the shared interests we have in addressing global challenges like Covid-19 and climate change. “There are many challenges in front of the international community right now, the message of unity ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/busting-the-no-ball-myth-kapil-d.jpg   Source:Cricketcountry Data is the most potent tool available to researchers. Unfortunately, data can also be dangerous, since most of us tend to believe whatever is thrust on our faces. Thus, if one wants to establish credentials of his heroes, what better way is there than to make up random data and use the power of the internet to misguide innocent readers? Fact-checking, whether due to lack of resources or intent, doesn t come naturally to the casual reader, and you cannot blame them: who has the time? One of the pieces doing rounds on the internet is a list of five bowlers who have never bowled a no-ball in their lives . Lance Gibbs, Dennis Lillee, Imran Khan, Kapil Dev, and Ian Botham were all outstanding bowlers. They are all former cricketers. So why not add another shade to their image, misinforming the audience that they had never bowled a no-ball in their careers? ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/110476/eight_col_063_1228846278.jpg?1601757913 White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, who has frequently appeared at public events without wearing a mask, has been diagnosed with Covid-19, media in the US are reporting. Mark Meadows, left, watches as US President Donald Trump walks off Marine One while arriving at Walter Reed Medical Centre in Bethesda, Maryland last month. Photo: AFP It was not immediately clear when or how he was infected. Meadows regularly accompanied US President Donald Trump on the final frenzied days of the campaign rallies leading up to the presidential election on Tuesday (US time). Bloomberg correspondent Jennifer Jacobs reported that four other White House aides also have Covid-19 and there was an effort within the White House to keep Meadows’ diagnosis a secret. NEWS: Along with Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows, at least FOUR other White House aides currently have coronavirus, per sources. Pains were taken to keep Meadows’ ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/112379/eight_col_fish.jpg?1604526646 Falling salmon prices, slow sales and poor catches are expected to almost halve Sanford’s annual profit. Photo: 123rf The seafood company predicted a net profit of $22.4 million for the year ended in September, a 46 percent decrease on 2019. Revenue was expected to be down by about 14 percent on last year to $469m, because disruptions caused by Covid-19 had reduced demand. “The result this year is disappointing, and our markets continue to be challenging and difficult to predict because of the evolving Covid-19 situation,” the company said in a statement to the stock market. In August, Sanford moved to close its Tauranga factory with the loss of 66 jobs, because of lower processing volumes. The company said its fourth quarter performance was hindered by poor catches of Patagonian toothfish and lower prices for salmon, which would pressure future prices. “Despite this, our cash collection remained satisfactory through ...

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https://www.beehive.govt.nz/sites/default/files/2017-11/beehive-red-og_0.png “I am saddened to hear of the recent passing of former New Zealand International Film Festival director Bill Gosden and would like to acknowledge the outstanding contribution he made to the film community and culture during his long career,” Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni said. “Bill had an excellent eye for cinema, a passion for the content he brought to New Zealand audiences and created a vital platform for diverse and engaging stories and story-tellers. “Not only was Bill highly respected on the international circuit, he was a champion for New Zealand films and contributed to raising the global reputation of New Zealand filmmaking and audiences. “I extend my condolences to his whānau and friends. His loss will be felt throughout the cultural industry.” Source link ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/107081/eight_col_Prof_Michael_Baker_-_HighRes.jpg?1596848366 New Zealand’s ‘one-size-fits-all’ quarantine system for arriving travellers needs to be changed, says an epidemiologist. Otago University Professor Michael Baker says the quarantine system needs to respond better to the risks posed by different travellers. Photo: University of Otago Wellington / Luke Pilkinton-Ching​ Otago University Professor of public health Michael Baker said New Zealand should switch to a risk-based system. People travelling from countries that had eliminated the virus, such as the Pacific, might not need a lengthy quarantine, Baker said. Travellers from high risk areas, such as the UK or US, might need further measures before their 14-day stay in managed isolation in New Zealand. “We need an additional step before those travellers get on flights to New Zealand,” Baker said. “It might be a brief period in home quarantine and the need to have a negative test – just some steps to reduce the proportion of these ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news/69105/eight_col_te_rau_aroha_karamea_insley.jpg?1463798948 New Zealand’s export market has been “well-positioned” to ensure Māori unemployment doesn’t get much worse, a Māori trade organisation has said. Chris Karamea-Insley. Photo: Supplied The Māori unemployment rate has risen from 6.6 percent in June to 8.8 percent in September and remains double the overall unemployment rate. Chairman of Māori trade organisationTe Taumata, Chris Karamea-Insley said unemployment for Māori was highest in the tourism and forestry sectors, while other big employers of Māori such as agriculture and fisheries “are doing okay.” He said the re-election of a Labour government has put New Zealand’s economy in a good position. “As long as we’ve got some continuity and strong leadership in our government in terms of doing all the heavy-lifting in terms of supporting our business, but also doing the work internationally to ensure that we can be at the front of the cue in terms of getting our products ...

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https://www.beehive.govt.nz/sites/default/files/2017-11/beehive-red-og_0.png Employees in female-dominated occupations now have a clearer pathway to pay equity, with changes to New Zealand’s Equal Pay Act coming into force today, says Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Michael Wood, and Minister for Women Jan Tinetti.                                                        Currently, there are more than 86,000 New Zealanders progressing 15 pay equity claims in education, health and the public sector. In the last term of Government, 23,600 employees have received a pay equity settlement. Pay Equity settlements have seen up to 30 per cent pay increases for claimants. “The Equal Pay Amendment Act passed unanimously in July, creating an accessible process to work through pay equity claims. This is one of the biggest gains for gender equity in the workplace since the Equal Pay ...

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