Mainzeal In Receivership

New Zealand’s 3rd largest construction firm has been placed into receivership. Mainzeal is interesting because it is part of Richard Yan’s Richina Group. Over at the NBR, the comments state the obvious : sub-contractors and…

The Vanishing Labour Market

…in New Zealand we have one political party talking about subsidising manufacturing and the other political party talking about how lazy the unemployed are.   It makes me a sad panda. – Matt Nolan One reason…

Charting Our Unemployment Crisis

Key Points: Unemployment is at a 13 year high of 7.3% Our recovery from the global financial crisis is pathetic. Our annual GDP growth rate is a national disgrace. Labour costs have increased almost 40%…