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A governança das empresas tem de mudar

”O fato é que, mesmo sem a covid-19, já existiriam várias outras questões importantes na sociedade a exigir soluções para as quais as grandes corporações devem colaborar. Todas elas baseadas na exigência de salvarmos o planeta e de sermos mais solidários com o próximo” Apropagação descontrolada do coronavírus está provocando…

Why is New Zealand so progressive?

New Zealanders like to see themselves as practical, coping with anything thrown at them, with good life-skills and a co-operative “can-do” spirit. “Evening everyone, thought I would jump online and just check in with everyone as we all prepare to hunker down for a few weeks,” said the New Zealand…

Coronavirus: University creates face shields for medical centres

To see the videos visit https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/121589589/coronavirus-university-creates-face-shields-for-medical-centres Personal protective equipment (PPE) is in high demand around the world due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A Victoria University academic has helped produce more than 700 face shields for medical centre staffers to use during the Covid-19 pandemic. Associate Professor at the School of…

Could a free-money-for-all scheme catch on here?

Pope Francis wants it; so does Mark Zuckerberg, Gareth Morgan and Bishop Desmond Tutu. To listen to or access audio https://www.rnz.co.nz/programmes/the-detail/story/2018746923/could-a-free-money-for-all-scheme-catch-on-here Morgan describes it as a revolution of the tax and social welfare system. It’s called the Universal Basic Income, also known as the citizens’ income or basic living stipend…

Post Covid-19, it’ll be life but not as we know it

To see the video visit https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/121411577/post-covid19-itll-be-life-but-not-as-we-know-it Parties, hugs, food and culture were all gone in a matter of hours after March 23. For many, seeing crowds, bars and parties on a TV show might already spur a sense of nostalgia – what will normal look like in a post-coronavirus world?…

Government revises Alert Level 2 rules – Expert Reaction

The New Zealand Government has today revised the rules of COVID-19 Alert Level 2. Gatherings can increase to 100 people from midday on Friday, 29 May. The announcement comes 18 days after the initial guidelines were announced. Cabinet will meet to assess the impact of these changes in two weeks, on…

Remote justice? Criminal proceedings in a pandemic

Yvette Tinsley and Nessa Lynch argue that during this time, the way technology is used in the courts requires careful thought to ensure processes are used that are respectful of fair trial rights and the need for open and transparent justice. The criminal courts were in limited operation during Levels 4 and 3,…

Coronavirus: Covid-19 vaccine ‘long way’ off, NZ could be bottom of list

New Zealanders are being warned they could be among the last citizens in the world to get the coronavirus vaccine, as scientists scramble to develop a homegrown candidate. Experts have told Stuff that under most scenarios it will be a “long way” before a vaccine makes it to New Zealand shores, with…

Rich and poor don’t recover equally from epidemics. Rebuilding fairly will be a global challenge

Since the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, disaster recovery plans are almost always framed with aspirational plans to “build back better”. It’s a fine sentiment – we all want to build better societies and economies. But, as the Cheshire Cat tells Alice when she is lost, where we ought to go depends…

Planning for climate change amid the pandemic recovery

Since the first case of Covid-19 was found in New Zealand on 28th February we have all had to change our way of life. These Wellington images and video portray some of that journey. The traffic stopped, birds sang, and people stayed home – was the coronavirus lockdown a climate-fighting miracle? For…

What do we want to leave for our children?

Now is our chance to examine nature on our own urban doorstep, and to think ahead to what kind of nature we want to encourage and bequeath to our children, write James Beattie and Bruce Clarkson Across the globe, millions of people have been interacting with nature on their doorstep,…