Redefining the NZ Brand – Ideas for 29 September 2013 on Radio New Zealand – Featuring among others, Malcolm Wright

This is a timely debate. “Ideas takes a look at how New Zealand presents itself to the world and asks, has the time come for a re-think of our brand? Historian Richard Wolfe talks to Jeremy Rose about New Zealand’s earliest efforts to promote itself to the world; and Chris Laidlaw talks to Massey University […]

The Advantages of a High NZ Dollar – Two Opposing Views – 26 Febuary 2013

Here is Keys view from todays session on TV3 (see here). You have to agree.  If the the value of our dollar was low then we would all be walking. Alternatively, one wonders how some companies are doing well versus those that don’t. For example, Fisher and Paykel Healthcare and Air New Zealand are doing […]

Quantitative Easing (QE)? Why? No thanks Russel.

Russel Norman is promoting QE in New Zealand as a way to improve our economy.  I am not sure why, as it is a radicle strategy with some serious risks: 1. Wikipedia: A nice simple summary. 2. Washington Post: QE3: What is quantitative easing? And will it help the economy? It is used when things are […]