Entries by tim.mccready

Budget 2020: Business leaders say which way the Government got it right (NZ Herald)

Business leaders have welcomed the cornerstone of the Government’s “once in a generation” Budget – the unprecedented $50 billion Covid-19 Response and Recovery Fund – rating it at 3.75/5 on an effectiveness scale. The 52 respondents to the Herald’s business leaders post-Budget survey were asked to rate some big spending initiatives – such as the […]

Auckland Volcanoes

The past month, while in lockdown for Covid-19, has been one of the busiest work-wise for me in a while. But I have also found time to finish a project four years in the making – editing/assembling the photos I’ve taken over the past four-years of every Auckland volcano, ordered by latitude: from north to […]

Auckland’s infrastructure projects must go on: Phil Goff Q&A (NZ INC.)

Auckland’s infrastructure projects must go on: Phil Goff Q&A Phil Goff speaks with Tim McCready about the impact of Covid-19 on Auckland’s infrastructure plans. In February this year, Auckland Council was focused on the challenges ahead of a city enjoying relentless growth: building transport infrastructure to relieve traffic congestion, coping with the highest ever level […]

Pandemic pivots: The best of NZ business showing resilience in the face of adversity (The Spinoff)

Pandemic pivots: The best of NZ business showing resilience in the face of adversity Non-essential business has taken a hit over the past month, but innovative New Zealand companies are finding the silver lining. Restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 lockdown have caused some businesses to consider closing up shop for good. While some have taken […]

Miles Hurrell: Fonterra weathering the storm (NZ INC.)

Miles Hurrell: Fonterra weathering the storm Miles Hurrell, chief executive of Fonterra, gave a Q&A through the Trans-Tasman Business Circle on resilient leadership in challenging times. Tim McCready gives an overview of what was discussed. Fonterra started to become aware of the escalating Covid-19 situation in China in January, says chief executive Miles Hurrell. Fonterra […]

Central-local urban growth partnerships needed for Covid-19 response (NZ INC.)

Central-local urban growth partnerships needed for Covid-19 response Infrastructure NZ’s Paul Blair tells Tim McCready that infrastructure investment and construction will play a major role in New Zealand’s economic recovery programme – but central and local government collaboration is required to make it happen. Infrastructure NZ – New Zealand’s peak infrastructure body representing 140 public and private […]