New Zealand’s borders are fully reopening after more than two years

After more than two years, New Zealand is fully reopening its borders and welcoming back all international travelers. The country is reopening on July 31, some three months earlier than previously announced. Earlier this year, New Zealand’s borders were opened to Australians and citizens of 60 places that do not need visas to enter, including … Read more

Asia-Pacific stocks rise in early trade; New Zealand inflation at 32-year high

South Korea stocks led gains in Asia-Pacific markets early on Monday.

Vienna overtakes Auckland as the world’s most livable city

Vienna ranked first in 2018 and 2019, but was overtaken by Auckland, New Zealand, during the pandemic and slipped to 12th place in 2021, according to the Global Liveability Index 2022. Sylvain Sonnet | The Image Bank | Getty Images After two years, Vienna has taken over Auckland as the world’s most livable city, according … Read more

Four-day week? These firms say they’ve nailed the new working model

When Alice Will and her team at Edinburgh-based food and drink marketing agency Lux decided to trial a four-day working week back in January 2020, they chose not to tell clients as a way of testing its effectiveness. “If our clients do not notice, then that’s a huge measure of whether it’s working… none of … Read more

New Zealand to open international borders fully to visitors from end-July

A view of the Auckland International Airport’s arrivals area on April 13, 2022. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday the country will fully reopen its international borders from 11:59 pm on July 31, with cruise ships also welcome back to local ports on the same day. Fiona Goodall | Getty Images News … Read more

Peter Thiel’s New Zealand lodge should be rejected, council planner says

Peter Thiel has properties all over the world but a proposed luxury lodge in New Zealand may not come to fruition. Marco Bello | Getty Images The future of Peter Thiel’s luxury lodge on New Zealand’s South Island hangs in the balance after a senior planner for the local council said the tech billionaire’s development … Read more

4 Atlassian workers share how work-from-anywhere spurred them to move

While some companies continue to debate remote and hybrid work for their teams, others are embracing a more flexible work-from-anywhere approach. Atlassian, an Australia-based software company with employees around the world, introduced its own “Team Anywhere” policy in August 2020, which allows its 7,388 employees to relocate to another city or country where the company … Read more

Australia, NZ concerned as Solomon Islands confirm China security deal

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on March 15, 2022 in Perth, Australia. Paul Kane | Getty Images News | Getty Images Australia and New Zealand expressed concern on Friday about the impact on regional security of military cooperation between China and the Solomon Islands after a draft document outlining proposed cooperation was leaked. The security treaty, … Read more

Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Malaysia, Philippines reopen for travel

Another day – another border reopens. In the past two weeks, a slew of countries announced plans to reopen or relax border restrictions. This includes places that have maintained some of the strictest pandemic-related border controls in the world. The announcements come on the heels of a record-setting period of global infections. According to the … Read more