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Month: September 2022

Transport & Logistics

How NZ rail safety regulator is addressing the risk of climate change

New Zealand’s rail safety regulator, Waka Kotahi, is taking strides to improve the country’s rail safety performance, in light of growing environmental pressures on the track and overhead infrastructure. Excessive heat, flood damage, and decreased soil stability following storm erosion – all exacerbated by global warming – have been linked to track failures; while wind…

21 Sep 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

The outlook for TiO2

Three black swan events in as many years have meant a tumultuous period for titanium dioxide (TiO2), but the industry may be heading for calmer waters, according to mineral sands expert, Reg Adams. COVID-19, China’s economic downturn, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine may have rocked the boat, but the industry will ultimately see a…

20 Sep 2022, by Amy Sarcevic


How to channel more medical graduates into primary healthcare

A decade ago, half of all medical graduates expressed an intention to enter primary healthcare, but in recent years this figure has plummeted to just 15 percent. With an already struggling workforce, this shortfall represents a major crisis, according to Dr Konrad Kangru of the RACGP – a speaker at this year’s National Health Workforce…

13 Sep 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance


Banks should reimburse consumers for APP losses says Consumer Action Law Centre Chief Gerard Brody

Authorised push payments (APP) - a type of scam where people are tricked into transferring money to fraudsters – is reaching epidemic proportions around the world. In the United Kingdom, APP fraud losses grew 71 percent in the first half of 2021; and have climbed a further 40 percent this year to GBP 474,000 (GBP…

8 Sep 2022, by Amy Sarcevic



How digital health can relieve our healthcare workforce crisis

Despite a range of new measures to tackle Australia’s health workforce crisis – including free education and the lifting of migration caps - the sector is facing an uphill struggle in the recruitment and retention of staff. While the country’s health workforce may have grown in recent years, the surging demand for health services –…

6 Sep 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Light rail is coming to Auckland

With its growing population and road use, Auckland was recently recognised as the most congested city in Australasia, and the 112th most congested city in the world. Over the last four years, weekly motorway trips in the city have grown by 10 percent, with single occupancy vehicles representing 67 percent of morning traffic to the…

1 Sep 2022, by Amy Sarcevic