Investing for Prosperity

A new study undertaken by global network Kea claims that encouraging expatriate New Zealanders to invest in their home country is the best way to “achieve improved prosperity.” The research was based on interviews with around 500 New Zealanders who live overseas. It found that that around 15 per cent of New Zealanders who are based abroad are “strongly motivated” to invest in a New Zealand company, while 72.8 per cent are also keen to help mentor or manage a New Zealand small-to-medium enterprise. CEO and co-founder of Kea Sir Stephen Tindall said: “This research demonstrates that significant increases in investment, and improved connections with global networks, can be achieved from New Zealanders living overseas who remain committed to New Zealand despite their temporary or even permanent residence in another country.”


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Haiti Journalist Bernard Diederich a Man of Truth

Haiti Journalist Bernard Diederich a Man of Truth

Christchurch-born Bernard “Bernie” Diederich, a long-time journalist in the Caribbean region who braved dictators and disasters, has died in his adopted homeland of Haiti, The Associated Press reports for a story published…