Weekly Digest – 11 June 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward.

NZ-Victoria Travel Bubble Suspension Extended

New Zealand’s travel pause with Victoria will be extended until at least 7:59 pm on 10 June. However, New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, and those with humanitarian exemptions and critical workers who got stranded in Victoria will be allowed to fly back from 9 June.

Those boarding these flights will be required to carry evidence of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test conducted no more than 72 hours before departure.

Pfizer to Deliver 1 Million Vaccine Doses in July

Pfizer has confirmed the delivery of 1 million doses of its vaccine to New Zealand in July, nearly doubling the total number of doses delivered so far to 1.9 million. This number of doses is enough to vaccinate a quarter of all eligible New Zealanders 16 years old and above.

Government to Invest $20 Million to Support Four Māori Boarding Schools

The government committed in 2020 to invest in Māori boarding schools to develop facilities and create a modern learning environment for students. The three Maori boarding schools in Hawke’s Bay will receive over $20 million to address property issues and maintain their operations. This is part of over a $1 billion Budget package aimed at elevating Māori aspirations in education, employment, housing, and health.

NZTE Releases Insights from 14,000 International Shoppers of F&B Products

New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) has released its latest research involving 14,000 international shoppers of Food & Beverage (F&B) products across Australia, China, Singapore, Japan, the US, and the UK.

The eight attributes that drive consumer purchases are: tasty, affordable, trusted brand, safe product, healthy, fresh, ethical, and on-trend. Although these may sound obvious, these are valuable insights that you can take into consideration when you market, package, and develop your channels.


4 Ways to Avoid Burnout and Stay Productive

With people working from home now more than ever because of the pandemic, the stresses from mixing work and home life seem to contribute to burnout. This Forbes article teaches how to find the healthy balance so you won’t get overwhelmed and still keep up with your responsibilities.

Below is an overview of the ways to avoid burnout and deal with your tasks effectively:

  • Take regular breaks– Your mind and body need sufficient rest and refueling throughout the day to perform at their best. So take the time to rejuvenate until you feel ready to get back to your tasks.
  • Organise your time– Have some sort of routine to follow. Some people also work when they feel motivated and step away when they find it difficult to focus.
  • Set up a dedicated workspace– Create an optimised workspace that encourages efficiency and free from distractions.
  • Analyse your priorities– Spend your time wisely. The reason some people experience burnout is that they don’t prioritise and focus on doing the wrong things.

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