Day: 24 August 2021

NZ Extends lockdown but small businesses seem content

Put your own mask on first! Ironically like the distant memory of a pre-flight briefing! That was the message from Jimi Hunt on a national webinar hosted by BusinessNZ Network. And it was a strong and important message. You’re the ‘most important’, you need to look after your own mental health first. You’re of no help to others …

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Uni Melb partners with YBF to power innovation with a co-working tech hub

University of Melbourne partners with YBF to power co-working tech hub within its new innovation precinct, Melbourne Connect – opening in November 2021. The University of Melbourne has launched Australia’s newest innovation precinct and is proud to announce a partnership with tech hub experts YBF to power a new co-working space that will operate within Melbourne Connect. …

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