New Zealand predictions for 2021

Read 15 predictions about New Zealand in 2021, a year that will see this country experience significant change in its politics, economics, technology, culture, and environment. It’s your future, discover what you’re in for.

International relations predictions for New Zealand in 2021

International relations predictions to impact New Zealand in 2021 include:

  • New Zealand hosts the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum this year, with leaders from 21 countries and economies converging on Auckland, including the US, Russia, China, and Japan.1

Politics predictions for New Zealand in 2021

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Government predictions for New Zealand in 2021

Government related predictions to impact New Zealand in 2021 include:

  • New Zealand implements roadside, police-administered drug testing this year. Police are given the power to run random roadside saliva testing.1
  • By July 1 of this year, private landlords must comply with the government's 'healthy home' standards to improve the state of their rental properties.1

Economy predictions for New Zealand in 2021

Economy related predictions to impact New Zealand in 2021 include:

  • The minimum wage in New Zealand goes up to to $20 this year, up from $16.50 in 2018.1

Technology predictions for New Zealand in 2021

Technology related predictions to impact New Zealand in 2021 include:

Culture predictions for New Zealand in 2021

Culture related predictions to impact New Zealand in 2021 include:

  • This year, the New Zealand government achieves its aim to have 50 percent female representation on state sector boards and committees.1
  • Government target of 50 per cent women on state sector boards and committees by 2021.Vote on this forecast

Defense predictions for in 2021

Defense related predictions to impact New Zealand in 2021 include:

Infrastructure predictions for New Zealand in 2021

Infrastructure related predictions to impact New Zealand in 2021 include:

  • The cross-harbor cycle and walkway, previously known as Skypath, begins construction this year in Auckland with a budget of $360 million.1
  • Air New Zealand starts flying its Boeing 777 fleet from April of this year.1

Environment predictions for New Zealand in 2021

Environment related predictions to impact New Zealand in 2021 include:

  • Ecogas, a sustainable energy-production company, starts processing food scraps - which was around half the weight of Auckland's average rubbish bin - collected from the city's households and will turn it into biogas and liquid bio-fertilizer.1

Science predictions for New Zealand in 2021

Science related predictions to impact New Zealand in 2021 include:

Health predictions for New Zealand in 2021

Health related predictions to impact New Zealand in 2021 include:

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January 7, 2022. Last updated January 7, 2020.

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