Xi Jinping’s reappointment as Chinese president with no term limits has raised a number of questions. What’s driven the move, should we be afraid, and what are the obstacles in the way of the newly-anointed “People’s Leader”? Sam Sachdeva reports.
National MP and former Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced he will step down from politics. His resignation is significant because unlike colleagues Bill English and Steven Joyce who have also stepped down this year, Coleman is an electorate MP meaning his resignation will trigger a by-election.
Chairman John Wilson and CEO Theo Spierings have been the double act governing Fonterra since 2012. Following Spierings' resignation, Bernard Hickey assesses their legacy as no great success, but also no great failure. It could have been worse, or so much better.
Rod Oram looks closely in his weekly column at Fonterra's losses in China. He is unconvinced by Fonterra's confidence it can turn around Beingmate and thinks the Cooperative needs a change of chairman and culture.
The head of the swamped Human Rights Review Tribunal has described proposed measures to ease its workload as “repugnant” and “constitutionally improper”.
In today's email, we covered the surprise announcement that Theo Spierings will resign as Fonterra CEO after almost half a billion of losses, the fight brewing between Shane Jones and Air New Zealand and the moral hazards inherent in EQC's new plans that leave its disaster fund unfilled.
Shane Jones has been rebuked for his attacks on Air New Zealand’s board of directors, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying calling for their resignations was “a step too far”.
Two of the country’s big four banks say proposed legislation to prevent foreign companies from gaming our tax system could inadvertently criminalise bank directors, Thomas Coughlan reports
A proliferation of reviews, inquiries, and independent panels have been launched by the new government. Victoria University’s Dr Bryce Edwards argues this government is in danger of being struck down by “review-itis”, and this isn’t good for democracy.
The Government will raise EQC coverage by 50 percent, but has yet to top up the National Disaster fund. Taxpayers will be footing the bill if there is another disaster within the next decade. Thomas Coughlan reports.
A Labour bill that has been languishing for more than a decade will finally be resuscitated. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
In today's subscriber email we caught up with the latest news in politics and the economy.
The first real-world tests of 5G mobile technology in New Zealand have begun on the streets of Wellington. However, there are still a number of hurdles - both technological and bureaucratic - to overcome before consumer access becomes a reality.
In this morning's email we compared the stance of the Prime Minister on the proposed Russia FTA with that of her foreign minister.