Foundations for the Future is the title Finance Minister Grant Robertson has given his first budget.
It’s far from clear that the Government’s dairy industry review announced this week will really get to grips with the sector’s opportunities and challenges, let alone recommend legislative and policy change that will help it with its next great phase of development.
Columnist Rod Oram sifted through a fresh and local report on what Artificial Intelligence might mean for New Zealand. He found we're behind the curve and not ready either for the risks or the opportunities.
Rod Oram reviews the Productivity Commission's landmark report on moving to a carbon-neutral economy. He finds a wealth of insight on the task ahead, but no analysis of what happens if we fail or what a radical disruption might look like.
Rod Oram systematically dismantles the economic and environmental claims New Zealand's gas sector makes as it doubles down on on its promises that it can help cut carbon emissions.
“As a scientist I’ve never had so much reason to be nervous; and as a scientist I’ve never had so much reason to be hopeful.”
Rod Oram looks at a new report on the economic benefits of taking climate change action and finds plenty of reasons for taking action earlier rather than later.
From Whangarei down to Invercargill this week Fonterra’s farmer-shareholders went looking for answers from their co-op’s directors. Its mediocre performance, stagnant dividend and share price, large write-down in China, erosion of equity, and their desire to change boardroom culture and leadership were top of their questions.
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.
Rod Oram looks at the challenges for New Zealand's red meat farmers in a world where plant-based meat imitations are already being rolled out through US fast foot chains and lab-grown meat is five to 10 years away from mass production.