Controversial changes to the rules governing overseas investment will soon take effect after being passed by Parliament this week. Businesses now need to consider how to best work with the new rules. Andrew Petersen and Glenn Shewan from Bell Gully take a look how the new regime may affect commercial transactions.
A panel at a big infrastructure conference in Auckland has blasted authorities for being all talk and no action over desperately-needed housing and transport fixes
Phil Twyford says he will draw up what he calls an action plan with the beleaguered construction industry to address its deep-rooted problems, Thomas Coughlan reports.
Iwi leaders have rejected the government’s plans for a new Māori working group on fresh water management. BusinessDesk's Gavin Evans reports.
BlueScope Steel-owned NZ Steel is being undercut by Malaysian products dumped in the local market, says the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
The acting chief executive for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Carolyn Tremain, has been confirmed as the permanent replacement for David Smol, who left the position more than a year ago.
The government is hinting it will lift the $25 a tonne upper limit on the price of a New Zealand Unit of carbon dioxide in the Emissions Trading Scheme, in an announcement following hard on a doubling of funding for government tree-planting. Pattrick Smellie reports.
The Government’s part-ownership of three of the country’s biggest electricity generators makes it a major beneficiary of the over-pricing in the retailer power market, industry executives and regulators heard on Thursday. Gavin Evans reports.
Grant Robertson tried to bridge the gap between a pessimistic business community and Labour’s unpopular industrial relations policies with his Future of Work forum, Thomas Coughlan reports.
West Coasters are fighting hard to continue allowing mining on the Conservation Estate. Gavin Evans looks at what's at stake economically in a contest pitting regional development against the Labour-Green plan for a ban.