8 things that mattered this week
In this morning's email we look into how Ardern has attempted to cover the blind spot over Russia opened up by Winston Peters.
In today's email we discussed the evolution of protein sources away from milk and meat, New Zealand's woeful productivity and the delay to replacing our maritime surveillance aircraft.
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.
In this morning's email we look into the potential costs of Fonterra's Beingmate investment, and of New Zealand's greenhouse gas trajectory.
In this morning's email we led with the news that the forced closure of an Auckland education provider could pose a serious threat to the export education industry.
This morning's email focused on how Fonterra's efforts to break into China have led to it facing the possibility of writing off a $1 billion investment.
Rod Oram has followed a trail of bad management decisions and poor governance to discover why Fonterra is staring down the barrel of a massive writedown on its investment in Beingmate. He raises questions about the role of Fonterra's auditor, PwC, and a stifled culture of debate on its board.
Rod Oram argues in his weekly column that there's never been a better time to build a high productivity and high wage economy, but there's also a risk the current good times will allow complacency to lock in New Zealand's bad habits.
1. Jacinda on her first 100 days