Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully

Has $30m Saudi lawsuit allegation just sunk McCully’s career?

Fri 29 May 8

The potential $30m lawsuit was allegedly dropped 12 months before minister wrote cabinet paper.

OPINION: Sir Bob Jones – Putting the Record Straight

Sir Bob Jones talks about his ejection from an Air New Zealand flight on NBR Radio and on demand via MyNBR Radio.

Bill English (Chris Keall)

NBR Radio Special: Bill English

WEEKEND REVIEW

Finance Minister Bill English joins political editor Rob Hosking and reporter Nathan Smith in NBR Radio’s studio, to discuss Budget 2015 and the reaction to it on NBR Radio and on demand via MyNBR Radio.

Grandegoldens website

FMA red flags another forex broker

Fri 29 May

Grandegoldens removed from FSPR two months after ASIC warning.

Former Tuanz director Chris O’Connell

Taxpayer funding extension of Vodafone’s network, 2degrees says

As the second wave of rural broadband funding goes up for grabs – taking total spend on the rural rollout to more than half a billion – a fight breaks out over accountability, plus fees for sharing cell towers | Adams releases new RBI uptake figure.

 

Chris Keall talks about rural broadband on NBR Radio, and on demand on MyNBR Radio.

CPA Australia takes defamation case against rival accounting body NZICA

Fri 29 May

The case is set down for a seven-day trial in the Wellington High Court starting July 7.

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare chief executive Michael Daniell

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare shares jump 6% on record results

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare shares rose more than 6% after the company beat its own earning forecast.

 

Jenny Ruth talks about Fisher & Paykel Healthcare on NBR Radio, and on demand on MyNBR Radio.

Maurice Williamson

Readers render verdict on ACT’s rebuff of Williamson

Fri 29 May

Was the approach by "crazy old uncle" Don Brash an offer ACT should have refused?

Employers and Manufacturers Association (Northern) chief executive Kim Campbell (Rob Hosking)

Auckland business damns a ‘perfect storm’ of red tape – and English signals change

Claims RMA, land transport and local government legislation are WOMADS – Weapons of Mass Administrative Delay – and eroding economic growth.

 

Rob Hosking breaks down the political and economic week that was on NBR Radio, and on demand on MyNBR Radio.

NBR Radio: Political & Economic week that was

Join Rob Hosking as he wraps up the week in politics and economics on NBR Radio and on demand via MyNBR Radio.

NZ Football president Mark Aspden

NZ Football to vote against Blatter

Fri 29 May

The decision comes following allegations of corruption and bribery worth more than $US100 million.

Auckland-based music website trader guilty of fraud, ordered to pay $91K

Fri 29 May

Also cops home detention, internet ban.

John Key

Left-wing budget brings Douglas/Richardson era to a close

WEEKEND REVIEW

Even better for today’s National strategists, Labour – under its fourth hapless leader in a row – appears to have embraced it.

Peter Whittall

Why bureaucrats shut down Pike River case

WEEKEND REVIEW

There was no causative link between Mr Whittall’s alleged offending and the explosions in the mine.

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