IMPERIAL UNITS: Because an engineer failed to use metric units in the coding of a software file, the Mars Climate Orbiter (seen during testing stage) was lost

Seduced by the charms of the luscious Ms Taxdodge


It was a Thursday morning in September 1999 when the Mars Climate Orbiter disappeared. Approaching the Red Planet and manoeuvring for entry into the atmosphere, it lost contact with NASA controllers and vanished – $US327.6 million worth of space junk.

Putting the record straight

The NBR Rich Lister on his ejection from an Air New Zealand flight. PLUS: Special feature audio: Sir Bob unloads on NBR Radio.

John Stewart

NBR Radio: Listen to the week's best stories, free


With broadcasters John Stewart and Grant Walker. The best stories of the week, plus special feature content.

Bill English (Chris Keall)

NBR Radio Special: Bill English


The finance minister joins Rob Hosking and Nathan Smith in NBR Radio’s studio to discuss Budget 2015.

John Key

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

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


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

NZ Football president Mark Aspden

NZ Football takes a brave stand, but Blatter re-elected

Sat 30 May

Fifa boss now faces possible World Cup boycott by European teams, and the withdrawal of A-list sponsors like Visa.

NBR Radio: The Weekend Rumble


Hamish McNicol and Chris Hutching, Jenny Ruth and Nick Grant throw around the week's top stories on NBR Radio and on demand on MyNBR Radio.

Dr Brian Edwards

NBR Radio Special: Dr Brian Edwards on John Campbell, and getting fired


Dr Brian Edwards talks about his experiences in the media on NBR Radio and on demand on MyNBR Radio.

Mega founder Kim Dotcom

Visa inconsistent in its stances on Fifa, Mega

Sat 30 May

Credit card giant must follow through on pressure for change.

LIKEABLE BUT: The XC60 is a transitional model

Volvo XC60 – enormously likeable but better models on the horizon


I now understand the burden of time-travelling science-fiction characters who have seen the future.

Auckland Art Fair director Jennifer Buckley

A new-look Auckland Art Fair for 2016


Auckland Art Fair has teamed up with North Port Events.

David Hood

Book Extract: The Rhetoric and The Reality


David Hood's The Rhetoric and The Reality aims to provoke public debate about our current system of secondary schooling in NZ.

Successful crowdfunding: Yeastie Boys co-founder Stu McKinlay

Early stage company valuation


OPINION: Ralph Shale on equity crowdfund valuations and how investors should approach them.

Tauranga: CBD developments seen likely to revitalise the city centre

Changing consumer habits lead to retail exodus in Tauranga’s CBD


Market analysis by Bayleys Real Estate shows retail occupancy and vacancy levels in the city have moved markedly since 2011.

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