TPP protester (Photo: Nathan Smith)

An open letter to TPP protester


If a guy approaches asking you to sign something, punch him in the throat. He's your enemy.

Grant Walker

NBR Radio Business Week in Review


The Business Week in Review, compiled by Grant Walker, is a quick-fire wrap of NBR Radio's top stories, interviews and analysis from the past five days.

Collector’s conundrum: to appreciate one’s whisky or allow it to appreciate?

Whisky’s a go-go as an appreciating asset


It’s “very, very unusual” for single malts to do anything but increase in value. With special audio feature.

PayPal joins Netflix in fight against unblockers

Sun 7 Feb 4

Online payment processing company confirms it’s pulled the plug on several sites that let New Zealanders access usually geo-blocked offshore services — but as with the Netflix "crackdown," there's an easy workaround.

Seven fallacies about managing virtual/remote teams


What we see with many organisations making this shift is that they don’t prepare for it.

Matt McCarten

Extreme left completes takeover of Labour

At least a third of Labour MPs are appalled by the sharp shift to the left. With special audio feature.

University of Auckland Faculty of Education Social Work Associate Professor Liz Beddoe

Moral posturing puts paid to argument

The socialists have lost the argument. But that hasn’t bothered them. With special feature audio.

Gardening without weeds


People assume a firm with a tick from the FMA can be trusted, both ethically and commercially. This isn’t always the case.

David Cameron (TV3)

Comment: Britain faces crossroads in 2016


Two polls could see the UK leave the European Union and the Scots again vote on independence.

Bath Street director Andrew Barnes

Double entry book-keeping: the next level


It looks as though certain assets appear on the balance sheets of PGC and Perpetual in ways that cannot both be correct. With special audio feature.

LEXUS GS F TRACK: Dynamically excellent, looks suitably ballsy and retains an air of refinement despite the race-face histrionics

What the ‘F’? Lexus puts some mongrel into its large sedan


It sounds raspy and raucous and aggressive. These, I feel I should point out, are not Lexus attributes. With special audio feature.

MARK ADAMSON: Adamant Fletcher Building has no plans for a breakup

Breaking up is hard to do, so think carefully, Fletcher


Fletcher Building as it is should be a wonderful company but it has been a big disappointment for shareholders, considering the opportunities in front of it. With special audio feature.

Vodafone chief executive Russell Stanners

Vodafone NZ clocks second quarter of growth

Fri 5 Feb 6


Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman

Zespri and T&G's collaborative marketing example for all industry, says Hort NZ

Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman said the Zespri/T&G collaboration illustrates two key aspects identified in the strategy – scale and expertise.