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

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

Fri 29 May 11

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.

National MP Chester Borrows (Rob Hosking)

Govt MP blasts 'dickhead' health and safety policies

Thu 30 Apr 14

Health and safety “dickhead bureaucrats” have come under fire from a government MP at a select committee.

'We need to put some limits on how much we micro-regulate people's lives'

Govt may split RMA into two - eventually

Mon 13 Apr 4

Nick Smith also slammed council officials for wanting to “micro-regulate” people’s lives.

Chapman Tripp partner Roger Wallis

Will tech companies follow Orion Health’s guidance policy?

Wed 25 Feb

The initial public offer pipeline is expected to keep pumping.

Avante MD Steve Darling (left) with PM John Key in Beijing last March

Auckland infant formula supplier shut down

Mon 9 Feb

Strict Chinese import regulations scuttle Avante International.

VMob chief executive Scott Bradley

FMA still seeking clarification from VMob

Thu 29 Jan

FMA confirms it is not looking into insider trading specifically.


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