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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

WEEKEND REVIEW Fri 29 May

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.

Life Sciences Minister George Freeman

Food tax threats from UK minister

Wed 27 May 1

Food companies could be forced to pay a ‘sugar tax’ if they continue to sell unhealthy food, a UK minister has warned.

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler (Rob Hosking)

Reserve Bank warns of risks to financial stability

WEEKEND REVIEW Fri 22 May 17

Gareth Morgan on the key threats to the financial stability of the economy

Gordon Copeland

The property tax crackdown – Gordon Copeland’s revenge

Thu 21 May 4

Twelve years ago, the newly elected Gordon Copeland wrote to then finance minister Michael Cullen with a number of ideas.

New Zealand Initiative research fellow Jason Krupp

Millions lost in tax through poor oversight of charities

Wed 20 May 4

A new report calculates the government foregoes about $104m in fiscal revenue a year at the expense of for-profit arms of big charities.

 

Jason Walls talks about his story on NBR Radio and on demand on MyNBR Radio.

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