Former Tuanz director Chris O’Connell

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

Fri 29 May

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.

True Detective star Colin Farrell

Sky TV sends another A-list HBO show express to Neon

Wed 27 May

Another surprisingly front-foot move.

2degrees CEO Stewart Sherriff with erstwhile Snap owner Mark Petrie. The 34-year-old now owns 2.46% of 2degrees and heads its fixed-line business (Chris Keall)

2degrees narrows loss, reveals new customer number

Tue 26 May 2

Analysts see a number of positives; Paul Budde takes off his Grim Reaper hood | Mark Petrie stake revealed.

First NZ Capital analyst Arie Dekker

Sky TV grabs rights to 2018, 2022 World Cup soccer rights

Tue 26 May 4

Follows multi-year rugby, HBO and Disney deals.

MyRepublic managing director Vaughan Baker

Global Mode: MyRepublic throws in the towel

Tue 26 May 5

"We don't give in to threats," ISP's boss told NBR as Sky TV, TVNZ, MediaWorks and Spark threatened legal action.