Arria chief executive Sharon Daniels said “The growth in market awareness and interest in NLG has further supported Arria’s progress.”

Arria still aiming for NZX

Fri 20 Jul 29

Software company tells shareholders a compliance listing is planned for fourth quarter.  

Fletcher had unexpectedly struck steel in the foundations of the Majestic Centre.

Fletcher wins Majestic Centre dispute against Kiwi Property

Fri 20 Jul

Earthquake strengthening of Wellington's tallest building was more difficult than expected. 

Bloom Energy founder KR Sridhar talks up the company but why the NZ Super Fund ploughed in $150m is puzzling.

It’s tough being a venture capital investor

Analysis: How the culture of the venture capital sector adds to the risks for institutions like the Super Fund. 

Human Rights Commission chief legal adviser Janet Anderson-Bidois says her organisation may intervene.

Human Rights Commission mulls stepping into free speech legal spat

Fri 20 Jul 4

Date set for hearing over case involving right wing activists and freedom of speech.

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi says new legislation will give the FMA more teeth.

New law will address life insurance churn problems: Faafoi

Fri 20 Jul 4

The minister says it’s the FMA’s decision whether to name names. Watch Grant Walker's interview with Kris Faafoi.

Federated Farmers vice-president Andrew Hoggard says “If you’ve got differing rules in different locations or different way things are done it can make it difficult."

Federated Farmers disappointed at lack of consultation on RMA guidelines

Andrew Hoggard says farmers should not be penalised for honest mistakes.

Commissioner Stephen Gale says Christchurch Airport's targeted returns on some services do not seem reasonable.

ComCom concerned Christchurch Airport will make too much profit on regulated services

Thu 19 Jul 2

The competition watchdog has released its draft report into the airport’s pricing,

Engineer Mark Le Messurier says "We hope to start [exploration] in 18 months’ time."

Oceana deal offers lease of life for West Coast gold

Thu 19 Jul 1

 Australian mining engineer takes on challenge of Blackwater mine.  

 Transparency International chairwoman Suzanne Snively says the NZX should ensure a larger proportion of transactions are made on-market.

Corruption watchdog slams NZX for lack of transparency

Transparency International puts off-market trading in the spotlight again. However NZX says it's looking to change the rules.

Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters has been careful in his response.
AMP New Zealand managing director Blair Vernon says his company is one of the top two in the FMA study.
CBL managing director Peter Harris was also a director of collapsed Multicorp Insurance.
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says while the government is lifting the minimum wage, it is also deeply invested in helping SMEs.
Aaron Drever didn't show up to defend the case against him.
Financial Markets Authority director of regulation Liam Mason says he may name the three companies earmarked for regulatory action later.

Property

Andrew King and Kate Day agree renting rules need to change.

The two sides of the rental market debate

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Investors and tenants argue over rental standards. Watch Property Investors' Federation's Andrew King and Renters United's Kate Day's interview with Grant Walker.

Banking & Finance

Academic Michael Littlewood thinks there needs to be more oversight into what default providers are doing.

Academics wade into KiwiSaver default fund debacle

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"Importantly, the system could be fixed" – Susan St John.