Aaron Drever confirmed he was considering a deal to buy the brand

Buyer mulls Nosh acquisition

Fri 22 Sep 2

Grocery chain’s receivers report unsecured claims totalling $2.3 million.

The FMA alleges Paul Bublitz and his co-defendants deliberately misled investors in the finance companies

Bublitz loses bid to throw out FMA case

Fri 22 Sep

Judge says Bublitz can be compensated later if he is acquitted. 

Infometrics economist Mieke Welvaert says the pick-up in departures that has seen annual net migration make only “marginal gains”

Stay-at-home Kiwis starting to head away

New Zealand gained 72,100 new people in the year to August but migration trends are on the move.

Voters queue at a booth near a Britomart railway station exit in the Auckland CBD

Early votes hit the million mark

Fri 22 Sep 52

One in three have cast an advance ballot.

Veritas owns the Mad Butcher chain

Auditor declines opinion on Veritas accounts

Fri 22 Sep 1

Annual report reveals first tranche of bank debt falls due in eight days.  

Rear View: the best of NBR week ending September 22

Fri 22 Sep

Simon Dallow issues his pre-election warning, as well as looking back at the best NBR had on offer the week before decison 2017.

Stuff revenue on the slide, ASX update reveals

Fri 22 Sep

Not so much of the right Stuff in the 2018 financial year year-to-date revenue.

The way Andrew Little gracefully stepped aside demonstrated both his party loyalty and lack of vainglory (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

The yeah, nah election

Fri 22 Sep 13

Labour is offering the style of radical change and the substance of little change: National is doing the opposite.

The prime minister will have the opportunity to take the stick to dangerous monstrosities that were allowed to grow

Time to vote for change

Opinion: Only one prime ministerial candidate has the vision, values, plan and competence for transformational economic and social change.

MinterEllisonRuddWatts partner Stacey Shortall says more women in senior law roles "talking about [being working mothers] more openly"

Are we there yet? Women lawyers may well ask

The Law Society is plugging a gender diversity and inclusion charter to resolve a lack of women in the profession’s higher ranks. NBR View's Susan Wood talks to lawyer Stacey Shortall on potential solutions.

Inquest: Perspectives on the political week

Fri 22 Sep

NBR’s political commentators – Michelle Boag, Josie Pagani, Rob Hosking and Jason Walls – discuss the election campaign highs and lows and what it is most likely to be remembered for.

Professor Andrew Geddis says "No one has 'the first crack' at forming a government"

Only one rule will matter in post-election brawl

After a week of misleading statements from Bill English and Winston Peters, an Otago academic lays down the law over the rules of MMP negotiations.

NZ Oil & Gas director Duncan Saville is much smarter than a bowl of muesli

Knowledge is power in NZOG takeover

Hunter's Corner: Rival bids for the oil and gas company expose an intriguing information imbalance.

A lot closer than a month ago but maybe no cigar
Chief executive Martin Dillon told shareholders getting CFDA approval in China had been a long process
Powerhouse chairman Russell Yardley says the transaction demonstrates the substantial value of Invert Robotics
A Fletcher crane in the Commercial Bay project (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)
Economist Shamubeel Eaqub says "tax is love"
To me, it felt like being inside a brilliant VR version of The Sims, but still way too artificial for me to shop naturally
BizDojo founder Nick Shewring says there's still too much stigma around mental health issues

Editor's pick


Housing strategist Leonie Freeman says “Let’s be clear. This is categorically about more than just talking" (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

Pitiful new home numbers sign of ‘deeply troubling performance failure’


“It’s time to stop talking and actually get on with building houses," says Leonie Freeman.

Banking & Finance

(Photo: Jason Walls)

Reserve Bank revamps rules for bank outsourcing to avoid failures


The Reserve Bank's revised policy tightens the rules to ensure the banks continue to function in the event of failure.


Puff and over-protective editorial admirers surround Jacinda Ardern (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

Polls, punditry and puffery

Media Watch: The election campaign has focused on the Labour Party’s earnest new leader and her soaring chances against Bill English.