Finance Minister Grant Robertson says while the government is lifting the minimum wage, it is also deeply invested in helping SMEs.

Finance Minister keeping wary eye on trade war as wage demands ramp up

Wed 18 Jul 4

Grant Robertson promises to work with small businesses as they face paying higher wages. Watch his interview with Grant Walker.

Financial Markets Authority director of regulation Liam Mason says he may name the three companies earmarked for regulatory action later.
Aaron Drever didn't show up to defend the case against him.

Judge finds Drever personally liable for Grocer’s Market mess

Wed 18 Jul 6

Liquidator takes action over former Nosh outlet, which failed five months after trading under a new entity.

Strategic Pay chief executive John McGill says Australia's economy means its chief executives will naturally earn much more than New Zealand's.
Academic Michael Littlewood thinks there needs to be more oversight into what default providers are doing.

Academics wade into KiwiSaver default fund debacle

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

Health Minister David Clark rushed back to say the nurses' strike was an “operational” matter.

How the Coalition made itself look heartless

Opinion: Ministers need to manage issues better.

CBL managing director Peter Harris was also a director of collapsed Multicorp Insurance.

Ghost of 1980s haunts insurer CBL

Wed 18 Jul 8

Archives reveal strife in wake of the crash.  

Auckland University associate professor Stephen Hoadley says the internet effect "cuts both ways."

NZ slips in 'soft power' rankings, France wins (again)

Western Europe's legacy continues to dominate the world in the 21st century.

Developer Tim Manning was one of 10 investors who took legal action.

Matariki Codex investors head to Appeal Court

Wed 18 Jul 1

Investors have been waiting 20 years to cash in on what was pitched as an entirely new form of mathematics.

NBR Rich Lister George Kerr runs Pyne Gould Corporation.
Andrew King and Kate Day agree renting rules need to change.
Fuji Xerox's Peter Thomas says his company has worked hard for government trust.
Straker Translations chief executive Grant Straker says the company is focused on acquisition.
Mevo co-founders Erik Zydervelt and Finn Lawrence are bringing new investors on board.
KiwiRail chief executive Peter Reidy is joining Fletcher as CEO of its troubled construction division.
AgResearch principal scientist Dr Greg Bryan with the new generation ryegrass.
Financial adviser John Cliffe is part of a group which has called for urgent change to default KiwiSaver schemes.


When the companies went into receivership, McConnell managing director David McConnell says receivership said it could allow more recoveries.

Liquidators to probe McConnell security


Report on failed subsidiaries shows general security agreement stands in way of trade creditors owed $29m.  

Banking & Finance

ASB Bank warns customers about rogue Netflix payments


A number of customers have had money unexpectedly deducted from their accounts.


Victoria University professor Robert Ayson says buying the aircraft 'made a foreign policy statement.'

Where are the protests over the government’s new 'submarine-killers'?

Political Roundup: The criticisms and challenges to the purchase have been muted.