Apec executive director Alan Bollard says even base industries such as steel and aluminium are now caught up in complex supply chains.

Tariff war talk overdone


Opinion: Trade liberalisation has moved from tariffs to other areas that remove bottlenecks in the global flow of goods and services.

Shaw: will hand most of his party's quota of questions to Simon Briges

Greens in surprise Question Time deal with National

Sun 18 Mar 16

For the second time in a month, Shaw shakes up the status quo – in a way many NBR readers will probably agree with.

Todd Scott: "Bold is 100,000 [subscribers] which is where I see us going. We will do that by getting journalists and contributors people respect behind the paywall"

Publisher puts a cat among the pigeons

Once a behind-the-scenes boss, NBR owner Todd Scott has been front and centre lately. He says it's all part of a plan to put paying subscribers at the heart of the business.  

Veritas chairman Tim Cook said “We all wish we could tell you some more."

Clash over Mad Butcher debt at Veritas vote

Fri 16 Mar 7

Unhappy shareholders approve sale to interests associated with Michael Morton. Watch NBR View's Susan Wood interview reporter Tim Hunter.

Rear View: The best of NBR

Fri 16 Mar

Simon Dallow takes a look at a week in which labour camps no longer conjure images of Stalinistic gulags, and tax and battles for air space in man and unmanned aircraft made up the highlights in NBR. 

The Huawei Mate Pro

TOYBOX: Huawei Mate 10 Pro


A lot of AI, but not a lot for it to do.

Bruce Kohn suggests a "Kiwibuild visa" could be helpful.

Solutions to cure housing needs


Opinion: Prefabricated dwellings can be constructed in half the time it takes to build a conventional home.

The Jaguar I-Pace has Tesla firmly in its sights in the race to the top of the premium EV pile.

Incoming luxo-brand EV assault bad news for Tesla

This year should see an onslaught of pure-electric new models from a host of manufacturers.

Hopefully the coming NCEA review will give some thought to producing better measures of performance.

Digging data to find NCEA scores


Opinion: The whole system seems designed to frustrate anybody wanting a simple statistic gauging a student’s overall performance.

Keytone founder James Gong says NZX is too conservative
Canterbury Legal director Clive Cousins has received three complaints.
Clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson is convinced pay equity is an "intractable problem." (Photo: Jonathan-Castellino)
Beingmate founder Sam Xie floated the company.
Rodger Finlay says each project will have clear criteria on which to judge whether it has been successful or not.
Matthew Orange, while still at Sky TV, said "The world is moving to more digital consumption of content. So it’s really about disrupting our existing business model.”


Transport Minister Phil Twyford says National left a $5.9 billion funding hole in Auckland’s transport plan.

Taxing increase in residential property values is one option


Phil Twyford says National had not ruled out tax on residential property.


Liddell with Trump on January 30 this year (Getty)

Kiwi Chris Liddell passed over as Larry Kudlow named Trump's top economic adviser


Trump called the Kiwi businessman a genius, but he was up against a long-time friend.


NBR publisher Todd Scott: "There needs to be greater transparency when it comes to the motivation behind strongly-held opinion. Journalists are disciplined enough to set aside their biases, columnists not so much"

The media’s PR people problem


One publisher says he’s cutting ties completely with people “paid to push a point of view.”