GJ Thompson's firm now counts John Key and Bill English's former chief of staff among its employees.

PM's former staffer says he declared potential conflict of interest

Mon 19 Feb 7

Lobbyists move from government to lobby.

Ohmio chief executive Stephen Matthews inside a prototype Ohmio self-driving, all-electric vehicle; it's first commercial vehicle will seat 20

Auckland’s HMI raising $6m as launch of its self-driving vehicle nears

Mon 19 Feb 2

Startup has a few tricks that separate it from the EV competition.

Mark Mitchell announced his candidacy at the Orewa Surf Lifesaving Club.

Mark Mitchell vying for National Party leadership

The Orewa-based MP is the fourth contender to replace Bill English.

Evolve Education chief executive Mark Finlay says the company will continue to focus on organic growth. (Photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

Evolve to continue expansion despite net enrolment drop

The company's share price has fallen after failing to meet promised targets. 

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says her government has been 'frustrated' at not being able to release the text.

PM to release CPTPP national interest analysis on Wednesday

Mon 19 Feb 2

But what will happen to the text of the agreement is still up in the air.

The Week Ahead

Mon 19 Feb

A look at the announcements scheduled as reporting season takes off.

Aaron Drever secured the purchase with collateral from a family trust.

Reborn Nosh store in liquidation

Mon 19 Feb 4

Damien Grant of Waterstone insolvency was appointed as liquidator.

New chief executive Mark Troughear says “We’ve got as good a pipeline of acquisitions as we’ve probably had over the past six or seven years."

Freightways records 7% half-year revenue lift

Outlook is positive, says new CEO, although admitting some nervousness about labour reforms.

ACC chief investment officer Nicholas Bagnall describes the claims as “an interesting work of fiction.”

ACC investment chief defies Torchlight legal threat

Mon 19 Feb 8

Details emerge of bitter battle in the Caymans.

South Island contractor Russell Lund says Fletcher's B+I is headed for a world of hurt.
When Sir Ralph Norris departs, who will be the change manager Fletcher Building needs? (Photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)
Education Minister Chris Hipkins condemns partnership schools because they are “ideological experiments.”
Three may be in the running, but only one will be Bill English's replacement. (Photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)
JP Morgan head of cross-asset strategy John Normand says the business cycle is wobbling, not declining.
Mark Zuckerberg co-created The Centre for Humane Technology, which believes "Technology is hijacking our minds and society."

Editor's pick

Property

AMP's Nick Cobham says "The centre’s success, surrounding suburbs growth and the demand for sophisticated, globally-focused retail means investing in the centre is a must."

$78m expansion of Botany Town Centre adds more retail to one of city's most populous areas

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Work will start his month and will be finished in March next year.

Banking & Finance

US professor Laurence Kotlikoff says there are some serious truths people need to understand.

How savings, babies, robots and the truth can fix the economic future

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“The conversation is so dominated by people who are conflicted that it’s very difficult to get to the truth,” US professor Laurence Kotlikoff says.