Housing Minister Phil Twyford says affordable homes will meet certain building standards.

Housing minister says building constraints no excuse to do nothing

Thu 24 May

Buying apartments off the plans will lead to more affordable homes, Phil Twyford says. Watch Grant Walker's interview with the Housing Minister. 

Jim Bolger was elected prime minister in 1990 and his new government first had to rescue the Bank of NZ at the start of some hard years for the country.

Government's financial position has come a long way in 30 years

Analysis: Poor policy or bad luck can hurt public finances.

Saunders Unsworth director Charles Finny says he's 'delighted' to hear the government will visit China soon.

Government must work harder to re-engage with China, trade experts say

Seven months with zero China trips isn't enough for a gold star, Saunders Unsworth director Charles Finny says.

KordaMentha administrators Brendon Gibson and Neale Jackson have not explained the new timing for another watershed vote.

Silver lining for ANZ in CBL vote delay

Wed 23 May 2

Chinese bank mounts legal action after inconclusive liquidation vote.  

Steel & Tube chief executive Mark Malpass says the company has good bones.
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards: Already had review under way
AFT Pharmaceuticals chief executive Hartley Atkinson says new licensing deals are a wild card for meeting profit targets.

AFT Pharmaceuticals narrows losses, targets Australia

Wed 23 May

New Zealand revenue down 7% as AFT looks elsewhere. 

Sanford chief executive Volker Kuntzsch says weather had impacted operations around the country.

Sanford reports 43% profit gain

Wed 23 May 2

Strong pricing helps drive value for fishing company.  

IRD lawyers have filed an application for commissioner Naomi Ferguson to liquidate Results.com.

Results.com defends IRD liquidation proceedings 

Wed 23 May

Action follows High Court ruling over Results.com debt. 

Paul Brislen says Google's claim it can't abide NZ court rulings has raised eyebrows.
Zoomy co-founder James Fisk
Fonterra chairman John Wilson says the global supply and demand picture is positive for farmers.
According to the Treasury, Housing Minister Phil Twyford is overpromising by 600%.
Peter Huljich and family members sank millions into Results.com but pulled out in 2016.
AUT professor of construction management John Tookey says the government must pick winners.

Banking & Finance

Harmoney founder Neil Roberts says he is considering the judgment.

High Court rules in favour of regulator over Harmoney's fees

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Harmoney and ComCom consider implications of the decision.

Technology

Science, Research and Innovation Minister Megan Woods sees 'dating agency' role for Callaghan.

R&D tax-break rate, other details, up in the air

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Plus: Callaghan can be a "bit of a dating agency," Dr Woods says. Watch Grant Walker's interview with R&D Minister Megan Woods.

Politics

Broadcasting Minister Clare Curran says “We’ve got three years to deliver on our promises.”

RNZ will know by July how much money it is getting

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Broadcasting minister encourages media companies to "think outside the square." Watch Clare Curran's interview with Grant Walker.