NBR understands Gareth Morgan is considering throwing his hat into the ring to contest the Auckland seat of Epsom

Gareth Morgan sizing up run in high-profile Auckland electorate

TOP leader mulls U-turn on not standing in an electorate seat. 

AUT construction management professor John Tookey says the root cause could have been overly-optimistic, low-ball bids when the projects were up for tender

Where Fletcher's 'blamestorming' boss went wrong

AUT professor on the political and strategic missteps. PLUS: Where to now for the construction company.

Finance Minister Steven Joyce commissioned the report (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

Land regulations add a whopping 56% to Auckland house prices

Fri 21 Jul 10

Even in cities with plenty of flat land prices are higher than might be expected in a well-functioning market.

CRA general manager Neil Pritchard thinks insurers should trust repairers more

Mistrust of crash repair industry holding up claims process

Insurers need to show more trust in collision repairers, the Collision Repair Association says.

Sports Minister Jonathan Coleman says some 6000 international visitors will spend $4.8 million during their time here during the Rugby League World Cup

Likely economic benefit from Rugby League Cup smaller than some

But Sports Minister Jonathan Coleman says the event is good for NZ Inc.

Does NZ have a corporate leadership problem?

OPEN MIC: After Fletcher, does New Zealand have a corporate leadership problem?

Fri 21 Jul 3

Welcome to NBR's weekly Friday afternoon Open Mic thread!

Phil Goff says a decision needs to be made now on new trains as others could be at capacity in two years (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

Big spend on new Auckland trains to be decided next week

Fri 21 Jul 1

Within months trains will be carrying a record 20 million passengers every year.

“It’s organised around five main priorities,” education spokesman Chris Hipkins says

How Labour plans to spend the $4b it’s earmarked for education

Fri 21 Jul 1

“It’s organised around five main priorities,” education spokesman Chris Hipkins says.

Duncan Cotterill partner Matt Yates was concerned a presentation from Messrs Gould and Thornhill was "false and misleading"

Leaked letters reveal a troubled board

Hunter's Corner: A software company’s proposed listing is delayed amid internal strife. 

eserve Bank of Australia deputy governor Guy Debelle underscored "the fact that other central banks increase their policy rates does not automatically mean that the policy rate here needs to increase"

NZ dollar stages a recovery after RBA jawbones down Aussie

Fri 21 Jul

The Australian dollar lost ground.

Sir John Key wasted his eight years as prime minister

Blame Sir John Key for braindead campaign

Opinion: A decade of Sir John Key’s clowning around has come at an enormous cost – financial as well as ideological.

Fonterra corporate affairs manager Mike Cronin says the company has a clear strategy with people knowing “exactly what it means and stands for.”

Fonterra's transparency questioned by analysts

The global dairy co-operative is criticised for not being upfront enough on its strategy despite spending an estimated $20 million on its ad campaign.

Scales managing director Andy Borland wants the Overseas Investment Act changed
New Zealand Shareholders' Association chief executive Michael Midgley says his association has met both Sir Ralph and Mr Adamson
Chen Palmer managing director Mai Chen says my "profit" is my contribution to New Zealand Inc
Metiria Turei's admission "goes to character'" as lawyers say
Mark Adamson has left the building – Fletcher Building, that is
Deputy State Services Commissioner Sandi Beattie (left) and SSC Commissioner Peter Hughes (photo: Rob Hosking)
Institute of Directors chief executive Kirsten Patterson says you could google governance and spend days going down a wormhole
Metiria Turei has no hint of shame or embarrassment

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