Orion chief executive and 50.5% shareholder Ian McCrae: will remain in control after taking up half the discounted rights issue

Orion announces discounted rights issue, hints at possible takeover

UPDATE 12.30pm: "I'm just a software engineer," chief executive, director and 50.5% shareholder Ian McCrae tells NBR Radio when questioned about the bargain-basement price of the new shares — half of which have been allocated to him.

Education or immigration? How Joyce plans to solve skill shortage

Tue 30 May

Finance Minister Steven Joyce was quick to shift responsibility for the infrastructure deficit to the legacy councils of Auckland when questioned about finding solutions to New Zealand's skills shortage.

Former Auckland mayoral candidate Chloe Swarbrick jumped from 13th place in the initial list, to 9th on the final list

Youth big winners in Greens' final list

“This list looks a lot like modern New Zealand,” says party co-leader James Shaw.

Businesses sign up for new way of reporting on diversity

"Developing clear targets and metrics to measure diversity and inclusion is critical to breaking entrenched patterns" – Dame Jenny Shipley

Who's cleaning up at the World Class NZ awards?

Business networking group Kea announces annual award winners. 

The Week Ahead — May 29

Mon 29 May

NBR View's Simon Dallow takes a look ahead at this week's essential business stories.

Christopher Huljich
Volpara chief executive Ralph Highnam
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards

Banking & Finance

Fonterra's forecast dairy payout next season adds $594m to GDP

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Dairy NZ warns farmers to repay debt accumulated during last three seasons rather than going on a spending spree.

Technology

Does NZ need a Ministry of the Future?

Robert Hickson argues against NZ Tech's proposal to set up a Ministry of the Future.