If Jacinda Ardern become prime minister, she'll find there's more to governing than good intentions (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

Leadership matters

Order Paper: Whichever leader – Bill English or Jacinda Ardern – becomes prime minister after Saturday, it will be a particularly personal triumph.

Simon Perry says “We are in a position with this site where we can really move at speed to get results for the region”

$1b development for disused quarry in Hamilton north

Perry Group's vision is to create a gateway to Hamilton and help address the city’s housing needs.

Sovereign sells to Hong Kong’s AIA

Thu 21 Sep 1

 Australian owner Commonwealth Bank exits life insurance in package deal. 

Fisheries Inshore New Zealand chief executive Jeremy Helson says Shane Jones makes a good point about MPI not working with the industry

Fishing lobby groups slam MPI, back Shane Jones

MPI Minister Nathan Guy said the NZ First hopeful was "grandstanding" when criticising the department but industry players disagree.

Puff and over-protective editorial admirers surround Jacinda Ardern (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

Polls, punditry and puffery

Media Watch: The election campaign has focused on the Labour Party’s earnest new leader and her soaring chances against Bill English.

A Fletcher crane in the Commercial Bay project (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)
While the Martin Jetpack Series 1 has created breathtaking videos on YouTube, "We don’t have a commercially viable engine," chief executive James West says

Martin Aircraft secures 12 months' survival funding, reveals $24m loss

Chinese shareholder to the rescue but another $20 to $30 million needed to fix engine flaw. UPDATE: Full-year accounts released.

Economist Shamubeel Eaqub says "tax is love"

Tax – the love that destroys

Hidesight: Tax might be tolerable, though not justifiable, if it made society “better off” but it demonstrably does not.

Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings and chairman John Wilson face questions over China strategy

Fonterra result looms large amid political uncertainty

International demand for dairy products is stable but Fonterra has other issues to confront.

To me, it felt like being inside a brilliant VR version of The Sims, but still way too artificial for me to shop naturally

Virtual reality startup goes shopping with $1.5m raise

Thu 21 Sep 3

Could B2B shopper behaviour research be VR's killer app?

Voters queue at a booth near a Britomart railway station exit in the Auckland CBD
BizDojo founder Nick Shewring says there's still too much stigma around mental health issues
Finance Minister Steven Joyce says the TPP-11 will do "a heck of a lot that’s positive for Asia Pacific cooperation" (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)
The two leaders faced off on the final debate before the election, last night (photos: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)
(Photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)
Turners chairman Grant Baker says the company needed to secure funds quickly for expected growth
Kathryn Spargo and John Judge are departing Fletcher's board
Construction management consultant Aaron Muir says "Firms need to innovate to find sufficient qualified and experienced staff to deliver existing and new projects"

Banking & Finance

Private Asset Management authorised financial adviser Brent Sheather is calling for a cap on fees

Are KiwiSaver providers 'ripping off' Kiwis?

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Financial adviser calls for cap on fees; fund managers, NZ Super Fund and Labour respond.

Media

Sky TV chief executive John Fellet: positioning his company to ditch decoders

Sky confirms Cisco deal for post-decoder future — and outlines key role for Vodafone

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Sky TV licenses cloud technology for move beyond decoders.