Bill English faces first test with senior personnel

If Mr English thinks a John Key government can be re-elected without John Key, he is destined to be a 10-month prime minister.

Auckland Transport workers found guilty of bribery and corruption

Fri 9 Dec 1

Stephen James Borlase and Murray John Noone have been found guilty on fraud charges involving more than $1 million.

Multi-million dollar case against Macquarie Bank moved to Australia

Fleeced investors who lost $18 million fighting decision for case to move across the Tasman.

Steven Joyce

Kaikoura business subsidy package extended

Fri 9 Dec

So far there have been 639 applications from businesses for the support, and almost $4.9 million has been paid out

NZ First MP Clayton Mitchell

NZ First MP makes populist play with anti-siphoning bill

Clayton Mitchell's private member's bill will receive its first reading next year. 

Duco chief executive Martin Snedden (RNZ)

Sky wins damages against six Parker fight pirates

Fri 9 Dec 3

Pay TV broadcaster only sought nominal damages but its partner Duco says it will drop the hammer if offending continues.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (left) with LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner

Microsoft closes $US26b LinkedIn acquisition and (ugh) promises to extend sponsored content

PLUS: LinkedIN's latest NZ number, a dreadful Instagram analogy.

Mercer Group chief executive Richard Rookes

Mercer sells 130.8m shares to fund acquisition

Fri 9 Dec

Some 44.5 million shares from the placement were sold to company management.

The presumptive new PM
Shearer: off to head UN Mission in South Sudan from January.

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