Spark MD Simon Moutter (Chris Keall)

Spark, 2degrees granted urgent High Court hearing over Sky TV-Vodafone merger

Pair seeking 36-hour stay. Hearing will be just 24 hours before ComCom's decision due.

Nicky Hager

Westpac wrong to release 'Dirty Politics' author's bank records: Privacy Commissioner

Mon 20 Feb

Privacy Commissioner takes issue with Westpac belief that all customers have authorised disclosure of information to the police.

Prime Minister Bill English

How significant is National's poll drop?

That 4% drop is a warning to National – but, hard though it is for political insiders to stomach, most New Zealanders haven't been paying much attention to politics yet this year.

Sky chief executive John Fellet
Beertown founder Martin Craig

Panhead's $25m sale price shows goldrush in craft beer, industry expert says

Beeertown founder Martin Craig says corporate brewers will invest more in the brands rather than buy new ones.

Chorus chief executive Mark Ratcliffe

Chorus first-half result ahead of expectations

Mon 20 Feb

Chorus delivered a net profit of $66 million for the first half.

Kiwibank chief executive Paul Brock

Kiwibank first-half profit falls 11% on funding, infrastructure costs

Mon 20 Feb 2

The bank's earnings were affected by funding pressures

Maori party president Tukoroirangi Morgan

Maori and Mana parties agree election tactics deal

Mon 20 Feb 1

As foreshadowed, the Maori Party will stand aside in the far north Maori electorate of Te Tai Tokerau

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board deputy chairman George Wood

Auckland Council urged to put out funding manifesto for political parties' bids

Mon 20 Feb

"No better time than the lead-up to the general election to prise lucrative promises from politicians" – George Wood

Fuelled chief executive Trent Fulcher

Heartland takes 25% stake in online lender Fuelled

The bank will help the Wellington start-up launch into Australia.

Unilever chief executive Paul Polman

Editor's Insight: Kraft Heinz backs off Unilever in clash of cultures

The $US143 billion takeover bid for Unilever lasted less than 48 hours.

Shopping Ltd comes with the URL and an online mall, created (as you might have guessed) in the early 1990s

$10m for

Mon 20 Feb 1

Tell him he’s dreamin’.

Blis Technologies chief executive Brian Watson

Blis cuts profit, revenue forecasts for 2017 after customers reduce inventory

Mon 20 Feb

The company doesn't expect to meet previous guidance of pre-tax profit exceeding $700,000 for the year ending March 31

Mark Blackham
GEOFF ROSS: Sent a great message but Moa’s share price still fell heavily
Energy & Resources Minister Judith Collins (RNZ)
Most Wellington Sevens fans were attracted by the alcohol-fuelled atmosphere but organisers privileged the fun police's concerns instead
Gordon Poad
PETER WATTS: Says leadership is“certainly a factor” in his decision to take a three-year leave of absence
Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins
REGRESSIVE: In practice the New Zealand Left is about as progressive as driving around in a Trekka these days