Fonterra's historic loss, a change of leadership and a review of dairy industry law have opened up a strategic vacuum that could see its brands carved off and sold to reduce farm debt. Bernard Hickey looks at the pros and cons for Newsroom.
The New Zealand Initiative has released a report slamming the Government's spending as inefficient and wasteful, but there’s more to the numbers than meets the eye, Thomas Coughlan reports for Newsroom..
With the appointment of Rosemary Banks as our next ambassador in Washington, another piece of New Zealand’s diplomatic jigsaw has fallen into place. Sam Sachdeva reports for Newsroom on what Banks’ appointment says about Winston Peters’ preferences, and the implications for the top foreign affairs job.
The Department of Conservation is taking safety tips from one of the world’s biggest mining companies, while spending millions on Australian consultants with strong links to the industry. David Williams reports for Newsroom
A major Asia-Pacific trade deal seems to have new momentum, after years of discussions dragged on. What is driving the action, and will New Zealand get the deal it’s after? Sam Sachdeva reports for Newsroom.
Self-proclaimed first citizen of the provinces Shane Jones is lobbying for rules that would force the big banks to remain in regional New Zealand, as the foreign-owned giants call for a ‘please explain’ meeting Laura Walters reports for Newsroom.