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From Dec 1, the five exiting Kiwisaver providers must hand over their residual government-allocated members for redistribution.

The government will hope National's latest leader turns out to be another dud, but will be more worried this week than it was last.

There are 12 national initial high-level indicators, but some are still in development.

The RBNZ’s job is not going to be easy over the coming years. There are myriad forces at play and reading the tea leaves will be tough.  

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Omicron and inflation risks flatten share market
Dan Brunskill Wed, 01 Dec 2021

US markets fell overnight after Jerome Powell told US Congress he wouldn’t describe inflation as “transitory” as it could linger into next year.

Click & collect: Bunnings doubles profits to $52m
Brent Melville Thu, 02 Dec 2021

Building supplies group Bunnings had a good year, with net income more than doubling on the strength of a resurgent construction and DIY market.

Refining NZ raises $39m to expand storage
Ian Llewellyn Tue, 30 Nov 2021

Refining NZ believes providing oil storage is a growth industry as the government looks at the possibility of increasing domestic strategic reserve stocks.

Minister chastens KiwiRail board
Oliver Lewis Wed, 01 Dec 2021

Grant Robertson has criticised the KiwiRail board for lack of advance notice over senior staff bonus payments.

Carbon price pushes towards $70
Oliver Lewis Wed, 01 Dec 2021

The final carbon auction of the year has resulted in a clearing price of $68.

The unvaxxed: councils brace for 100s of dismissals
Brent Melville Wed, 01 Dec 2021

Councils and businesses will face a host of potential staff dismissals and grievance claims as they put policies in place mandating proof of vaccination.

Battle lines are drawn in news media’s Big Tech fight
Daniel Dunkley Fri, 26 Nov 2021

After years of frustration, New Zealand’s news publishers have gone to the Commerce Commission in their fight against Facebook and Google.

On the Money: Joan Withers, Adrian Orr's principled slavery stance, George Kerr, and more
Rebecca Stevenson Sat, 27 Nov 2021

OTM this week: the real oil on making money in cannabis, why no one’s a slave for Adrian Orr, Simon Bridges’ Black Friday, how Joan Withers makes friends, and more.

Beyond price: 'better balance' for government procurement
Oliver Lewis Wed, 01 Dec 2021
'Better balance' for government procurement

Business leaders aren't convinced NZ government procurement is world-beating.