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Eric Watson, Chris Liddell and the redemptive role of PR

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 01 Feb 2021

Eric Watson, Chris Liddell and the redemptive role of PR
Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 01 Feb 2021
Every journalist loves an exclusive scoop.So much so last weekend that the country’s main rival news publishers, NZME and Stuff, both published ‘exclusive’ interviews with one of New Zealand’s most shameless businesspeople, Eric Watson.Of course, to be exclusive, there would need to have been just one interview. Otherwise, BusinessDesk would claim an exclusive every time we rang the same bank economist as other media for a word on that day’s latest housing unaffordability outrage.There will be those who say that po...

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Primary Sector
Fewer cows produced more milk
Rebecca Howard | Thu, 02 Dec 2021

Average production per cow hit a record high while the herd shrank slightly. 

Morningstar picks Spark as omicron refuge
Dan Brunskill | Thu, 02 Dec 2021

Spark’s share price spiked more than 5% early this week as investors reacted to news of the variant, but it had been trending down, sliding more than 10% in the past three months.

Law & Regulation
A crackdown on all your houses: no blind eye to poor privacy practices
Michael Andrew | Thu, 02 Dec 2021

The first year of the new privacy act saw the privacy commissioner flex his powers, publicly rebuking the Reserve Bank. We can expect to see more of the same in 2022, legal watchers say.

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Mansons TCLM is committing to a benchmark of 120% carbon offset for new buildings.