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Let’s not kill the broadband golden goose

Peter Griffin
Thu, 11 Mar 2021

There are cracks showing in our impressive broadband story, Peter Griffin says.
Peter Griffin
Thu, 11 Mar 2021
I haven’t seen a Productivity Commission report yet quantifying the productivity gains generated by a decade of investment in the ultrafast broadband network.But can you imagine how the shift to remote working sparked by the pandemic, or for that matter, the streaming of the Rugby World Cup on Spark Sport in 2019, would have gone without the UFB?You just need to look across the Tasman at Australia’s issues with making its National Broadband Network (NBN) work from a technical and financial point of view, to realise what a sensible p...

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Law & Regulation
David Henry firm moves into liquidation owing $400k
Brent Melville | Sat, 31 Jul 2021

Kinleith Land and Infrastructure moves into liquidation owing at least $400,000, liquidator looks to sell solar farm.

On the Money
On the Money: Chris Dunphy, Peter Wells' potential $250m payday, Banksy, Bridges, and more
Rebecca Stevenson | Sat, 31 Jul 2021

Which minister thought he was at a rave, who's cashing in on another potential IPO on the ASX, why wasn't anyone buying Banksy? And more.

Opinion FREE
Why it's hard to open a supermarket in NZ
Eric Crampton | Fri, 30 Jul 2021

Supermarkets' high profits should motivate a new competitor, if they're real. If the profits are there, what's stopping them?

How events can support a sustainable future

Sustainability has become a fundamental characteristic of a responsible business. It’s no longer just about “doing the right thing for the environment”, but now a much more holistic proposition where businesses have a real responsibility to embrace sustainable business practices - or risk being left behind.

5 trends as construction begins towards carbon neutrality

Carbon neutral trends emerging in engineering, procurement and construction across the globe indicate what we can expect in New Zealand over the next thirty years.