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Will supermarkets get broken up?

Andy Matthews
Wed, 04 Aug 2021

Supermarkets bargain hard, but savings are not passed on to consumers. (Image: Depositphotos)
Andy Matthews
Wed, 04 Aug 2021
The retail grocery market study draft findings may surprise some due to the strength of its preliminary conclusions and scope of potential recommendations. But how did we get here? Is the draft really that bold?In 2001, Progressive sought Commerce Commission clearance to buy Woolworths NZ – a “three-to-two” merger. The application was lodged the day before a law change altered the merger test from a dominance (near-monopoly) to a 'substantial lessening of competition' test. The commission considered the appli...

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400 trainee pilots allowed into NZ
Brent Melville | Sat, 23 Oct 2021

Pilot trainees will make up 40% of the latest cohort of international students allowed in from mid-2022, with an assumption that tight border rules will still be in place.

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We have a rare opportunity to align significant public infrastructure investment with urgent climate change reform, but time is short and we all need to act.

Let's not lose sight of the wood for the trees

As much generation will need to be built in the next 14 years as has been built in the last 40+ years for Aotearoa to meet its commitment of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.