Pattrick Smellie
Thu, 14 May 2020

Pattrick Smellie
Thu, 14 May 2020
Today’s $50 billion covid-19 fund, of which $20.2 billion is uncommitted, is a very large package by any measure.But is it enough?It comes on top of the $12 billion-odd announced on March 17 as an initial package of economic support measures, taking it to $62 billion. That’s around 20 percent of the current total size of the New Zealand economy, last measured at a little more than $300 billion.That’s huge.Another way of looking at it: the debt taken on to achieve this gargantuan emergency spend-up to try and keep New Zealander...
JEHAN CASINADER: Black lives matter – but changing your Facebook photo does not
Jehan Casinader | Sat, 06 Jun 2020

My Facebook timeline is a sea of black.  During the week, many of my friends posted photos of empty black squares, to express their anger at the brutal killing of Minneapolis man George Floyd.The idea...

Is the art market covid-proof? Well, just maybe
Pattrick Smellie | Sat, 06 Jun 2020

Wellington art auction house Dunbar Sloane marked the end of an era this week, bringing the hammer down - or in this case, an HB pencil clasped in the left hand of veteran auctioneer Anthony Gallagher...

Listed Companies
BRIAN GAYNOR: Colin Neal – taking the NZX by storm
Brian Gaynor | Fri, 05 Jun 2020

Who is Colin Neal, the former Big Chill owner who sold out to Freightways and is now charging like a bull through the NZX? Neal has gone from refrigerated transport to brewing and restaurants to st...

Telcos in lockdown, and beyond

Geoff Thorn, CEO, NZ Telecommunications Forum says modern connectivity was a major benefit during lockdown, so it’s important to ensure long term sustainability of the networks

Profit or Loss: The Dangers of Fake ROI

It's hard to know what is going to happen in the future. This virus and its effects are changing everything, so businesses need to take a careful look at their marketing.