PATTRICK SMELLIE: Team Muller sets out, with the emphasis on team

Fri, 22 May 2020

Fri, 22 May 2020
Expect to hear this line a lot in the next four months: Jacinda Ardern's government has two or three competent performers , but another "17 empty chairs" around the Cabinet table. Newly minted National Party leader Todd Muller used that line a couple of times, flanked by an interesting line-up of the National team he will take to the election on Sept. 19. To his right was alleged Simon Bridges loyalist Paul Goldsmith, who must be counted lucky to be confirmed as the party's finance spokesman. Muller had been mulling a replacement. T...
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...

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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.