PETER GRIFFIN: Facebook ad boycott - a turning point?

Peter Griffin
Wed, 01 Jul 2020

Peter Griffin
Wed, 01 Jul 2020
Earlier this week, I watched an argument play out over Twitter about Bill Foley, the American billionaire who has bought up a number of New Zealand’s best-loved vineyards in recent years. A San Francisco Chronicle reporter, looking through the US political donations register, noticed that Foley, a Californian, had donated nearly $400,000 to Donald Trump since 2016. He has given millions more over the years to a range of Republican politicians and political action committees.  The Twitter talk turned to boycotting Foley-owne...
Opinion
ON THE MONEY: Boag, BNZ, Crimson and more
Victoria Young | Sat, 11 Jul 2020

Professional distancing We’re sure public relations expert and National Party stalwart Michelle Boag has had a few ups and downs in her colourful career, but you know things are rough when one of your...

Opinion
JEHAN CASINADER: Politicians are the worst advertisement for democracy
Jehan Casinader | Sat, 11 Jul 2020

In Wellington, when it rains, it pours.In recent weeks, there has been a steady stream of political scandals. Blunders, sagas, hiccups and missteps – too many to count.These events remind us why so ma...

Economy
BRIAN GAYNOR: Aluminium smelter reaches use by date
Brian Gaynor | Sat, 11 Jul 2020

The negative market reaction to Rio Tinto’s announcement that it was winding down the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter was overdone, particularly for investors with long-term perspectives. The smelter...

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