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Opinion and analysis from Brian Gaynor, Pattrick Smellie, Peter Griffin, David Chaplin and Jehan Casinader and a top-level group of New Zealand experts, including the BusinessDesk editorial team.

PATTRICK SMELLIE: Bold, simple covid-19 package still comes with a warning
Pattrick Smellie | Tue, 17 Mar 2020

It is hard to overstate just how big today’s $12.1 billion covid-19 economic package is.It represents 4 percent of Gross Domestic Product.For people who don’t quite know what that means, imagine this: it’s nearly four times what New Zealand spends annually on its defence forces e...

OPINION: TVNZ – RNZ merger another broadcasting train wreck?
Barrie Saunders | Fri, 14 Feb 2020

Former broadcast journalist and TVNZ director between 2011 and 2017, Barrie Saunders, sees a foregone conclusion with unintended consequences in the proposed TVNZ-RNZ merger.The RNZ Concert programme train wreck is but a prelude to what is likely if the proposed RNZ-TVNZ merger g...


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