A big call for Kiwis
Kiwibank Chief Executive Steve Jurkovich reflects on the challenges facing the economy post-lockdown and why it took the bold step last week to slash its variable interest rates, which he says is more than just an interest rate play.
How will new rent relief scheme work?
The government announced last week that it will introduce legislation to imply a term into some commercial leases allowing tenants to claim a “fair” rent abatement because of restrictions put in place to combat COVID-19. But not all tenants will...
Crisis puts company directors in spotlight
As share prices slump and company failures loom, Toby Sharpe, a lawyer specialising in corporate governance, tells Mark Jennings that directors need to be highly aware of their responsibilities.
Back to the office under Level 3?
Bell Gully partner Liz Coats outlines to Mark Jennings what employers and employees need to consider in potentially returning to the workplace.
How Auckland is planning for climate change
Planners and hazard experts talk to Newsroom’s Eloise Gibson about how climate change will impact Auckland, and how good planning can help the city adapt.
Bernard & Jarrod: A believable rebound?
WATCH: Bernard Hickey talks with Kiwibank chief economist Jarrod Kerr for the final time during the lock-down about whether the bounce-back on stock markets is justified given the economic damage still rolling through the global economy.
Preparing for the longer-term Covid-19 impact
The Government has so far committed $8.7b dollars to helping employers get through the Covid-19 crisis. But much more money will be required and employers and employees will need to be flexible, employment law specialist, Liz Coats tells Mark Jennings.
Beca: a 100 year-old, Kiwi-grown multinational
The largest New Zealand owned and headquartered professional services business, Beca, is about to enter its second century with a global reach and staff in offices from Myanmar to the Pacific Islands. Tim Murphy asked its chair and chief executive the secrets of its success.
Coronavirus: Is it a Force Majeure?
The impact of Covid -19 is being felt by all businesses, everywhere. Newsroom asks contract law expert David Friar if force majeure clauses will excuse firms from their contractual obligations.
Digital-first service in a post-Covid world
The pandemic and lockdown changed how people engage with a vast number of services online. Good businesses will need to help their customers and change with them, writes Antony Melton of Vodafone NZ