Government’s ‘play nicely’ building accord
The Government has unveiled a 'transformation plan' it hopes will reduce risks for wary contractors. But is it just a few simpler contracts and some ministerial tut-tutting to officials and builders to 'play nicely' together? Dileepa Fonseka takes a deeper look.
Fletcher Building’s punt on the Christchurch Justice precinct project ended in it building half of the project twice over and being sued by a subcontractor.
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Immigration landmine looms
Labour and New Zealand First are considering whether to abandon a 20-year-old practice of limiting total residency approvals at between 37,000 and 47,000 a year. Dileepa Fonseka reports this much-delayed and politically explosive decision is due before the election.
Not one, but two $100k donations to National in court
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