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.
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.
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.
Level 4 a relief for commercial property
The nationwide move to Level 4 lockdown might have given clarity to commercial property landlords and tenants about ongoing payments of rent under their lease agreements, lawyer Jane Holland tells Mark Jennings.
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.
Coronavirus - practical tips for employers
With COVID-19 reaching our shores last week, employers have a compelling reason to prepare for the legal issues coronavirus may raise for them and their employees. Liz Coats and Tim Clarke, Bell Gully partners in employment law, explain.
Should I panic and sell, or hold tight?
Bernard Hickey asks Kiwi Wealth’s Simon O’Grady if he should pull his money out of the markets and stock up on baked beans
Environmental rankings for older NZ buildings
A year after their introduction to New Zealand, environmental performance rankings for existing buildings have established a strong foothold in this market.
Pāmu: a different type of farming
One of the country’s biggest farmers, Pāmu, revamped its on-farm health and safety practices after a series of deaths. It’s now leading the way in an industry that sorely needs improvement. Bernard Hickey reports.