Jane Diplock A large proportion of New Zealand companies are keeping investors in the dark over the true value of their assets, details of related party transactions and the composition of "unexplained expenses", the Securities Commission says.
It is not that long ago - only a matter of months - that the loss of 500 jobs in a crucial branch of the state sector would have been the major news story of the day.
Sweeping powers to spy, bug conversations and hack into private computers could be given to a web of state agencies as diverse as Inland Revenue and the Meat Board.
A trademark used by some of Maoridom's elite artists will be scrapped, a move criticised by some of those who set it up.
The father of New Zealand's accident compensation scheme, Sir Owen Woodhouse, says changes announced last week are "uncaring and predatory".
Eighty-one percent of New Zealanders are happy to use fingerprint scans to prove their identity and 68% are willing to have their eyes scanned.
Australia's decision to allow financiers greater access to people's credit histories has given the finance industry hope New Zealand will do the same.
Chewing gum giant Wrigley is planning to sell a calcium-fortified gum in New Zealand, with claims it will improve oral health.
Fresh from controversy over its coverage of psychics in the Aisling Symes case, TVNZ is deciding whether to buy another series of Sensing Murder - the commercially successful show that has been caught in a company receivership.
Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples says the Government will repeal the Seabed and Foreshore Act, although official Government word is yet to come.
Mike Delany spent Saturday night in Hamilton at a friend's birthday party.
The property kings: they had it all, but now they are crumbling under their creditors and even selling their bling online, writes Anne Gibson, of the New Zealand Herald.
A major turnaround in the New Zealand and international sharemarkets in the last six months has boosted the performance of KiwiSaver growth funds, according to a survey by research house Morningstar.
When Maori Party MPs front up to members at their annual meeting today, Dr Sharples will no doubt declare John Key's decision to back a joint bid led by Maori Television for the Rugby World Cup television rights as a victory.
Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples fears the International Rugby Board will reject the proposed three-way bid for the free-to-air rights to the Rugby World Cup.
Police have apparently cleared National MP Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi of wrongdoing in an alleged immigration scam without interviewing a key accuser who has now returned to India.
Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff has warned Parliament a proposed law extending the powers of search and surveillance by enforcement authorities needs greater safeguards.
The debacle over the Rugby World Cup television rights is back to square one, with New Zealand's major broadcasters now trying to work together on a bid the International Rugby Board may yet reject.