Business

Tim Brown, the ‘face and voice of Infratil’ to retire after 27 years

Tim Brown, who joined Morrison & Co just months after it listed Infratil – and who was almost killed by a Wellington bus owned by the investment fund – is retiring. Announcing the move, Infratil chief executive Jason Boyes paid tribute to the “face and voice of Infratil” during the company’s half year results presentation […]

Business

Landlords to face arbitration if they cannot agree terms with tenants hit by Covid restrictions

Landlords may be forced into arbitration if they cannot agree to cut rents to tenants affected by Covid restrictions, under surprise changes announced- and to come into force – today. Justice Minister Kris Faafoi announced that as part of the Covid-19 Response Legislation Bill introduced to Parliament, measures were being taken “to help businesses resolve […]

World News

Afghanistan: Civilians face ‘deadly and dangerous’ situation amid warning Kabul could fall in 90 days, former foreign secretary says

Civilians in Afghanistan face a “deadly and dangerous” situation amid concerns that the capital Kabul could fall to the Taliban within 90 days, a former foreign secretary has said. David Miliband, president of the International Rescue Committee, warned the West not to take its eyes off Afghanistan as the Taliban‘s forces continue to make gains […]

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Cardinal and nine others face Vatican corruption charges over London property deal

An Italian cardinal and nine others have been ordered to stand trial by a Vatican judge for alleged corruption in connection with a €350m (£300m) luxury property deal in London. Those accused include Cardinal Angelo Becciu, who was fired by Pope Francis last year; the former heads of the Vatican’s financial intelligence unit, and two […]

Politics

Election officials face fines, charges in GOP voting laws

In 2020, election officials tried to make voting easier and safer amid a global pandemic. Next time, they might get fined or face criminal charges. Republicans are creating a new slate of punishments for the county officials who run elections, arguing they overstepped their authority when they expanded voter access during the coronavirus pandemic. The […]

Politics

Brexit: UK must ‘face possibility’ of no deal on future relationship with EU by end of transition

The UK must “face the possibility” that it will not agree a deal on its future relationship with the EU by the end of the year. Chief negotiator David Frost said that with less than six months to go until the end of the Brexit transition period, the UK must “continue preparing for all possible […]

World News

Survivors face devastation left by Cyclone Amphan

Millions of people across Bangladesh and eastern India are taking stock of the devastation left by Cyclone Amphan. A massive clean-up operation has begun after the storm left 84 dead and flattened homes, uprooted trees and left cities without power. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in West Bengal state to conduct an aerial […]