Head of Business, NZME
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Fran O’Sullivan: Even minus Luxon, NZ makes its case at Apec
OPINION: Incoming Prime Minister misses opportunity to meet one-on-one with key leaders.
Fran O’Sullivan: Can Luxon get Peters and Seymour to play nicely?
OPINION: Luxon will have an interesting time before he gets cracking.
Fran O’Sullivan: Ardern could shine a light on mosque attacks
OPINION: Former leader has valuable insights into what happened in Christchurch.
Fran O’Sullivan: Winston Peters the horse-trader gets ready to deal
OPINION: A word of caution for Luxon.
Mood of the Boardroom: Rating Jacinda Ardern's prime ministership
No question in the 2023 Mood of the Boardroom survey elicited as many comments from CEOs.
Fran O’Sullivan: Praise awarded for ‘getting stuff done’
OPINION: Damien O’Connor’s trade deals seal top spot.
When China sneezes the world (and New Zealand) catch a cold
CEOs and directors respond to the Herald’s 2023 Election Survey.
Mood of the Boardroom: Company CEOs speak out on co-governance
Some 20 per cent believed co-governance is 'wrong and divisive' in survey.
Fran O’Sullivan: Luxon goes on a quest for top talent
OPINION: The former Air NZ chief executive has a wide network.
Fran O’Sullivan: Luxon’s challenge is to make governing an adults-only business
OPINION: A Luxon-led government will need to be bold.
Fran O’Sullivan: China too valuable for Fonterra to write off
OPINION: China’s dairy industry is on a tear.
Fran O’Sullivan: Why we should care about a potential return of Trump
Opinion: Like him or loathe him, Trump has been a major disruptor.
NZ needs to flourish in international markets, MPI boss says
Half NZ's greenhouse gas emissions are from agriculture, here's how we stay in the game.
Fran O’Sullivan: Jacinda Ardern’s star power shines on in BlackRock deal
OPINION: A seed was sown by Ardern, which finally came to fruition this week.
Fran O’Sullivan: NZ has to come clean - we can’t plant our way out of climate change
OPINION: Hallelujah! Chris Hipkins has drunk the climate Kool-Aid.
Election 2023: Fran O’Sullivan: Business looking for vote of confidence on election day
OPINION: There is a great deal of pre-election reckoning happening right now.
Fran O’Sullivan: It’s time for NZ and Australia to get closer again on the economic playing field
OPINION: We are at least friends after all, aren’t we?
Fran O’Sullivan: Chris Hipkins deftly keeps onside with China and US
OPINION: Hipkins is clear that China remains New Zealand’s most 'complex relationship'.
Fran O’Sullivan: Hipkins’ priorities in China - Economy, economy, economy
OPINION: Chris Hipkins firmly put on the cloak of a political pragmatist.
Fran O’Sullivan: Capital gains tax, land tax - which party has the guts to push for real change?
OPINION: The IMF has thrown a curve-ball into the forthcoming election campaign.
Fran O’Sullivan: Never mind the babies - let’s get building
Luxon will have to edit his thoughts during the upcoming campaign.
Fran O’Sullivan: National must make it clear - women’s work is leading, not cleaning up
OPINION: Nicola Willis has cast herself in the unfortunate role.
Fran O'Sullivan: How China’s growth story is changing
OPINION: Investors are fuelling up their corporate jets.
Fran O’Sullivan: Wild card entries complicate the trade game
From Ukraine to China, members of established pacts face tricky decisions.
Fran O’Sullivan: Taxing capital gains — Aussies can, why not us?
Maybe Kiwi Labour politicians just lack the spine to do the right thing.
Exclusive: Hipkins lining up Joe Biden meeting next month
King Charles, Rishi Sunak – and now possibly the US President.
Fran O'Sullivan: Jacinda Ardern’s Australian campaign delivers for Kiwis
Former PM played a key role in gaining more rights for New Zealand expats.
Fran O'Sullivan: US keen for 'early harvest' from new trade pact
OPINION: Envoy says superpower 'thrilled' with buy-in on Biden's regional IPEF accord.
Fran O’Sullivan: A little confidence-booster in nervous times
UK trade move is welcome in a world awash with tension.
Fran O’Sullivan: Culture wars become the new front line as election nears
Issues of gender and language are already sparking debate.
Fran O’Sullivan: The too-high price of speaking your mind
For public figures, being open and honest now counts as risky behaviour.
Fran O’Sullivan: Rob Campbell swept up by winds of change
Veteran director’s faux pas may have been forgivable under Ardern, but not Hipkins.
Fran O'Sullivan: Logging inquiry must be just the first step
Scale of damage on East Coast demands a Royal Commission.
No shortage of challenges for visiting US official in crucial year for Apec
Geopolitical issues intrude as Apec forum looks for best way forward.
Fran O’Sullivan: Five ideas to help rebuild after Cyclone Gabrielle
Why not try some innovative ways to fund the recovery from Gabrielle?
Hipkins braves bad weather to attend Asia-Pacific business conference
Hipkins braves impending cyclone to attend Asia-Pacific business conference.
Fran O’Sullivan: After the bonfire, Chris Hipkins must face the real heat
Dumping unpopular policies is only half the job.
Fran O’Sullivan: Critics should ease up on apologetic Brown
OPINION: A shambles yes, but Brown's woes are not all his fault.
Fran O’Sullivan: Plenty of challenges for Mr Fixit
It’s yet to be shown that Hipkins can chart a new direction for Labour.
Fran O’Sullivan: Next PM needs a softer heart and a harder head
Labour’s Queen is gone. Time for a leader to rule for all.
Leading Russian oligarchs banned from Auckland power summit
The Apec Business Advisory Council is due to be held in Auckland in February.
Fran O’Sullivan: What Jacinda Ardern can do to raise diminished standing
Challenges ahead of the PM look daunting in election year.
Fran O’Sullivan: Fighting words show Luxon means war
Statesmanlike address to Ukraine President a shot across Ardern’s bow.
Fran O’Sullivan: PM giving Labour prickly pare for Xmas
Tough year has spurred overdue push for focus in election lead-up.
Fran O’Sullivan: Chinese ambassador sets ambitious target for bilateral trade
Pursuing new targets as economic giant renews CPTPP bid will be tricky.
Fran O’Sullivan: Stellar year of reconnection for business
OPINION: When it comes to opening doors for NZ business, Jacinda Ardern deserves praise.
Fran O’Sullivan: Mahuta remains dry in splashy conflict
OPINION: Senior Labour figures make a meal of water management.
Fran O’Sullivan: David Parker pushes back against co-governance
Cabinet’s ‘deepest thinker’ reveals he came under pressure for a deal.
Three Waters 'the right thing to do’ - Grant Robertson
Government will press ahead with plans for co-governance in Three Waters reforms.
'Vast' infrastructure plans hit big cost speed bump
An action plan for building New Zealand’s vital infrastructure will be out shortly.
Fran O’Sullivan: Less fire, more ice-water please, governor
Orr's thin skin hurts his credibility as he tries to marshall support to fight inflation.
Fran O’Sullivan: Time to put Covid in the past? Not on your life
Today’s issues must not divert us from the need for a full inquiry.
Fran O'Sullivan: New York, new thinking on the future for NZ
US flight an opportunity to reconnect with the wider world.
Fran O’Sullivan: Brace for bumpy 2023, Finance Minister says in Washington DC
In Washington DC, Grant Robertson speaks of extraordinary challenges.
Fran O'Sullivan: Grant Robertson's high hopes for Big Apple mission
Minister hoping to sell NZ story in New York — and to listen.
Mood of the Boardroom: Frustration with the Government rises
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has dropped to the lowest ranking so far.
Mood of the Boardroom: NZ business leaders hammer Ardern, Robertson
There were 108 respondents — 90 CEOs and 18 directors — to the full Herald survey.
Mood of the Boardroom: A future Prime Minister in waiting?
Nicola Willis has presented herself as a credible future Minister of Finance.
Mood of the Boardroom: Navigating challenging times
CEOs say vulnerability to geopolitical factors is now regularly assessed at board level.
Mood of the Boardroom: Business leaders show backing for Ukraine
A third of survey respondents felt Jacinda Ardern should take up Zelenskyy's invitation.