13 Feb 2024

Business commentator Victoria Young

From Nine To Noon, 11:05 am on 13 February 2024
Coal fired power station, Eemshaven harbour area, Groningen, Netherlands

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Activist and Iwi leader Mike Smith has been given the go-ahead to sue seven New Zealand companies for climate-related damage. Victoria discusses what it means for the corporates involved, and what a trial will likely entail. And the major electricity companies have been put on notice by regulators that they may be in breach of competition law. The Commerce Commission did not accept a complaint made last year from a group of independent retailers, however, internal documents show investigating officials did believe there could be a case to answer.

Victoria Young is BusinessDesk's investigations editor.