Government

24 Aug 17, 8:19am
There needs to be an enduring solution found to the issue of ramping up - and indeed down - house building activity so that we are building the right numbers of houses for the market
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21 Aug 17, 2:01pm
ASB economists say the post-election Government will 'have the luxury of choice' when it comes to being able to spend; ANZ economists see 'a plentiful kitty for pork-barrel politics'
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21 Aug 17, 10:38am
A paper commissioned by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand says inequality threatens to put a fair share of the country’s prosperity out of reach of many New Zealanders
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16 Aug 17, 10:23am
Economics consultancy and forecaster Infometrics says NZ's net migration may actually be more like 80,000 per year; says ideal should be between 10,500 and 16,600 - but that could take seven years to achieve
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10 Aug 17, 12:17pm
David Hargreaves on RBNZ Governor Graeme Wheeler's final curtain call
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10 Aug 17, 9:09am
Reserve Bank leaves Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75%; still forecasting interest rate rises from late 2019 onwards; dollar gains slightly
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9 Aug 17, 4:10pm
David Hargreaves suggests the way the election is shaping up offers voters the ideal chance to 'cherry pick' various policies - particularly in areas of interest such as housing and immigration
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7 Aug 17, 2:55pm
David Hargreaves says the Auckland housing market has gone cold at exactly the wrong time. And does the sudden focus by politicians on our largest city's infrastructure imply a sense of defeat on housing?
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2 Aug 17, 7:36pm
Figures revealed by the Auckland Council show over 5,500 building consents were issued within the 154 SHAs, but 25 of the areas had no consent activity at all prior to being disestablished
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27 Jul 17, 1:22pm
After complaints from employers the Government has backed down on original work visa proposals; has now lowered pay threshold to $41.5k from $48k; introduced new 'mid-skilled' category
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24 Jul 17, 1:38pm
The Government's looming partial backdown on recently announced migration limits points to the folly of lazy policy formulated through opinion polls and public reaction
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13 Jul 17, 12:40pm
David Hargreaves suggests a subdued housing market in the run-up to the election may ultimately work against the Reserve Bank
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11 Jul 17, 10:28am
Government shares out $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund among five councils - mostly in the top half of the North Island
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3 Jul 17, 1:21pm
New Statistics NZ population projections suggest it is possible Auckland's population could virtually double in the next 25 years; NZ total population could hit 6 million in only about 10 years' time
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22 Jun 17, 8:04am
David Hargreaves wonders, given the national obsession for housing, whether there could be better 'official' information available on market trends
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19 Jun 17, 11:37am
Labour slams new Government housing affordability measure as 'ham-fisted'; calls on Nick Smith to reissue it with 'accurate numbers' on true state of housing affordability
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27 May 17, 9:43am
Election 2017 - Party Policies - Government - Local Government
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25 May 17, 4:18pm
Our compilation of some of the key business, property, farming, retailing and economic comment made in response to the 2017 Budget
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24 May 17, 1:33pm
Subdued house prices in the run up to the election are likely to lead to complacency when it comes to some much-needed tightening up measures
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23 May 17, 1:59pm
Thursday's Budget won't be election year lolly scramble, Joyce says; Discusses prospects for 'families package' amid rumour bottom 2 income tax brackets will be raised & WFF, Accommodation Supplement boosted
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