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The economy.
39% (86 votes)
Affordable housing.
27% (58 votes)
Sales of NZ land to foreigners.
22% (47 votes)
Education & health.
9% (20 votes)
Crime.
3% (7 votes)
Total voters: 218

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Capital controls

'LVR controls for financial stability'

PM Key on LVR controls: 'For financial stability, not monetary policy means; Too easy to get around restrictions'

English: Why we won't change NZ$ policy

Finance Minister English on why the govt won't change NZ exchange rate policy; Says others' unorthodox policies carry large risks, create imbalances

Parker challenging inflation targeting

Labour's Parker to meet with world's top minds on exchange rate settings and monetary policy, including inflation targeting obit writer Frankel, Joseph Stiglitz & IMF's Blanchard

RBNZ eyes housing market controls

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RBNZ not expecting strong house price pressure, but eyes LVR, bank capital controls if market returns to boom times; 'Quake rebuild needs to be large-scale'