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An economic risk to our rivers?

Geoff Simmons asks what plummeting milk prices mean for our fresh water. With farmers under financial stress does that means the environment is in second place?

Friday's guest Top 10

Christian Hawkesby on the conventional & scientific US Fed, missing inflation, the falling oil price, the fall of bond king Bill Gross, Dilbert & more

The 2014 Interesties Awards

Interesties 2014: Roll out the red carpet & put your glad rags on because our annual awards are back starring John Key, Kim DotCom, Graeme Wheeler, Shinzo Abe, Waymad & many others

Bernard's Top 10 at 10

How the boomers pulled up the ladder on the young; Of black swans, oil and the rubble of the rouble; America's dis-inflation shock; Clarke and Dawe; Dilbert

Stop student loan 'parasites' like me

Benje Patterson writes an open letter to Bill English calling for him to tighten the student loan repayment criteria to minimise the costs of 'parasitic behaviour' by graduates 

Inching closer to home ownership

Elizabeth Davies on how the annual Xmas shopping expedition is less stressful in Tauranga than Auckland; Cheaper travel & parking helps her move closer to home ownership

Monday's Top 10

David Chaston on the auditor problem; Chinese corruption; German savings mobility; why banks need less leverage; visualisation porn; poverty progress, Japanese banks; Dilbert & more

'Refreshing stance' from Australian FSI

Ex-FMA boss Sean Hughes on the Australian Financial System Inquiry's final report and what it might mean for NZ

Is Wheeler's OCR too tight?

Bernard Hickey looks at whether the Reserve Bank Governor is running monetary policy too tight and how long before he decides surprisingly low inflation is actually structural rather than cyclical

Friday's guest Top 10

Eric Crampton on Gordon Tullock, teacher quality, what an ethical environmentalist should conclude, Elon Musk's bet, washing machines, working for families, Dilbert & more