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The economy.
41% (100 votes)
Affordable housing.
24% (60 votes)
Sales of NZ land to foreigners.
22% (53 votes)
Education & health.
9% (23 votes)
Crime.
4% (9 votes)
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Key says Greens smoking pot on Budget

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Key says Greens 'smoking pot' with budget surplus promise; Key says knew nothing of SIS briefing on Slater's OIA request because he was on holiday in Hawaii; Key's poll rating slumps

Greens eye bigger Budget surpluses

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Green Budget plan sees bigger forecasts and more debt repayment; SIS watchdog launches inquiry into OIA request for Slater; National up in Roy Morgan poll

Banks align mortgage cash incentives

Cash contributions 'the currency expected in a home loan offer,' Co-operative Bank CEO says as his bank 'meets the market'

Less budget headroom for tax cuts

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Treasury sees lower budget surplus in 2014/15 due to slower economy; delays restart of NZ Super Fund contributions by a year to 2020/21; no tax cut plan before election

Paymark taking EFTPOS online

Paymark unveils online EFTPOS project with 3 banks that'll take EFTPOS online including to mobile banking apps

Insurers seek change to Fire Service Levy

ICNZ, NZIER argue Fire Service Levy an unfair burden on insurers, say Fire Service should instead be funded by local government levy on property

More mortgage free homeowners

More people are paying off their mortgages than are signing up for new ones

ICBC's home loan & deposit rates

ICBC NZ home loan and deposit interest rates now available on interest.co.nz

How to think about fixed vs floating

How to think about whether to fix or float and what bank economists are saying about interest rates and house prices. Fixing looks more attractive

Trade Me concedes to agents on fees

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Trade Me makes concession to real estate agents on listing fees; moves back to bulk per-office fees for some from per listing fee; Your view?

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