Alex Tarrant

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22 Aug 17, 8:01am
English on flat house prices, warns foreign buyers; Won't say 'no' to tax cuts ahead of Prefu; English and Bennett lay into Gareth Morgan; Winston accuses Nats and Labour of spending big on election bribes, says NZF keeping their heads
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22 Aug 17, 5:02am
Where's all the inflation gone, and where's it going to come from? Alex Tarrant chats to RBNZ Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand about importing low global prices, the need for domestic inflation to pick up, and whether he's going for the top job
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21 Aug 17, 4:15pm
Election 2017 now a drag race to the finish, PM English says after Dunne quits politics; Calls on wayward Nats to return home (vote-wise); Raises risk of losing prosperity built up last 9 years
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21 Aug 17, 1:27pm
National's cheaper GP visit policy possible because of government's fiscal management, Health Minister Coleman says
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21 Aug 17, 12:41pm
UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne says won't contest election after 'shift in Ohariu voter sentiment'
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21 Aug 17, 7:39am
Ardern seeks to keep Shaw's bunch under her Green thumb, turns attention to the centre; English focuses on 'solid' policies of building roads and hospitals to attract deep-down Nats; TOP's Morgan continues Winston infatuation
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20 Aug 17, 6:02am
NZ's political fishing season begins: Labour casts for the urban middle class, English baits soft Nats off Winston and the Maori Party's out on a lake they should own
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17 Aug 17, 6:20pm
Labour jumps in latest 1 News poll as Ardern matches English for preferred PM; Greens plunge below 5% threshold; National down 3 points; Peters still Kingmaker
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17 Aug 17, 7:54am
Declining home ownership rates are turning the corner, Building & Construction Minister Smith says while talking up increasing numbers of first home buyers turning to govt subsidies
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16 Aug 17, 8:02am
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15 Aug 17, 1:06pm
Labour leader Ardern maintains 'right and ability' to introduce Capital Gains Tax if working group suggests it next term; Would exempt 'family home'
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15 Aug 17, 12:10pm
English and Ardern raise concerns with RBNZ's loan-to-value ratio limits, and debt-to-income ratio work, while 'respecting' RBNZ independence
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15 Aug 17, 9:56am
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says 'not fixated on numbers' in immigration debate; More focussed on 'getting our system right'
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14 Aug 17, 7:24am
National's boot camp policy a dog-whistle to Winston First voters as English and Joyce seek poll jump; Alex Tarrant says the policy is an insulting acknowledgement of the National Cabinet's lack of understanding on inter-generational poverty
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13 Aug 17, 7:02am
Labour's knee-jerk 'clean our rivers' call needs details so it doesn't look like a rural-to-urban wealth transfer in the sheep's clothing of a freshwater policy; On the principles of royalties; And why aren't we talking nitrates?
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11 Aug 17, 8:58am
A very quick defence of RBNZ Governor Graeme Wheeler's five year term - in his own words; Just keep in mind output and employment growth averaged 3% a year and house price growth moderated
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9 Aug 17, 6:15pm
Newshub poll shows big jump for Labour and Ardern at expense of Greens, National and New Zealand First; Winston Peters still Kingmaker
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9 Aug 17, 5:27pm
Metiria Turei resigns as Green Party Co-Leader due to family intrusion; Shaw to solely lead party into election
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9 Aug 17, 1:25pm
Labour could have knocked the water debate out of the park; But the economics of its royalties policy just don't work; Let's hope they get some nationalistic headlines out of it before questions are asked
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9 Aug 17, 10:38am
Labour to impose royalties on all commercial water use, but says rates won't be set until after 'first 100 days' meeting with affected parties after election
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