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26 May 17, 10:02am
What Budget 2017 spending promises look like when adjusted for inflation and population growth; Defence, education, health, welfare and law & order to fall; Super costs to rise through 2021
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25 May 17, 5:11pm
Labour, Greens & New Zealand First attack Steven Joyce's first Budget as 'the One Dollar Budget', and a bribe for the wealthy
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25 May 17, 2:01pm
House prices to rise 5-8% next two years before residential investment growth kicks in to boost supply, Treasury says; Picks earlier OCR hikes than RBNZ, Current account deficit to widen
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25 May 17, 2:00pm
Budget 2017 ‘families package’ includes Accommodation Supplement boost, more Auckland suburbs into top bracket; WFF payments raised; Bottom two income tax thresholds up
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25 May 17, 8:25am
Capital gains, wealth & progressive income taxes: How to make New Zealand's tax settings fairer, reduce inequalities and provide a broader base for funding public services
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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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23 May 17, 5:02am
No reason to change migration settings for construction, English says; Defends inability to announce larger Auckland housing programme due to skills shortages; Labour defends KiwiBuild & migration policies
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22 May 17, 5:02am
Alex Tarrant discusses the 18-month lag for the government's new Housing Affordability Measure; Stats NZ has data till end-2015, yet we have to wait until July/August for it; MBIE should put it out ASAP
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21 May 17, 7:02am
We now have two govt Auckland housing affordability measures, and they don’t work very well together. Alex Tarrant says govt should put its HAM where its Auckland Housing Plan mouth is
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20 May 17, 9:48am
Mind the output gap: The Reserve Bank wants us to take note of its capacity pressure risk scenarios. Don't look away - inflation, wages and mortgage rates might rise earlier than expected
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18 May 17, 11:03am
Andrew Little casts doubt on 2015 immigration change that awarded bonus points to immigrants who went to regions; Cites anecdotal evidence that many move to Auckland after a year
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18 May 17, 8:02am
Interest.co.nz talks to EY's David Snell about how US tax reforms could affect NZ (keep an eye on Australia's reaction), and why the NZ govt's multinational tax change proposals won't lead to a pot of gold
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17 May 17, 2:51pm
Aussie wage growth stagnated at a record low last quarter. This matters for New Zealand (read Auckland) housing, migration and infrastructure pressures
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17 May 17, 5:02am
Amy Adams defends National’s Auckland housing policy as critics say numbers fall far short of city’s shortage and question infrastructure capacity to handle population growth
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16 May 17, 12:57pm
National to build 34,000 houses in Auckland over next decade on land currently with 8,300 state homes on it; 60% to be sold off into the market
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15 May 17, 5:20pm
National to reveal next step of govt-led house building plan in Auckland Tuesday; PM English notes scope for scale on Crown land, says govt won't need to keep them all
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15 May 17, 12:21pm
Andrew Little defends Labour's negative gearing policy against criticisms rents will rise and house building fall; Says aim is to stabilise market
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14 May 17, 2:43pm
A Labour-led government would phase out negative gearing for property investment over five years, Andrew Little says; Savings to subsidise insulation scheme
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14 May 17, 10:34am
Interest.co.nz chats to RBNZ Deputy Spencer about the challenges in weighing up the IMF's call for deposit insurance or a pre-stated 'de minimis' option against the reality of having to wait to see how big a hole you're dealing with if a bank fails
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13 May 17, 1:39pm
Labour promises to reduce unemployment to 4% within first term of leading government; Robertson takes swipe at those discussing race in immigration debate, says inflows need managing
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