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30 Apr 17, 6:02am
The episode when Alex and his political advisor Sandy try to dig through the numbers in an attempt to come up with a coherent immigration policy
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29 Apr 17, 6:02am
EQC levies may be affected by changes to disaster fund set to be announced after drawn-out review, Joyce says; Flags changes to reinsurance excess, operational detail
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28 Apr 17, 7:34am
Private sector set to help fund National's large-scale house building plans, Joyce says; Adams to announce policy in lead up to Budget; Migration may have peaked, but set to stay high as construction demand amps up
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28 Apr 17, 5:02am
Asset price inflation has been a concern; Global adjustments will need careful management as interest rates increase, Finance Minister Joyce says
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27 Apr 17, 3:05pm
Budget tax changes would focus on thresholds, not rates, Finance Minister Joyce says; Families package might target transfers in bid to help incomes
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27 Apr 17, 12:41pm
Finance Minister Joyce announces new govt net debt target of 10-15% by 2025, announces increase in new capital infrastructure spending over next four Budgets
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24 Apr 17, 2:05pm
Govt Ministerial responsibility for house building programmes shifted to Amy Adams from Nick Smith as PM English reshuffles Cabinet
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24 Apr 17, 11:16am
Finance Minister Joyce says govt concerned about young people's ability to save for a house deposit while being hit by 48k tax threshold and student loan repayments; Prods Auckland Council on transport spending
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23 Apr 17, 6:02am
National is gearing up to announce a big Auckland housing plan. It has been dubbed 'KiwiBuild-lite', but even that implies too wide a gap from Labour
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21 Apr 17, 7:50am
An Immigration NZ sample of 600 live Skilled Migrant Category applications in March shows 57% were for jobs offering less than the new median wage threshold
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20 Apr 17, 10:59am
CPI inflation of 2.2% in year to March beats expectations, with housing-related and transport prices on top of cigarette tax rise driving it
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19 Apr 17, 12:08pm
Government changes to New Zealand immigration settings: Questions and Answers on skilled and temporary visa categories
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19 Apr 17, 11:44am
Govt announces skilled migrant median pay requirement to sit alongside qualification and occupation requirements; Proposes tweaks to temporary migration settings and South Island residency path
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18 Apr 17, 5:06pm
Govt to tweak immigration settings to 'better control the flows and better match skills shortages', PM English says
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18 Apr 17, 2:36pm
NZ's rising debt-to-income ratios for new property lending presenting additional risks; New DTI restriction tool could help - Reserve Bank of Australia
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16 Apr 17, 6:02am
Land price & house size jumps: How NZ’s 1989 tax experiment ignored the potential impacts on land values, house sizes and property prices as govt chased a short-term revenue kick but doomed future generations
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12 Apr 17, 12:26pm
Labour says empty Housing NZ land in Wellington's Hutt Valley region enough for 400 Kiwibuild and state homes; One-to-three-bedroom Kiwibuild properties at $200,000 to $350,000
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12 Apr 17, 7:32am
House prices need to remain stable while tens of thousands of new houses come on-stream, Labour Party leader Andrew Little says; Defends $600,000 Kiwibuild price as affordable in Auckland
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11 Apr 17, 4:29pm
NZ First has long sought changes to how the RBNZ runs monetary policy. So Alex Tarrant attempted to ask Winston Peters what he thought about Labour's monetary policy proposals
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11 Apr 17, 2:11pm
Labour's immigration policy to focus foremost on whether people entering NZ on work visas can be cut, and those roles filled by locals, Andrew Little says
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