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29 Jun 17, 12:55pm
Labour promises minimum wage boost, aims to link it to two-thirds of average wage; Reveals employment relations proposals; Little says working people’s slice of the economy has shrunk under National
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28 Jun 17, 12:48pm
Tax cuts. Good, because the individual knows better? Or bad, because it means less available for central government services for all?
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28 Jun 17, 8:30am
Nick Smith blames Labour for Auckland's housing problems, says National introduced most generous FHB scheme in a generation; English skips around Barclay Affair & ACT defends our freedom to eat a medium-rare burger
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27 Jun 17, 12:50pm
Andrew Little says he's happy when Winston Peters agrees with Labour policy (tourist GST for the regions); Not so keen on those more costly ideas, though (multi-billion student debt write-off)
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27 Jun 17, 12:38pm
Police re-open investigation into National MP Todd Barclay; Development could allow English to shut up shop on discussing the matter; All eyes on how it will affect National's polling
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26 Jun 17, 12:17pm
English dangles tax cuts in front of party faithful while trying to work through Barclay Affair deflection play-book; Winston Peters targets regional economic development
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25 Jun 17, 8:36am
Sifting through the RBNZ tea-leaves: As banks encourage 2-year mortgage rates, borrowers may find they come off to a higher OCR, hiked earlier and potentially higher than expected, Alex Tarrant argues
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24 Jun 17, 7:08am
Forty-six: the key polling number for National and its current partners; Forty-three: the key number for Winston; Will the Barclay Affair permanently affect National's buffer? Can campaign chair Joyce come to the rescue? And watch for Hone
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22 Jun 17, 1:13pm
The Barclay Affair and Labour's international student migrant sweat-shops: The week isn't even over and Winston Peters already has maximum points. No one else is even on the winners' podium
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22 Jun 17, 9:03am
Reserve Bank leaves OCR on hold at 1.75%; Keeps comment that monetary policy will remain accommodative for a considerable period
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21 Jun 17, 5:02am
Labour leader Andrew Little confident regional skills visa will keep migrants in specific regions, won't be abused; Not aiming to cut permanent residency targets
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20 Jun 17, 5:02am
All housing affordability measures have their drawbacks, but all point to one policy response required, PM English says. 'Build more houses'; Welcomes some Auckland land price falls, says materials costs need to be next
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18 Jun 17, 8:37am
Alex Tarrant says we must cut the cost of supplying houses. And that must feed through to lower house prices. It's simple economics, but not simple politics
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16 Jun 17, 9:45am
OECD: Yes, immigration has hit New Zealand’s per capita growth rate. But if you get it right, you’ll benefit later; Also: why Auckland house prices matter
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15 Jun 17, 3:07pm
Finance Minister Joyce says not getting involved in Reserve Bank Governor Wheeler's complaints about BNZ economist's criticism of Reserve Bank's monetary policy stance
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15 Jun 17, 11:31am
OECD warns on vulnerabilities from Auckland house prices; Calls for housing densification; Suggests raft of measures to improve NZ's dire labour productivity; Wants RBNZ to have DTI tool
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15 Jun 17, 11:00am
Dairy sector manufacturing (but not exports) covers for considerable fall in construction activity as GDP grows 0.5% in March qtr vs RBNZ pick for 0.9% growth
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14 Jun 17, 11:00am
Current account deficit widening faster than Treasury expected, as record imports boost quarterly gap between what foreigners earn from NZ vs what we earn from abroad to record since GFC
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13 Jun 17, 8:02am
PM English says govt would look at shaking up anything to get Auckland housing supply moving; Says getting WaterCare around the table on land servicing a good idea
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13 Jun 17, 5:02am
Labour's immigration proposals would stall economic growth, PM Bill English says while arguing growth isn't migrant-dependent
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