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24 Mar 17, 9:42am
Free trade importance to NZ cannot be overstated, PM English says; Launches 2030 trade agenda including group to ‘better inform public on trade issues’
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24 Mar 17, 9:31am
Vic Uni Professor Jonathan Boston rallies against intergenerational equity bias that favours short-term political thinking; Outlines NZ successes, failures and why income inequality desperately needs to be tackled
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24 Mar 17, 5:02am
Labour/Greens budget rules give wiggle room on debt reduction and surpluses, but largely in line with current forecasts
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22 Mar 17, 6:47pm
Key on economic policy successes, regrets including flag debate and TPP, Christchurch quake and Pike River, losing troops overseas and life in Parliament
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22 Mar 17, 12:31pm
Oil & gas to be significant for global economy for some time yet, Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins says as prices pick up
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22 Mar 17, 9:35am
How NZ could fix property taxation, face down the NIMBY problem, overhaul the RMA and drive sustainable urban development - OECD
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20 Mar 17, 6:04pm
Govt writes to water allocation advisory group asking for specific review on bottled-export issue after rise in public interest; Report set for November 2017
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20 Mar 17, 9:26am
Water tax debate would require decisions on ownership, allocations, charge fairness across industries, PM English says
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19 Mar 17, 1:20pm
No risk of NZers becoming tenants in our own land, LINZ Minister Mark Mitchell says; 'Ratio of land in foreign ownership very small'; Says Stats NZ looking into capturing foreign ownership data outside OIO process
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19 Mar 17, 7:21am
A water tax debate during an election year? Political madness! Well actually they're not discussing the real problem; Talking bottled export tax misses the point - let's talk charges, allocations and efficencies
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18 Mar 17, 12:50pm
Interest.co.nz's Alex Tarrant was on The Nation's panel Saturday: Boomers vs Millennials, making government more accountable to future generations, Key & Cunliffe to leave Parliament and homosexual law reform
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16 Mar 17, 9:38am
Labour's targeted-bond housing infrastructure plan gets support from the New Zealand Initiative, critique from Infrastructure Minister Steven Joyce
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15 Mar 17, 12:44pm
Auckland to lead NZ jobs growth over next four years as Christchurch falls below national average, Infometrics says
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15 Mar 17, 11:01am
NZ current account deficit narrows as rise in income received from abroad and tourism inflows trumps money spent on car imports and falling oil and log exports
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15 Mar 17, 8:01am
Councils facing debt covenant headwinds faced with finding new revenue streams or increasing rates. But will today's ratepayers be happy funding the next generation's infrastructure costs?
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14 Mar 17, 5:09pm
Govt open to using $1bn Housing Infrastructure Fund differently to get around council debt concerns, not keen on sharing GST
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14 Mar 17, 12:34pm
Local Government NZ highlights housing and tourism infrastructure spending pressures, wants a slice of the GST revenue brought in from tourists
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13 Mar 17, 7:36pm
PM English bats away questions on what the govt might do with surplus cash; Tax cuts are just one of the choices it has; Infrastructure, population growth and debt pressures still have front seats
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13 Mar 17, 2:42pm
Labour's no-change tax stance could spell danger for fundamental overhaul enthusiasts if it gains momentum, Alex Tarrant says
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12 Mar 17, 7:14am
Labour's Phil Twyford is pushing out the boundaries of Labour’s stance on housing infrastructure, eyeing a govt unit to access finance for developers
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