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27 May 15, 1:31pm
Bernard's Top 10: 'Roger, Ruth and Me'; Where did the productivity growth go?; Our (still) over-valued currency; When the robots start fishing; Dilbert; John Oliver and the end of the world
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26 May 15, 1:18pm
Finance Minister says he hasn't heard young people being worried about NZ Super affordability; Only Labour seems worried; Says 57% increase in SuperGold Card transport subsidies fair; may go on Waiheke trips
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25 May 15, 9:38pm
PM rejects Andrew Little's claim the Government is being irresponsible by refusing to acknowledge issue with affordability of NZ Super or allow a debate
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24 May 15, 6:04am
Bill English and John Key are taking money off the rich and giving it to the poor in Budget 2015 as part of National's investment-led approach to cut welfare spending over the very long run
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22 May 15, 3:56pm
Bernard's Top 10: 'An incredible orgy of spending' (on art); The weight of (China's) money is coming; Don't worry about the robots; Clarke and Dawe on tit for tat politics; Dilbert
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22 May 15, 11:26am
Labour's Andrew Little says rising cost of NZ Super 'scares the bejeesus out of me'; says unfair that those working over 65 get NZ Super when asked about means testing; but still committed to 65 retirement age
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21 May 15, 2:00pm
Treasury forecasts NZ$176 million Budget surplus for 2015/16; Govt dumps NZ$1,000 kick start for new KiwiSaver members; Benefits and Working For Family payments nudged up
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20 May 15, 8:09pm
Housing Minister details audit of hundreds of Government land holdings found many vacant reserves, Defence, Education and MSD land; Govt eyes sale for housing developments
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19 May 15, 1:37pm
English and Smith hint at new moves in Budget 2015 to free up more Govt land in Auckland; possibly encourating competition for councils in consenting; Child poverty measures downplayed
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18 May 15, 6:56pm
PM says tax and transactions data from non-resident property buyers may be shared with Chinese authorities on 'Operation Foxhunt' for corrupt officials overseas
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18 May 15, 10:11am
PM says new two year 'bright line' test for property traders is not a Capital Gains Tax; denies Auckland property a bubble; denies move was knee-jerk response to polling; Labour says PM forced to 'eat his words'
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17 May 15, 11:48am
PM Key announces Budget 2015 changes to crack down on property traders selling within two years
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17 May 15, 5:03am
Bernard Hickey congratulates the Reserve Bank on its more targeted and more regional LVR policy, but says it needs more help from the Government on the demand side
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13 May 15, 4:17pm
RBNZ agrees on need for better data on foreign buyers; Labour says LVR restrictions on Auckland landlords clears way for foreign cash buyers to scoop up properties; Wheeler downplays rent fears
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13 May 15, 9:06am
RBNZ announces LVR restrictions for Auckland rental property investors; they must have at least 30% deposit; LVR relaxed outside of Auckland
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11 May 15, 10:50am
Treasury reports Budget deficit NZ$856 mln better than forecast in 9 mths to March, but only due to early returns from corporates and SOEs; English says still on track for 2014/15 deficit
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11 May 15, 10:05am
Smith announces 10-20 year delay to rules on assessing and fixing quake-prone buidings; Expected cost almost halved to NZ$777 mln; Auckland, Dunedin big winners
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10 May 15, 5:03am
Bernard Hickey explains why Auckland landlords will be celebrating a week of fantastic news for house prices and everyone else will be grinding their teeth
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7 May 15, 1:07pm
Bernard's Top 10: So what replaces TV news?; Thank goodness for NZ's minimum wage; Bubble in Auckland? What bubble?; The Hollywood model of work; Dilbert
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6 May 15, 11:01am
NZ unemployment higher than expected at 5.8% in March quarter, unchanged from upwardly revised 5.8%; annual jobs growth strong at 3.2%; participation up to new record high 69.6%
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