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Bernard is a senior contributing editor of interest.co.nz. Until September 30, 2012 he was the managing editor. He worked for 18 years for Reuters, the FT Group and Fairfax as a financial journalist and editor. He is now the publisher of Hive News.
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Labour plans fast leadership vote

Labour plans leadership vote through late October, early November; result on Nov 18; full review due after vote; meanwhile, caucus eats itself via Twitter

Bernard's Top 10 at 10

Should scientists be the 'conscience of society'?; Does our economy reward psychopaths?; Clarke and Dawe on a wardrobe malfunction story; Dilbert

English welcomes NZ$ fall

Finance Minister welcomes NZ$ fall as reducing headwind for exporters; says RBNZ will be happy to see it continuing to fall; sees not much inflation for consumers; likes Key's 'Goldilocks' forecast

Key gives green light for RBNZ intervention

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Key says 'Goldilocks' level for NZ$ around 65 USc; agrees with RBNZ that NZ$ over-valued; agrees intervention "would be logical"; doesn't know if RBNZ has intervened

Key does deals with Dunne, Seymour

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National agrees confidence and supply deals with United Future and ACT; Dunne to stay as Internal Affairs minister; Seymour gets lesser role; Bennett set for new ministry

'Green is good'

Bernard Hickey points to a shift in thinking by big global business and investors from 'Greed is good' to 'Green is good'

Cunliffe resigns as Labour leader

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David Cunliffe resigns as Labour leader, but will contest wider leadership vote by party members, caucus and unions; Labour set for debilitating leadership fight

Bernard's Top 10 at 10

Why the world faces endemic deflationary forces; How America's 'Dirty Politics' created 'Partyism'; China's balance sheet recession; John Oliver on Steven Joyce; Dilbert

Fonterra cuts payout forecast to NZ$5.30/kg

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Fonterra cuts milk payout forecast to NZ$5.30/kg, but lifts dividend range forecast; depends on 30% rebound; Fonterra denies conspiracy to delay result to help National

Labour in chaos as Cunliffe lashes out

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Key eyes new reforms to reduce child poverty; rejects 'Koru lounge talk' of using outright majority to 'veer to the right'; Labour in chaos as Cunliffe staggers on and lashes out

National in complete control

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National wins first outright majority under MMP; Key in talks with United Future, ACT and Maori; RMA and labour law reforms likely; Labour in disarray; Ede resigns

Lift your horizons

Bernard Hickey asks if voters and investors use long enough time horizons to make decisions

National wins 2014 Election

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National wins third term with existing support partners; Labour-Green lose 3 seats; Conservative and Internet Mana fail to get in; Cunliffe vows to stay on; See tweets of the night

What Winston or Colin might demand

Final poll of polls show National may need support of Winston Peters or Colin Craig to secure third term; Foreign ownership register and RMA reforms up for grabs

Polls show National likely to win

National in poll position to win with support of either Winston Peters or Colin Craig; Final leaders debate inconclusive; Craig's PR person quits and calls him 'manipulative'

Bernard's Top 10 at 10

'At some point this is going to snap'; Corporates stash the cash; The madness of share buy-backs; The flawed shareholder-driven model; Dilbert

NZ First up to 8% in Roy Morgan poll

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National, NZ First up in Roy Morgan poll; Support for Winston as PM up to 9.1%; National eyes new welfare reforms; US owner blocks access to high country tourism business

Dotcom bombs his 'Moment of Truth'

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Dotcom fails to reveal proof Key conspired with Hollywood; Key denies Snowden claim of mass surveillance on Southern Cross Cable; Harawira may lose to Davis 

Russel pitches for Interest voters

Russel Norman talks about quantitative easing and argues for a capital gains tax, irrigation charges, swimmable rivers and a carbon tax in this Election Double Shot with Bernard Hickey

Labour wants Sovereign Wealth Fund

Labour plans new "NZ Inc" Sovereign Wealth Fund; KiwiShare for SOEs; Funded by NZ$100 mln/yr in SOE dividends and higher oil, gas royalties; Key rejects GCSB claim