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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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Cunliffe's 'show me the CGT' moment

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Key trips up Cunliffe over whether CGT applies to family homes in trusts (it doesn't); Key hints at tax cut; National's land buying plan; National down in Roy Morgan poll, but Key up in 3 News poll

Labour wants urgent Police Inquiry

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Labour calls for urgent Police Inquiry into Collins' links to Hotchin and SFO case; Winston says full Inquiry a bottom line; Greens plan NZ$18/hr minimum wage; Key vs Hooton

Key rejects Royal Commission calls

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Key rejects calls for Royal Commission into links with Slater; National delays tax plan; Ex FMA boss says blog attacks partly caused early departure; Feeley says Police, SFO considering issue

Hotchin behind attacks on Feeley

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Emails show Hanover Finance's Mark Hotchin appeared to fund Slater-led campaign against SFO's Adam Feeley; Links brought down Collins; SSC concerned

When demand meets supply

Bernard Hickey asks why the Government wants to pump jet fuel onto Auckland's housing fire when the evidence shows first home buyer subsidies just inflated prices in Australia

Collins resigns after 'gunning' for Feeley

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Judith Collins resigns after revelation of Slater email saying she was "gunning for Feeley"; Collins denies campaigning to oust SFO Director; Key says Collins had to go; Hotchin link?

Cunliffe seen winner on points in debate

Cunliffe seen winning on points in first leaders debate with Key, who seemed flat and rattled; Your view?; Collins denies plot to roll Key and calls Winston a liar

Labour down in Digipoll

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Winston Peters firming up as Kingmaker; Key says Peters may have big shopping list; Eyes ahead to leaders debate; Peters slams Chinese land-bankers; Labour down in Digipoll

Roost Home Loan Affordability report for July

NZ home loan affordability improves again in July after more house price falls, Roost Home Loan Affordability Reports show. But Auckland missing out on affordability gains

Fonterra bets big on China formula

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Fonterra to invest NZ$615 mln in buying 20% of Chinese infant formula group Beingmate; Keeps milk payout forecast at NZ$6/kg; Will invest NZ$555 mln in new NZ plants

Bernard's Top 10 at 10

China's concrete explosion; NZ's China risks; The problem with maximising shareholder value; Colin Craig and Kiss; The lucky and profligate country; Dilbert

NZ First, Conservative surge in poll

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NZ First up 1.7% to 6.3%, Conservative up 2.1% to 4.6% in 3News poll after 'Dirty Politics'; National down 2.5% to 45%; Labour launches KiwiBuild policy

Most want foreign buying limits - poll

Poll shows most want foreign buying limits; Survey finds over third say 'Dirty Politics' will affect their vote; Assange to help Dotcom on Sept 15

Do first home buyer subsidies work?

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National would double first home buyer subisidies; Labour says it would just pump up prices; Labour trims election promises; Labour sets climate, transport policies

An economic handbrake

Bernard Hickey points to Standard & Poor's remarkable call for reforms to reduce income inequality as a way to improve economic growth

Key and National down in DigiPoll

National and Key down in DigiPoll, but still well ahead of Labour, which also fell; Key's word questioned over Slater's OIA to SIS; Labour would re-open Hillside and keep Invermay

'Fonterra of forestry' initiative unveiled

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Chinese/Australian venture launches United Forestry to become 'Fonterra of forestry' so 14,000 smaller foresters can market NZ$30 bln 'wall of wood'

Annual net migration headed for 50,000

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Net migration rises to 41,000 in year to July; highest since August 2003; Just a net 79 NZers left for Australia in July; Westpac, ANZ now sees net migration hitting 50,000

Key says Greens smoking pot on Budget

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Key says Greens 'smoking pot' with budget surplus promise; Key says knew nothing of SIS briefing on Slater's OIA request because he was on holiday in Hawaii; Key's poll rating slumps

Bernard's Top 10 at 10

Why housing is eating the economy; What 10 year bunds under 1% means for everyone; Why 'Uncle House' wants to sell; Cartoons galore; Dilbert