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Not until some time next year.
44% (15 votes)
It won't, this tightening cycle is done and dusted.
32% (11 votes)
Before the end of 2014.
24% (8 votes)
Total voters: 34

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Home price falls beat interest rate rises

NZ home loan affordability improves in June after house price falls, Roost Home Loan Affordability Reports show

Bernard's election diary - July 25

Brownlee gives up Civil Aviation responsibilities during Inquiry into airport security breach; Gareth Morgan launches water campaign; Labour sets Local Govt policy; Your view?

Brownlee offers to resign; Key says no

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Brownlee offers to resign over airport security breach; Key says won't accept it; Labour doesn't want Mike Hosking moderating TVNZ debate; Cunliffe complains about John Key's All Blacks' cover

Bernard's Top 10 at 10

 A not-so-friendly send-off for Conor English; Inside the Double Irish Dutch Sandwich; Why aren't NZ's youth enrolling to vote?; 'Moaning moguls'; Dilbert

RBNZ hikes, but signals pause

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RBNZ signals "period of assessment"; NZ$ drops to 86 USc after Wheeler warns it could fall a lot; Pause may last til March; Door seen opening for NZ$ intervention

Super age a trust issue, says English

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Government's retirement age policy of 65 more an issue of trust now, rather than policy, English says; Future Govt without Key may change that, he says

Bernard's election diary - July 23

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Labour, Green welcome block to Basin Reserve flyover; Brownlee scathing on Inquiry's decision; says cars still the future; More expenses problems for Claudette Hauiti?;Your view?

Bernard's election diary - July 22

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Cunliffe rejigs election campaign after crisis caucus meeting; says should not have taken holiday; Key refuses to apologise to Tania Billingsley; Hauiti won't stand again

Net migration at 11 year high

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Net migration 4,300 in June; highest since Feb 2003; Net migration to Australia was zero; First time since 1991; Record high 100,000 migrants came in year to June

Bernard's election diary - July 21

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Cunliffe hits back at anonymous critic; Labour languishes in polls; Winston Peters would take GST off food and rates, but would impose CGT on foreigners; Your view?

What would 'Peak People' mean?

Bernard Hickey looks at what depopulation means for New Zealand's regions, and eventually the global economy

Bernard's election diary - July 18

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Poll shows Labour support would be 13.5% higher without David Cunliffe as leader; Peters calls for Inquiry into KiwiRail's 'lemon' Aratere; Your view?

Why NZ needs a regulatory overhaul

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Productivity Commission delivers final report recommending complete overhaul of New Zealand's legislative and regulatory systems

Bernard's Top 10 at 10

Is a 'weaponised' Fed set to unleash hell in a 'dollarised' world?; What to do about NZ's 'zombie towns'; John Oliver on Inequality; You Huitong and us; Dilbert

Bernard's election diary - July 17

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National solidly over 50% in Roy Morgan and Ipsos polls; Labour in mid-to-low 20% range; Inquiry rejects Norman's GCSB complaints; National list MP's credit card "boo-boo"; Your view?

Bernard's election diary - July 16

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Immigration CEO denies conspiracy with FBI to keep Dotcom in NZ; Greens announce NZ$1 bln R&D tax break policy; Labour points to 4.2% electricity price rise in June qtr; Your view?

Weak inflation creates rate hike doubt

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June quarter inflation weaker than economists expected, but in line with RBNZ forecast; economists rethink 'sure thing' call for OCR hike next Thursday

Bernard's election diary - July 15

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SIS wanted to block residency of Kim "bad but wealthy" Dotcom, but relented after "political pressure"; Collins under pressure over altered crime stats; Compulsory Te Reo?; Your view?

Bernard's election diary - July 14

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Greens says all rivers must be swimmable; Fed Farmers says that would shut down economy; Joyce says Opposition policy 'cartoon-like'; Peters launches transport policy; Your view?

Auckland's rental property bubble

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Why is rental inflation in Auckland much lower than house price inflation? Will the bubble burst or just get bigger?