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Before the end of 2014.
37% (57 votes)
Not until some time next year.
37% (56 votes)
It won't, this tightening cycle is done and dusted.
26% (40 votes)
Total voters: 153

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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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Bernard's Top 10 at 10

Why the Fed wants more wage inflation; Paparazzi drones?; Thundermaps for dairy farmers; The Freakonometrics of coffee and productivity; Russia's Geckos lost in space; Dilbert

Craig, Peters slam Lochinver sale to Pengxin

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NZ First, Conservative slam sale of Lochinver to Shanghai Pengxin; Key denies NSA/GCSB bugged Southern Cross cable; Banks convicted, but avoids jail

National lead slumps in Roy Morgan poll

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Roy Morgan poll shows National support down to 46%; National says Labour's 14% increase in minimum wage would cost at least 6,000 jobs; Labour targets National on wider wage gap since 2008

Trade Me concedes to agents on fees

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Trade Me makes concession to real estate agents on listing fees; moves back to bulk per-office fees for some from per listing fee; Your view?

Building consents up 3.5% in June

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Building consents rebound 3.5% in June, but mostly in Canterbury; Auckland consents up 2%, but still not enough to catch up with population; Twyford says Govt plan failing

Joyce nationalises Novopay

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Govt to take over Novopay from Talent2; Labour to lift minimum wage to NZ$16.25/hr; Jamie Whyte compares Maori to French aristocrats; Winston rules out working with Mana and Maori

Bernard's election diary - July 29

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Key leaves Craig to swing in the breeze under 5%; Key backs Smith, but says legal threat "silly"; Smith drops threat; Key says swimmable rivers would cost "billions"; Your view?

Key comfortable if RBNZ intervenes

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PM John Key says agrees with RBNZ that NZ$ over-valued; would be comfortable if RBNZ intervened to sell it down; but restates intervention not effective in long run; NZ$ dips

Bernard's election diary - July 28

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Key hangs Colin Craig out to dry; Smith denies threatening Fish and Game; Smith threatens legal action against bullying claim; Greens would ban deep sea drilling; Your view?

A generation of winners

Inflation's drop over the last 30yrs created a half trillion dollar windfall for a generation of property owners. A land tax would give landless generations a leg up

Roost Home Loan Affordability report for July

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?