Government

20 Sep 18, 4:23pm
Labour MP Meka Whaitiri removed as a minister - with Jacinda Ardern saying she no longer has confidence in her in that role
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20 Sep 18, 3:36pm
Tax Working Group considers 'vacant land' and 'empty home' taxes as a way of increasing housing supply and affordability
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20 Sep 18, 11:13am
Tax Working Group interim report says work on capital income 'not yet complete' but gives two options; group is not recommending either wealth taxes or land taxes
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20 Sep 18, 10:59am
Stats NZ says June quarter GDP surged 1% against expectations of 0.8% rise; biggest increase in 2 years; size of the rise means OCR cuts may now be off the table
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19 Sep 18, 4:06pm
Inland Revenue says any suggestion it has taken its eye off the ball when it comes to property investors is 'thoroughly misleading'
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19 Sep 18, 9:55am
Westpac McDermott Miller survey shows the collapsing confidence contagion is spreading, with the lowest level of consumer confidence in six years
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18 Sep 18, 10:41am
State Services Minister announces plans to regularly release Cabinet papers no later than 30 business days after a Cabinet decision
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18 Sep 18, 10:03am
Economists note that economic growth slower than the central bank is predicting would see growing speculation of future interest rate cuts - but higher growth figures would curtail such speculation
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18 Sep 18, 7:22am
NZ Initiative report suggests up to one dollar in three of NZ general government spending is wasteful, representing about 13% of GDP, or $20,000 per household annually
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12 Sep 18, 3:01pm
Discussion papers released on Govt plans to introduce Wellbeing measures into public finance and for the setting up of an independent fiscal institution to provide non-partisan costing of political policies
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11 Sep 18, 11:17am
As the Government stumbles from one crisis to another, it's looking for the flagship KiwiBuild programme to inject some stability and lead it in a more positive direction; the stakes are high
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10 Sep 18, 5:05pm
Prime Minister says Govt is 'opening the door' for families locked out of home ownership
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6 Sep 18, 1:10pm
David Hargreaves argues that what is missing from the Government's Healthy Homes initiative is a long-term plan to modernise all of New Zealand's housing stock
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6 Sep 18, 9:12am
Peter Dunne says the Government has to all intents and purposes become a New Zealand First/Labour coalition
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4 Sep 18, 8:09am
David Hargreaves says surprisingly robust monthly mortgage figures suggest the RBNZ will put on hold indefinitely any further relaxation of lending limits
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30 Aug 18, 9:54am
David Hargreaves says despite the wave of both pro and anti comments about the Government's review of the Residential Tenancies Act, what is being proposed is in fact a disappointingly shallow series of tweaks; but what's the thing with pets?
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29 Aug 18, 2:01pm
Paper for UN sustainable development project sets out why and how the ways energy, transport, food and housing are produced and consumed should be transformed
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22 Aug 18, 10:22am
Fletcher Building CEO says the Government's flagship housing programme is both a threat and an opportunity for his company
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15 Aug 18, 6:58pm
Top Chinese property website says if anyone has been driving up house prices, 'it’s your rich dad and uncle, not rich Chinese'
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14 Aug 18, 9:32am
The fact borrowing on the 100,000 KiwiBuild houses will mostly fall outside the LVR restrictions may force a rethink on macro-prudential policies
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