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Latest Reserve Bank figures show that while first home buyers are hanging tough, May saw the lowest total number of mortgages approved for a May - barring the pandemic affected May 2020 month
28th Jun 22, 3:28pm
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Latest Reserve Bank figures show that while first home buyers are hanging tough, May saw the lowest total number of mortgages approved for a May - barring the pandemic affected May 2020 month
Economist Brian Easton crunches the recent March quarter GDP data
27th Jun 22, 8:46am
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Economist Brian Easton crunches the recent March quarter GDP data
Fletcher Building says residential 'backlog' will support robust market volumes for next 12-18 months; plasterboard shortage to end by October
22nd Jun 22, 12:08pm
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Fletcher Building says residential 'backlog' will support robust market volumes for next 12-18 months; plasterboard shortage to end by October
Economist Brian Easton says the outlook does not look that promising
20th Jun 22, 8:53am
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Economist Brian Easton says the outlook does not look that promising
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The economy shrank in the three months to March, contrary to the expectations of the Reserve Bank, which had forecast 0.7% growth
16th Jun 22, 10:54am
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The economy shrank in the three months to March, contrary to the expectations of the Reserve Bank, which had forecast 0.7% growth
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Statistics New Zealand says food prices rose a seasonally adjusted 0.8% last month, with the annual rise climbing to 6.8%
14th Jun 22, 11:25am
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Statistics New Zealand says food prices rose a seasonally adjusted 0.8% last month, with the annual rise climbing to 6.8%
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Cabinet reshuffle: Faafoi goes, Mallard goes as speaker, Williams out as Police Minister
13th Jun 22, 3:29pm
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Cabinet reshuffle: Faafoi goes, Mallard goes as speaker, Williams out as Police Minister
Economist Brian Easton says we again face the question of 40 years ago: what are effective development strategies?
13th Jun 22, 8:51am
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Economist Brian Easton says we again face the question of 40 years ago: what are effective development strategies?
Chris Trotter says gang violence will not be ended by politicians getting tougher, but by police officers getting smarter.
13th Jun 22, 8:11am
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Chris Trotter says gang violence will not be ended by politicians getting tougher, but by police officers getting smarter.
David Hargreaves sums up the first (nearly) six months of the year and outlines the big issues, hopes and worries for the rest of 2022
12th Jun 22, 6:00am
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David Hargreaves sums up the first (nearly) six months of the year and outlines the big issues, hopes and worries for the rest of 2022
Four different portraits have appeared on our banknotes, and five different effigies (images) of the Queen have been used on our coins
7th Jun 22, 1:32pm
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Four different portraits have appeared on our banknotes, and five different effigies (images) of the Queen have been used on our coins
Latest RBNZ lending figures show business borrowing growth is rising as housing borrowing growth is slowing
31st May 22, 3:31pm
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Latest RBNZ lending figures show business borrowing growth is rising as housing borrowing growth is slowing
In its final report on an inquiry into New Zealand long term immigration settings, the Productivity Commission recommends abolishing the category of 'permanent resident'
31st May 22, 12:01am
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In its final report on an inquiry into New Zealand long term immigration settings, the Productivity Commission recommends abolishing the category of 'permanent resident'
Budget 2022: Economist Brian Easton asks, what does Treasury think is happening to the economy whose evolution underpins the budget policies?
30th May 22, 8:48am
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Budget 2022: Economist Brian Easton asks, what does Treasury think is happening to the economy whose evolution underpins the budget policies?
Latest Reserve Bank figures show the average-sized new mortgage hit a new record high of over $400,000 in April - while far fewer people were scrambling to borrow
26th May 22, 2:06pm
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Latest Reserve Bank figures show the average-sized new mortgage hit a new record high of over $400,000 in April - while far fewer people were scrambling to borrow
RBNZ Governor takes heart from NZ's full employment levels as the country braces itself for higher interest rates
26th May 22, 12:29pm
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RBNZ Governor takes heart from NZ's full employment levels as the country braces itself for higher interest rates
Kiwibank economists see mortgage rates ranging as high as 7.5% even though they don't see the OCR going as high as currently forecast
23rd May 22, 3:03pm
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Kiwibank economists see mortgage rates ranging as high as 7.5% even though they don't see the OCR going as high as currently forecast
Economist Brian Easton says the informed discussion on the next steps in tax policy is about improving the income tax base, not about taxing wealth directly
23rd May 22, 8:47am
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Economist Brian Easton says the informed discussion on the next steps in tax policy is about improving the income tax base, not about taxing wealth directly
Economist Brian Easton says while the new fiscal rules may not be contentious, what they mean for macroeconomic management is not explained
16th May 22, 8:44am
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Economist Brian Easton says while the new fiscal rules may not be contentious, what they mean for macroeconomic management is not explained
Statistics New Zealand says food prices climbed 0.1% last month, with the rise in minimum wage having an impact
12th May 22, 11:14am
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Statistics New Zealand says food prices climbed 0.1% last month, with the rise in minimum wage having an impact
Māori healers recall a time when 'words had power'. The words that give substance to ideas, no matter how radical, still do, writes Chris Trotter, but only if our representatives rediscover the courage to speak them out loud
9th May 22, 7:53am
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Māori healers recall a time when 'words had power'. The words that give substance to ideas, no matter how radical, still do, writes Chris Trotter, but only if our representatives rediscover the courage to speak them out loud
Statistics New Zealand says private sector wage costs rose 3.1% in the past year
4th May 22, 11:04am
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Statistics New Zealand says private sector wage costs rose 3.1% in the past year
This week's labour market figures are expected to see unemployment drop even further, but arguably more important will be whether wage rates are starting to take off
2nd May 22, 11:20am
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This week's labour market figures are expected to see unemployment drop even further, but arguably more important will be whether wage rates are starting to take off
NZ Infrastructure Commission launches its first strategy, which highlights major tasks ahead of the country
2nd May 22, 10:00am
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NZ Infrastructure Commission launches its first strategy, which highlights major tasks ahead of the country
Latest Reserve Bank figures show net credit growth in the March quarter was the slowest since the third quarter of 2020
28th Apr 22, 3:51pm
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Latest Reserve Bank figures show net credit growth in the March quarter was the slowest since the third quarter of 2020