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20 Aug 18, 4:46pm
The independent body that sets MPs salaries wanted to give MPs a 3% pay rise, but Ardern says that is just ‘out of whack’ with her Government’s values
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20 Aug 18, 2:09pm
The Minister of Housing says there is no limit to what Government entities, such as NZTA, can borrow – none of this extra borrowing shows up on the Government’s core Crown debt ledger
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20 Aug 18, 7:50am
BNZ’s Head of Research Stephen Toplis is clearly not as optimistic as the Reserve Bank or the Government when it comes to NZ’s future growth – but why?
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19 Aug 18, 6:02am
Before the 2020 election, Finance Minister Grant Robertson must decide if Labour will stick with the Budget Responsibility Rules, or ditch them. Jason Walls says this will be a hugely significant decision
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16 Aug 18, 3:48pm
New data reveals construction sector bosses are pessimistic about the future, but Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford says he has an ‘action plan’
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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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15 Aug 18, 6:25pm
The controversial Overseas Investment Amendment Bill has passed its third reading with 65 votes for and 57 against and will become law in a matter of weeks
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15 Aug 18, 3:52pm
Housing Minister Phil Twyford says 'affordable' KiwiBuild home prices less likely to be affected by fluctuating market than higher valued homes
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13 Aug 18, 12:10pm
The Overseas Investment Amendment Bill was one of the first bills the Government said it would implement and this week it will likely become law
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12 Aug 18, 6:58am
Finance Minister Grant Robertson has long talked of the ‘transition’ the New Zealand economy needs to go through – Jason Walls says Thursday’s MPS marked an important part of that transition
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10 Aug 18, 2:38pm
Minister of Small Business Stuart Nash has set up a small business council but its aim is not to bolster sluggish business confidence numbers, an issue he admits he is concerned about
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9 Aug 18, 7:30am
Impact statement on Canterbury Earthquakes Insurance Tribunal Bill reveals the Ministry of Justice did not consult with any external parties as a result of time pressure from the Government
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8 Aug 18, 4:15pm
Trade Minister David Parker and Minister of Finance Grant Robertson have both expressed concerns over yet another round of US tariffs on China
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8 Aug 18, 1:48pm
As the economy shifts down a gear, the Finance Minister has been talking up the ‘fiscal stimulus’ the Government has at its disposal, but what is ‘fiscal stimulus’ and how will it help the economy?
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8 Aug 18, 9:56am
Grant Robertson plays down business confidence concerns and says ‘New Zealand is a good place to do business’
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7 Aug 18, 12:08pm
The Finance Minister says the Government’s bean counters may well have to revise down their GDP growth projections ‘a little bit’ – National says this will cost millions of dollars
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6 Aug 18, 6:05pm
The Prime Minister has again defended her Government in light of recent poor business confidence surveys, imploring firms to look at the ‘real economic indicators’
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6 Aug 18, 12:21pm
The Government will undergo a reset in its procurement policy, after major construction sector players lobbied Ministers to lead by example
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5 Aug 18, 7:22am
After a relatively controversy-free six weeks as Acting PM, Winston Peters’ disgraceful comments in the House on Wednesday have marred his short tenure, Jason Walls argues
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2 Aug 18, 1:56pm
Against a backdrop of industrial action and low business confidence levels, the CTU, BusinessNZ and Ministers met to talk about the future of work
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