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As US Modern Monetary Theory advocates make their case in Australia, Gareth Vaughan explains the world through their lens and how it might go down in New Zealand
24th Feb 24, 9:50am
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As US Modern Monetary Theory advocates make their case in Australia, Gareth Vaughan explains the world through their lens and how it might go down in New Zealand
Rates levied by local governments have been flat for a century, even as central government taxation has more than tripled, according to S&P Global Ratings
23rd Feb 24, 12:54pm
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Rates levied by local governments have been flat for a century, even as central government taxation has more than tripled, according to S&P Global Ratings
The Coalition Government has missed its own honeymoon but has held onto its Election Day support
22nd Feb 24, 2:45pm
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The Coalition Government has missed its own honeymoon but has held onto its Election Day support
Former Finance Minister Grant Robertson to leave Parliament and be replaced as Labour's Finance Spokesperson by Barbara Edmonds
20th Feb 24, 12:22pm
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Former Finance Minister Grant Robertson to leave Parliament and be replaced as Labour's Finance Spokesperson by Barbara Edmonds
The Coalition Government's water reform policy will be developed by Castalia boss and put in place ahead of the 2025 local body elections
13th Feb 24, 9:41pm
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The Coalition Government's water reform policy will be developed by Castalia boss and put in place ahead of the 2025 local body elections
Co-leader contender Chlöe Swarbrick says she can build consensus and the Green Party base as well
2nd Feb 24, 1:52pm
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Co-leader contender Chlöe Swarbrick says she can build consensus and the Green Party base as well
Reserve Bank finally convinces politicians to support debt-to-income restrictions for home loan borrowers after years of lobbying
25th Jan 24, 4:12pm
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Reserve Bank finally convinces politicians to support debt-to-income restrictions for home loan borrowers after years of lobbying
2023 will be remembered as a year of political and economic correction, for better or worse
24th Dec 23, 6:00am
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2023 will be remembered as a year of political and economic correction, for better or worse
There’s no point looking for red-hot chilli-peppers in a paddock planted with potatoes, writes Chris Trotter
18th Dec 23, 7:59am
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There’s no point looking for red-hot chilli-peppers in a paddock planted with potatoes, writes Chris Trotter
National tries to stay focused, NZ First sounds off, and Act gets sidelined in the first full week of the new Parliament
16th Dec 23, 9:10am
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National tries to stay focused, NZ First sounds off, and Act gets sidelined in the first full week of the new Parliament
Labour-led government's ‘shovel ready’ infrastructure investments were too focused on announcements and were not fully scoped
14th Dec 23, 4:42pm
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Labour-led government's ‘shovel ready’ infrastructure investments were too focused on announcements and were not fully scoped
David Hargreaves wonders how able - and indeed willing - the new Government will be to get a grip on our unfolding immigration crisis
12th Dec 23, 3:19pm
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David Hargreaves wonders how able - and indeed willing - the new Government will be to get a grip on our unfolding immigration crisis
Chris Trotter argues Labour leader Chris Hipkins benefited from having the mind & style of a bureaucrat, but also having the imagination of a bureaucrat was his downfall
11th Dec 23, 9:29am
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Chris Trotter argues Labour leader Chris Hipkins benefited from having the mind & style of a bureaucrat, but also having the imagination of a bureaucrat was his downfall
National has promised its tax package will be fiscally neutral but hasn’t said how it will make up the missing foreign buyers tax revenue
8th Dec 23, 5:00am
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National has promised its tax package will be fiscally neutral but hasn’t said how it will make up the missing foreign buyers tax revenue
Final Emission Trading Scheme auction of 2023 fails to clear, meaning 15 million units worth almost a billion dollars will be cancelled
6th Dec 23, 1:19pm
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Final Emission Trading Scheme auction of 2023 fails to clear, meaning 15 million units worth almost a billion dollars will be cancelled
National’s new Finance Minister will consider reforms to the Public Finance Act after claiming to have discovered hidden costs in the Government’s books
4th Dec 23, 7:17pm
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National’s new Finance Minister will consider reforms to the Public Finance Act after claiming to have discovered hidden costs in the Government’s books
Could Barbara Edmonds be Labour’s future finance spokesperson?
30th Nov 23, 1:24pm
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Could Barbara Edmonds be Labour’s future finance spokesperson?
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International credit rating agency S&P says repealing the Affordable Water Reforms could result in local government downgrades
21st Nov 23, 3:46pm
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International credit rating agency S&P says repealing the Affordable Water Reforms could result in local government downgrades
Labour caucus backs Chris Hipkins as leader and reconsiders tax policy for 2026
7th Nov 23, 2:37pm
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Labour caucus backs Chris Hipkins as leader and reconsiders tax policy for 2026
ANZ economists are still forecasting another Official Cash Rate hike next year and say domestic inflation is still sky high, and yet to capitulate, while 'a lot still needs to go right' for the OCR to not need to eventually go higher
7th Nov 23, 1:40pm
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ANZ economists are still forecasting another Official Cash Rate hike next year and say domestic inflation is still sky high, and yet to capitulate, while 'a lot still needs to go right' for the OCR to not need to eventually go higher
Just as the Reserve Bank appears to be turning the inflation battle in its favour, here comes the double trouble of rampant immigration and a refreshed housing market
5th Nov 23, 6:00am
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Just as the Reserve Bank appears to be turning the inflation battle in its favour, here comes the double trouble of rampant immigration and a refreshed housing market
The final votes provide certainty for the negotiating parties but the formation of a government may still be weeks away
3rd Nov 23, 6:34pm
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The final votes provide certainty for the negotiating parties but the formation of a government may still be weeks away
Final vote count reveals National and Act won’t be able to govern without New Zealand First
3rd Nov 23, 2:00pm
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Final vote count reveals National and Act won’t be able to govern without New Zealand First
Annie Te One looks at who the ‘kōhanga reo generation’ are and how they could change both Māori and mainstream politics
25th Oct 23, 2:12pm
by Guest
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Annie Te One looks at who the ‘kōhanga reo generation’ are and how they could change both Māori and mainstream politics
National leader Christopher Luxon says he is building relationships with NZ First and Act while waiting for special votes to be counted
24th Oct 23, 5:37pm
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National leader Christopher Luxon says he is building relationships with NZ First and Act while waiting for special votes to be counted