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Budget 2022/23 - Summary of all spending plans
20th May 22, 2:51pm
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Budget 2022/23 - Summary of all spending plans
Budget unveils proposal for Business Growth Fund to support SMEs with the assistance of bank investment
20th May 22, 7:50am
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Budget unveils proposal for Business Growth Fund to support SMEs with the assistance of bank investment
Government regulation of merchant service fees to lower the fees charged when credit and debit transactions are made
13th May 22, 9:59am
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Government regulation of merchant service fees to lower the fees charged when credit and debit transactions are made
Finance Minister believes NZ is in a strong position to weather the current global storms
12th May 22, 9:23am
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Finance Minister believes NZ is in a strong position to weather the current global storms
The Government has indicated it might consider being more prescriptive with controlling supermarket prices than was recently recommended by the Commerce Commission
10th May 22, 9:55am
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The Government has indicated it might consider being more prescriptive with controlling supermarket prices than was recently recommended by the Commerce Commission
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
Finance Minister announces new debt ceiling and surplus targets, new headline debt measure, and a later return to surplus than earlier targeted
3rd May 22, 8:10am
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Finance Minister announces new debt ceiling and surplus targets, new headline debt measure, and a later return to surplus than earlier targeted
Finance Minister Grant Robertson not (yet at least) signalling intent to respond to the Reserve Bank's call for help tackling inflation
19th Apr 22, 2:57pm
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson not (yet at least) signalling intent to respond to the Reserve Bank's call for help tackling inflation
If the next round of polling reveals a level of Labour support beginning with a “2” – what happens then? asks Chris Trotter
18th Apr 22, 9:30am
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If the next round of polling reveals a level of Labour support beginning with a “2” – what happens then? asks Chris Trotter
Statistics New Zealand says the 7.6% annual hike in food prices is the biggest since 2011 - and that was affected by a GST rise; general inflation set to top 7% annual rate as at end of March
13th Apr 22, 11:15am
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Statistics New Zealand says the 7.6% annual hike in food prices is the biggest since 2011 - and that was affected by a GST rise; general inflation set to top 7% annual rate as at end of March
Blandness is not the stuff of which exciting political contests are made – writes Chris Trotter. If neither Labour nor National are willing to challenge the neoliberal status-quo, then they will have to find something else to fight about
11th Apr 22, 8:02am
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Blandness is not the stuff of which exciting political contests are made – writes Chris Trotter. If neither Labour nor National are willing to challenge the neoliberal status-quo, then they will have to find something else to fight about
'Unite Against Covid-19' was a blockbuster hit across all the demographics: young and old; rich and poor; left and right; black and white. Audiences loved it. Chris Trotter’s question for 2023, however, is: 'Can Jacinda Ardern’s sequel match the original?
4th Apr 22, 8:14am
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'Unite Against Covid-19' was a blockbuster hit across all the demographics: young and old; rich and poor; left and right; black and white. Audiences loved it. Chris Trotter’s question for 2023, however, is: 'Can Jacinda Ardern’s sequel match the original?
Grey Lynn Ardern declared airily, 'Let’s do this!' If, 18 months from now, Morrinsville Ardern can snarl, 'I’ve bloody done it!', then she’ll lead her Labour Government to a third term
28th Mar 22, 9:49am
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Grey Lynn Ardern declared airily, 'Let’s do this!' If, 18 months from now, Morrinsville Ardern can snarl, 'I’ve bloody done it!', then she’ll lead her Labour Government to a third term
Economist Brian Easton says the claims that our current inflation is due to government spending are nonsensical
28th Mar 22, 8:30am
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Economist Brian Easton says the claims that our current inflation is due to government spending are nonsensical
David Hargreaves says the poor planning of the Government coupled with a worsening economic scenario doesn't bode well for our moves to reconnect with the world
24th Mar 22, 2:39pm
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David Hargreaves says the poor planning of the Government coupled with a worsening economic scenario doesn't bode well for our moves to reconnect with the world
One side says we should cut taxes but does not mention the implications for public spending; the other says we should increase public spending, but does not mention the implication for taxes, economist Brian Easton says
21st Mar 22, 8:33am
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One side says we should cut taxes but does not mention the implications for public spending; the other says we should increase public spending, but does not mention the implication for taxes, economist Brian Easton says
Too few to win, too many to die: it is looking more and more as if the National Party’s conservative falcons can no longer hear the falconer, Chris Trotter says
21st Mar 22, 7:50am
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Too few to win, too many to die: it is looking more and more as if the National Party’s conservative falcons can no longer hear the falconer, Chris Trotter says
David Hargreaves thinks that regardless of the election result next year, recent changes to the country's housing investment rules may well be reversed
18th Mar 22, 9:25am
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David Hargreaves thinks that regardless of the election result next year, recent changes to the country's housing investment rules may well be reversed
Why the tax cuts National is proposing to ease the pain inflicted by inflation is likely to worsen the problem - for now at least
8th Mar 22, 5:56pm
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Why the tax cuts National is proposing to ease the pain inflicted by inflation is likely to worsen the problem - for now at least
The Commerce Commission has recommended a series of tweaks to the supermarket sector but stopped short of some of the tough measures it contemplated
8th Mar 22, 8:45am
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The Commerce Commission has recommended a series of tweaks to the supermarket sector but stopped short of some of the tough measures it contemplated
Chris Trotter says in a week when smoke billowed over Kyiv and Wellington, what did National’s Christopher Luxon offer? Tax cuts
7th Mar 22, 8:26am
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Chris Trotter says in a week when smoke billowed over Kyiv and Wellington, what did National’s Christopher Luxon offer? Tax cuts
Chris Trotter says surely, an ever-expanding crowd of angry people who hate politicians and journalists, and now have very little to lose by besieging the nation’s parliament, might just fall within the definition of 'Threat To National Security'
21st Feb 22, 8:12am
Chris Trotter says surely, an ever-expanding crowd of angry people who hate politicians and journalists, and now have very little to lose by besieging the nation’s parliament, might just fall within the definition of 'Threat To National Security'
National struggles to identify meaningful spending cuts to reduce inflation, while Labour refuses to admit the part its policies have played in lifting prices
18th Feb 22, 9:22am
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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National struggles to identify meaningful spending cuts to reduce inflation, while Labour refuses to admit the part its policies have played in lifting prices
Chris Trotter suggests the Government’s botched response to the Freedom Convoy has changed the political narrative
14th Feb 22, 9:52am
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Chris Trotter suggests the Government’s botched response to the Freedom Convoy has changed the political narrative
Income insurance: Grant Robertson responds to criticisms over cost, fairness and incentives
2nd Feb 22, 7:23pm
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Income insurance: Grant Robertson responds to criticisms over cost, fairness and incentives