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23 Apr 18, 1:46pm
Government pressures Payments NZ to have open banking technology and standards ready to go by the end of the year; says more competition will see banks and card companies lower merchant fees 
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21 Apr 18, 10:05am
Despite National’s attempts to paint the three-headed Government as uneasy bedfellows, the Labour, Greens & NZ First alliance has held up rather well… so far
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19 Apr 18, 4:52pm
The Finance Minister won’t budge on changing the Government’s debt target, despite criticism its budget responsibility rules are a ‘fiscal straightjacket’
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19 Apr 18, 3:01pm
A tax expert is praising the Government’s move to introduce a 12.5% R&D tax credit, saying it’s a deliberate step to incentivising innovation
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19 Apr 18, 8:55am
From April 1 next year, a 12.5% tax credit on eligible expenditure will be available to business doing R&D in New Zealand; a business will be able to claim a tax credit for up to $120 million of R&D expenditure each year
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16 Apr 18, 1:24pm
The Minister of Transport Phil Twyford says there is a “great deal of interest” from private capital providers when it comes to investing in New Zealand’s transport infrastructure – he is welcoming their interest
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12 Apr 18, 4:32pm
The Minister of Workplace Relations Iain Lees-Galloway is not taking much notice of a Westpac report which shows the Government’s minimum wage increase will add 0.2% to the unemployment rate
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12 Apr 18, 12:30pm
PM Ardern says government giving oil and gas sector years of notice on move away from fossil fuels to avoid harsh Rogernomics-type impact on economy
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10 Apr 18, 4:41pm
Green Party Co-leader James Shaw says 'given what we know now' the Government will be wanting to review its Budget Responsibility Rules before the next election
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9 Apr 18, 5:18pm
The Prime Minister is warning the state of the Government’s books is much worse than anticipated and says next month’s budget will be the 'rebuilding budget'
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4 Apr 18, 12:34pm
As National and Labour play the blame game over the state of the public health system, the Finance Minister says Vote Health will be a ‘major focus’ area in May’s Budget
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31 Mar 18, 8:31am
The Claire Curran saga, the expelling (or non-expelling) of Russian spies, new laws and an RBNZ shake up – a lot happened this week; here’s what you might have missed
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29 Mar 18, 4:46pm
David Hargreaves says while the move to ring-fence' investors' losses on rental properties for tax purposes appears logical we must be cautious about assuming that all the consequences will be good ones
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29 Mar 18, 11:31am
IRD releases 'ring-fencing' paper; Revenue Minister encourages feedback on proposal to ensure investors can't offset losses on property investments against other income
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28 Mar 18, 3:58pm
Ministry of Transport says the burden of the Auckland fuel tax could actually fall on people in rural communities – Minister of Transport brushes off concerns
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28 Mar 18, 10:05am
The Bill that will see the bright line test extended from two-years to five has passed its third reading and now awaits the Royal Assent to become law
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27 Mar 18, 10:04am
The Government's plans to build 3000-4000 affordable homes in Mt Albert will be a litmus test for both its KiwiBuild scheme and Auckland Council's Unitary Plan
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25 Mar 18, 1:26pm
Housing and Urban Development Minister says 29 hectares of Unitec land at Mt Albert will be transferred to Crown ownership; between 3000 and 4000 homes to be constructed
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23 Mar 18, 4:13pm
The PM and Housing Minister have invited media to Unitec in Auckland's Mt Albert on Sunday for a ‘significant announcement’
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22 Mar 18, 3:04pm
The Housing Minister introduces two pieces of legislation to Parliament – one to ban letting fees, the other to slap Aucklanders with a fuel tax
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