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Scientists warn of risks, while politicians raise concerns around the Government's plan to loosen restrictions in Auckland
4th Oct 21, 8:00pm
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Scientists warn of risks, while politicians raise concerns around the Government's plan to loosen restrictions in Auckland
Delta sees Government empowered to spend billions more than what was budgeted for this year; Too early to say how much of the new contingency will be used and whether more debt will be required
9th Sep 21, 1:41pm
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Delta sees Government empowered to spend billions more than what was budgeted for this year; Too early to say how much of the new contingency will be used and whether more debt will be required
Government payments to businesses total $1.26 billion since the start of this lockdown, as the Wage Subsidy supports 28% of those in paid work
31st Aug 21, 7:20pm
Government payments to businesses total $1.26 billion since the start of this lockdown, as the Wage Subsidy supports 28% of those in paid work
A summary of political parties' border policies - who gets priority, who pays, and how much risk does NZ take on?
22nd Sep 20, 6:17pm
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A summary of political parties' border policies - who gets priority, who pays, and how much risk does NZ take on?
Robertson challenges claims he'll go on a pre-election spending spree, saying helicopter money isn't imminent and he wants to maintain a cash buffer
30th Jun 20, 4:59pm
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Robertson challenges claims he'll go on a pre-election spending spree, saying helicopter money isn't imminent and he wants to maintain a cash buffer
Green Party's wealth tax sees Jacinda Ardern distance herself from the policy and National lump Labour in with the Greens
29th Jun 20, 7:21pm
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Green Party's wealth tax sees Jacinda Ardern distance herself from the policy and National lump Labour in with the Greens
Why the Government needs to start paying attention to where the money being pumped into the economy via QE is going, and who's going to pay for it
18th Jun 20, 10:51am
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Why the Government needs to start paying attention to where the money being pumped into the economy via QE is going, and who's going to pay for it
Neither retailers nor commercial property owners satisfied with where the Government landed on how rent relief should be negotiated
4th Jun 20, 6:42pm
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Neither retailers nor commercial property owners satisfied with where the Government landed on how rent relief should be negotiated
NZ to stay at Level 2 for at least another week, with Cabinet to review this on June 8; Winston Peters says if police allowed protests on Monday, we should be at Level 1 now 
2nd Jun 20, 9:14am
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NZ to stay at Level 2 for at least another week, with Cabinet to review this on June 8; Winston Peters says if police allowed protests on Monday, we should be at Level 1 now 
Law professor and economist flag concerns over Cabinet excusing government departments from providing Regulatory Impact Assessments on COVID-19 policies until August 31
5th May 20, 4:53pm
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Law professor and economist flag concerns over Cabinet excusing government departments from providing Regulatory Impact Assessments on COVID-19 policies until August 31
Jenée Tibshraeny on what was worse than Parliament mistakenly passing a law enabling taxpayers to lend billions to business
2nd May 20, 3:24pm
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Jenée Tibshraeny on what was worse than Parliament mistakenly passing a law enabling taxpayers to lend billions to business
Govt to announce commercial property sector support this week; Banks nearly ready to write taxpayer-backed business loans; Treasury says 'bespoke' support for big business could involve debt, equity or regulatory relief
1st Apr 20, 2:54pm
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Govt to announce commercial property sector support this week; Banks nearly ready to write taxpayer-backed business loans; Treasury says 'bespoke' support for big business could involve debt, equity or regulatory relief
First phase of Govt's Covid-19 support package worth 4% of GDP; Includes wage subsidies, benefit increases and depreciation deductions for commercial and industrial buildings
17th Mar 20, 2:00pm
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First phase of Govt's Covid-19 support package worth 4% of GDP; Includes wage subsidies, benefit increases and depreciation deductions for commercial and industrial buildings
'Sometimes doing your best is not enough,' State Services Commissioner says on finding Treasury's systems were susceptible to security breaches at Budget 2018 as well as 2019
28th Feb 20, 12:29pm
'Sometimes doing your best is not enough,' State Services Commissioner says on finding Treasury's systems were susceptible to security breaches at Budget 2018 as well as 2019
The PM is dismissive of the Deputy PM telling Grey Power Cabinet is working on making it harder for migrants to get Super and considering requiring employers of over-65s to match their employees' KiwiSaver contributions
20th May 19, 7:17pm
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The PM is dismissive of the Deputy PM telling Grey Power Cabinet is working on making it harder for migrants to get Super and considering requiring employers of over-65s to match their employees' KiwiSaver contributions
Jen​ée Tibshraeny crunches the numbers to figure out whether criticisms that the Labour Party is the 'tax party' are well-founded
28th Oct 18, 7:02am
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Jen​ée Tibshraeny crunches the numbers to figure out whether criticisms that the Labour Party is the 'tax party' are well-founded
National’s Judith Collins says the likely small size of the dwellings in the new Unitec development housing area will put pressure on borrowers, as it means banks will require a larger deposit
5th Apr 18, 5:27pm
by Jason Walls
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National’s Judith Collins says the likely small size of the dwellings in the new Unitec development housing area will put pressure on borrowers, as it means banks will require a larger deposit
Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway says the Government never had a specific target for cutting immigration numbers, but National says Labour was beating the anti-immigration drum in the election campaign and is now “backsliding on a grand scale”
14th Mar 18, 8:48am
by Jason Walls
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Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway says the Government never had a specific target for cutting immigration numbers, but National says Labour was beating the anti-immigration drum in the election campaign and is now “backsliding on a grand scale”
Peter Dunne picks his politician of the year. It's not the person you would expect
14th Dec 17, 9:56am
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Peter Dunne picks his politician of the year. It's not the person you would expect
Roger J Kerr says the financial markets are looking for reassurance from the new Government
24th Oct 17, 9:56am
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Roger J Kerr says the financial markets are looking for reassurance from the new Government
Roger J Kerr says local US dollar exporting companies have been actively positioning their hedge books ahead of the decision on a new government
16th Oct 17, 8:26am
Roger J Kerr says local US dollar exporting companies have been actively positioning their hedge books ahead of the decision on a new government
Roger J Kerr says the Kiwi dollar could go up or down depending on the composition of the future government
9th Oct 17, 9:38am
Roger J Kerr says the Kiwi dollar could go up or down depending on the composition of the future government
Roger J Kerr says higher interest rates could be expected if we get a Labour-Greens-led government
9th Oct 17, 9:22am
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Roger J Kerr says higher interest rates could be expected if we get a Labour-Greens-led government
Lessons from Jim Anderton’s time as Industry and Regional Development Minister might well provide a valuable road map to how Winston Peters will be courted by Labour and National
29th Sep 17, 5:02am
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Lessons from Jim Anderton’s time as Industry and Regional Development Minister might well provide a valuable road map to how Winston Peters will be courted by Labour and National
Assuming National does lead the next Government, it needs to urgently address the dog's breakfast it had created with the housing portfolio
25th Sep 17, 3:47pm
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Assuming National does lead the next Government, it needs to urgently address the dog's breakfast it had created with the housing portfolio