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Business groups, experts and politicians respond to the Government's new Covid-19 framework
22nd Oct 21, 1:26pm
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Business groups, experts and politicians respond to the Government's new Covid-19 framework
Much-anticipated decision to give 165,000 migrants currently in NZ a one-off pathway to residence welcomed across the board
30th Sep 21, 10:51am
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Much-anticipated decision to give 165,000 migrants currently in NZ a one-off pathway to residence welcomed across the board
National says it would use a traffic light system to reopen New Zealand once 85% of over-12s are fully vaccinated
29th Sep 21, 10:02am
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National says it would use a traffic light system to reopen New Zealand once 85% of over-12s are fully vaccinated
It's as well John Key declined to govern New Zealand with the ham-fistedness on display in his woeful Covid opinion-piece, Chris Trotter says
27th Sep 21, 8:47am
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It's as well John Key declined to govern New Zealand with the ham-fistedness on display in his woeful Covid opinion-piece, Chris Trotter says
Grant Robertson not keen to take up National's idea to extend tax rule change to help businesses with cashflow
17th Sep 21, 5:52pm
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Grant Robertson not keen to take up National's idea to extend tax rule change to help businesses with cashflow
A $41 billion reason for why the Government needs to stop avoiding debate over its spending by dismissing the topic as supposedly niche
14th Sep 21, 1:43pm
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A $41 billion reason for why the Government needs to stop avoiding debate over its spending by dismissing the topic as supposedly niche
Finance Minister Grant Robertson pressures banks to waive contactless payment fees, is unsupportive of National's commercial rent subsidy proposal, and says a pilot for re-opening the border may be delayed
2nd Sep 21, 1:59pm
Finance Minister Grant Robertson pressures banks to waive contactless payment fees, is unsupportive of National's commercial rent subsidy proposal, and says a pilot for re-opening the border may be delayed
Reserve Bank concedes its annual house price growth forecasts have been off by an average of 5.2 percentage points over the past decade
4th Aug 21, 5:23pm
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Reserve Bank concedes its annual house price growth forecasts have been off by an average of 5.2 percentage points over the past decade
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says he moved as quickly as was responsible to give the Reserve Bank new tools to restrict banks' mortgage lending
3rd Aug 21, 2:47pm
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson says he moved as quickly as was responsible to give the Reserve Bank new tools to restrict banks' mortgage lending
Jenée Tibshraeny argues the Government can't ignore inequality bubbling away, with the poor to pay the price for making the wealthy wealthier
29th Jul 21, 11:33am
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Jenée Tibshraeny argues the Government can't ignore inequality bubbling away, with the poor to pay the price for making the wealthy wealthier
Chris Trotter argues that National cannot regain power by simply hoping for the worst
26th Jul 21, 9:47am
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Chris Trotter argues that National cannot regain power by simply hoping for the worst
Chris Trotter ponders whether Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party has found the same electoral sweet-spot that kept John Key’s National Party in the mid-to-high 40s for the best part of a decade
28th Jun 21, 9:44am
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Chris Trotter ponders whether Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party has found the same electoral sweet-spot that kept John Key’s National Party in the mid-to-high 40s for the best part of a decade
Former National leader Todd Muller announces he'll retire from politics in two years' time to prioritise his health and family
23rd Jun 21, 10:53am
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Former National leader Todd Muller announces he'll retire from politics in two years' time to prioritise his health and family
Could former Trump strategist Steve Bannon’s radical right-wing doctrine of 'Traditionalism' offer conservative New Zealand a way out of its deep political funk?
21st Jun 21, 9:46am
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Could former Trump strategist Steve Bannon’s radical right-wing doctrine of 'Traditionalism' offer conservative New Zealand a way out of its deep political funk?
Revenue Minister David Parker says demands for tax cuts aren't as 'realistic or responsible' as they might've been pre-COVID
11th Jun 21, 1:40pm
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Revenue Minister David Parker says demands for tax cuts aren't as 'realistic or responsible' as they might've been pre-COVID
There's likely to be some cross-party consensus on emissions budgets; Differences will arise when it comes to a plan on how to achieve these budgets
9th Jun 21, 6:04pm
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There's likely to be some cross-party consensus on emissions budgets; Differences will arise when it comes to a plan on how to achieve these budgets
Parliament's Finance and Expenditure Committee emphasises importance of RBNZ monitoring the impact of technological innovation on the NZ dollar
9th Jun 21, 10:40am
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Parliament's Finance and Expenditure Committee emphasises importance of RBNZ monitoring the impact of technological innovation on the NZ dollar
Given the events of the week just past, National’s Paul Goldsmith’s unfortunate remarks concerning colonisation could be considered the least of its worries, say Chris Trotter
7th Jun 21, 8:59am
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Given the events of the week just past, National’s Paul Goldsmith’s unfortunate remarks concerning colonisation could be considered the least of its worries, say Chris Trotter
$6 billion cost blowout prompts major changes to the Government's transport plans; Upgrades to Mill Road, SH1 between Whangarei and Port Marsden, and the Takitimu North project affected
4th Jun 21, 10:11am
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$6 billion cost blowout prompts major changes to the Government's transport plans; Upgrades to Mill Road, SH1 between Whangarei and Port Marsden, and the Takitimu North project affected
The only real question, after Thursday’s Budget, is: How long will it take National to realise how profoundly the political game has been – and is being – transformed by Covid and Climate Change? Socialism is no longer a dirty word
24th May 21, 9:17am
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The only real question, after Thursday’s Budget, is: How long will it take National to realise how profoundly the political game has been – and is being – transformed by Covid and Climate Change? Socialism is no longer a dirty word
Jenée Tibshraeny argues this is the opportune time to raise benefits, with homeowners happy, business confidence high and the pre-election battle for 'middle NZ' still a wee way off
23rd May 21, 6:01am
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Jenée Tibshraeny argues this is the opportune time to raise benefits, with homeowners happy, business confidence high and the pre-election battle for 'middle NZ' still a wee way off
Chris Hipkins softens his stance on the public sector wage freeze, committing to reviewing the guidance next year; Unions claim the Government has backed down a little more generally
11th May 21, 3:47pm
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Chris Hipkins softens his stance on the public sector wage freeze, committing to reviewing the guidance next year; Unions claim the Government has backed down a little more generally
A deep dive into what's causing wholesale electricity prices to soar and manufacturers curtail production
18th Apr 21, 6:01am
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A deep dive into what's causing wholesale electricity prices to soar and manufacturers curtail production
Government considering speeding up implementation of its National Policy Statement for urban development
15th Apr 21, 12:01pm
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Government considering speeding up implementation of its National Policy Statement for urban development
National proposes giving councils $50,000 to spend on infrastructure for every building consent issued above historic averages
14th Apr 21, 6:56am
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National proposes giving councils $50,000 to spend on infrastructure for every building consent issued above historic averages