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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
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
National says it would only continue contributing to the Super Fund if 'fiscal conditions allow'
27th Apr 22, 10:19am
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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National says it would only continue contributing to the Super Fund if 'fiscal conditions allow'
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
Simon Bridges’ memoir, ‘National Identity: Confessions of an Outsider’, illustrates that humans are more complicated than the categories we put them into. Brian Easton's review
18th Apr 22, 12:00pm
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Simon Bridges’ memoir, ‘National Identity: Confessions of an Outsider’, illustrates that humans are more complicated than the categories we put them into. Brian Easton's review
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
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
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
National Party Deputy Leader Nicola Willis appointed Finance spokesperson; Housing portfolio passed on to Chris Bishop
16th Mar 22, 10:00am
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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National Party Deputy Leader Nicola Willis appointed Finance spokesperson; Housing portfolio passed on to Chris Bishop
National Party Finance spokesperson Simon Bridges retiring to explore 'commercial opportunities'; Says he has 'every confidence in National to win the election'
15th Mar 22, 11:57am
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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National Party Finance spokesperson Simon Bridges retiring to explore 'commercial opportunities'; Says he has 'every confidence in National to win the election'
Opinion divided over how much more easily borrowers will be able to access credit under proposed changes to the CCCFA
11th Mar 22, 4:36pm
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Opinion divided over how much more easily borrowers will be able to access credit under proposed changes to the CCCFA
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
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
How parents who help their kids buy houses might get stung (a little less than before) under the bright-line test
6th Mar 22, 6:00am
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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How parents who help their kids buy houses might get stung (a little less than before) under the bright-line test
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
National commits to restoring inflation as the Reserve Bank's sole monetary policy target, removing the employment target and the requirement for the Bank to assess the impacts of policy changes on house prices
10th Feb 22, 4:19pm
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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National commits to restoring inflation as the Reserve Bank's sole monetary policy target, removing the employment target and the requirement for the Bank to assess the impacts of policy changes on house prices
Proposed ACC-run insurance scheme to cover job losses due to redundancy and sickness/disability - at a cost to employees and employers; National says it would abolish the scheme
2nd Feb 22, 10:41am
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Proposed ACC-run insurance scheme to cover job losses due to redundancy and sickness/disability - at a cost to employees and employers; National says it would abolish the scheme
David Hargreaves highlights some of the issues he's looking out for in 2022 and ponders what's looking increasingly like a very unpleasant legacy of the global pandemic
9th Dec 21, 10:03am
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David Hargreaves highlights some of the issues he's looking out for in 2022 and ponders what's looking increasingly like a very unpleasant legacy of the global pandemic
Simon Bridges softens his criticism of Adrian Orr after saying he wouldn't reappoint him Reserve Bank governor; David Seymour says the OCR should've been hiked sooner
7th Dec 21, 3:51pm
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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Simon Bridges softens his criticism of Adrian Orr after saying he wouldn't reappoint him Reserve Bank governor; David Seymour says the OCR should've been hiked sooner
National's caucus reshuffle: Collins demoted, Muller back in, Bishop and Stanford winners, Bayly, Woodhouse and McClay losers
6th Dec 21, 3:55pm
by Jenée Tibshraeny
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National's caucus reshuffle: Collins demoted, Muller back in, Bishop and Stanford winners, Bayly, Woodhouse and McClay losers
Luxon has, very clearly, chosen to reject the option of presenting a 'flinty-faced' National Party to an electorate grown accustomed to the rhetoric of 'kindness'
6th Dec 21, 9:14am
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Luxon has, very clearly, chosen to reject the option of presenting a 'flinty-faced' National Party to an electorate grown accustomed to the rhetoric of 'kindness'
New National Party leader Christopher Luxon gives rival Simon Bridges the Finance Portfolio
2nd Dec 21, 2:22pm
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New National Party leader Christopher Luxon gives rival Simon Bridges the Finance Portfolio
Christopher Luxon, an MP only since last year, becomes National Party Leader with Nicola Willis the new Deputy Leader
30th Nov 21, 3:42pm
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Christopher Luxon, an MP only since last year, becomes National Party Leader with Nicola Willis the new Deputy Leader