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As US Modern Monetary Theory advocates make their case in Australia, Gareth Vaughan explains the world through their lens and how it might go down in New Zealand
24th Feb 24, 9:50am
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As US Modern Monetary Theory advocates make their case in Australia, Gareth Vaughan explains the world through their lens and how it might go down in New Zealand
Rates levied by local governments have been flat for a century, even as central government taxation has more than tripled, according to S&P Global Ratings
23rd Feb 24, 12:54pm
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Rates levied by local governments have been flat for a century, even as central government taxation has more than tripled, according to S&P Global Ratings
The Coalition Government has missed its own honeymoon but has held onto its Election Day support
22nd Feb 24, 2:45pm
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The Coalition Government has missed its own honeymoon but has held onto its Election Day support
Credit rating agency S&P Global Ratings says uncertainty surrounding Three Waters reform is weighing on councils' credit ratings
21st Feb 24, 6:51am
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Credit rating agency S&P Global Ratings says uncertainty surrounding Three Waters reform is weighing on councils' credit ratings
Commerce & Consumer Affairs Minister Andrew Bayly says banking probe could look at encouraging more lending to 'productive' sectors instead of housing
19th Feb 24, 10:10am
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Commerce & Consumer Affairs Minister Andrew Bayly says banking probe could look at encouraging more lending to 'productive' sectors instead of housing
Chris Trotter asks whether applying 'tough love' to a 'fragile' nation is the right answer
19th Feb 24, 7:43am
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Chris Trotter asks whether applying 'tough love' to a 'fragile' nation is the right answer
Finance Minister Nicola Willis says higher interest rates and rising unemployment could mean the Government has less money to work with in the next budget
15th Feb 24, 10:52am
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Finance Minister Nicola Willis says higher interest rates and rising unemployment could mean the Government has less money to work with in the next budget
Proposed Business Growth Fund through which government & banks would make equity investments in SMEs no closer after change of government
15th Feb 24, 5:00am
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Proposed Business Growth Fund through which government & banks would make equity investments in SMEs no closer after change of government
Local Government Minister Simeon Brown advocates for localism in Parliamentary debates but overrules Aucklanders from his Beehive office
14th Feb 24, 3:19pm
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Local Government Minister Simeon Brown advocates for localism in Parliamentary debates but overrules Aucklanders from his Beehive office
The Coalition Government's water reform policy will be developed by Castalia boss and put in place ahead of the 2025 local body elections
13th Feb 24, 9:41pm
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The Coalition Government's water reform policy will be developed by Castalia boss and put in place ahead of the 2025 local body elections
Chris Trotter says you can’t just switch populism on and off like a lightbulb. Nor can you boast about ignoring the wishes of the “overwhelming majority” of the New Zealand people. Not if you want to remain the dominant right-wing party
12th Feb 24, 8:02am
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Chris Trotter says you can’t just switch populism on and off like a lightbulb. Nor can you boast about ignoring the wishes of the “overwhelming majority” of the New Zealand people. Not if you want to remain the dominant right-wing party
Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown and Minister for Auckland Simeon Brown are set for a contentious showdown over transport funding in New Zealand's biggest city
10th Feb 24, 9:20am
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Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown and Minister for Auckland Simeon Brown are set for a contentious showdown over transport funding in New Zealand's biggest city
New Statistics Minister Andrew Bayly 'engaging with officials' as Statistics NZ runs behind on CPI review during cost of living crisis due to cost pressures
10th Feb 24, 9:10am
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New Statistics Minister Andrew Bayly 'engaging with officials' as Statistics NZ runs behind on CPI review during cost of living crisis due to cost pressures
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Auckland's 11.5 cent fuel tax will be replaced with toll roads, congestion charging, and targeted property taxes
8th Feb 24, 12:56pm
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Auckland's 11.5 cent fuel tax will be replaced with toll roads, congestion charging, and targeted property taxes
With the Reserve Bank having little choice but to dig its toes in to fight non-tradeable inflation, Gareth Vaughan hopes the Government has an open mind to providing long-term support
8th Feb 24, 5:00am
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With the Reserve Bank having little choice but to dig its toes in to fight non-tradeable inflation, Gareth Vaughan hopes the Government has an open mind to providing long-term support
Prime Minister Christopher Luxon gives a speech about the Coalition Government's broad policy programme after being challenged to scrap Treaty Principles Bill at Waitangi
5th Feb 24, 5:28pm
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Prime Minister Christopher Luxon gives a speech about the Coalition Government's broad policy programme after being challenged to scrap Treaty Principles Bill at Waitangi
Coalition Government lifts minimum wage to $23.15 which the Council of Trade Unions says is a cut in real terms
1st Feb 24, 3:42pm
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Coalition Government lifts minimum wage to $23.15 which the Council of Trade Unions says is a cut in real terms
The Left’s belief that intransigent minorities will not be electorally punished for spitting the face of the majority is truly bizarre, writes Chris Trotter
29th Jan 24, 9:03am
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The Left’s belief that intransigent minorities will not be electorally punished for spitting the face of the majority is truly bizarre, writes Chris Trotter
Reserve Bank finally convinces politicians to support debt-to-income restrictions for home loan borrowers after years of lobbying
25th Jan 24, 4:12pm
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Reserve Bank finally convinces politicians to support debt-to-income restrictions for home loan borrowers after years of lobbying
Six Kiwi soldiers will help target airstrikes against Houthi forces threatening key shipping route in the Middle East
23rd Jan 24, 6:14pm
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Six Kiwi soldiers will help target airstrikes against Houthi forces threatening key shipping route in the Middle East
Saturday's Hui was an impressive demonstration of the power of te iwi Māori, Chris Trotter says
22nd Jan 24, 9:43am
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Saturday's Hui was an impressive demonstration of the power of te iwi Māori, Chris Trotter says
Independent economist Brian Easton says Christopher Luxon has to address the need to maintain and enhance New Zealand’s social cohesion
22nd Jan 24, 8:45am
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Independent economist Brian Easton says Christopher Luxon has to address the need to maintain and enhance New Zealand’s social cohesion
Prime Minister Christopher Luxon told his National caucus to avoid ‘ideological debates’ and support one another's mental health at a caucus retreat this week
20th Jan 24, 9:20am
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Prime Minister Christopher Luxon told his National caucus to avoid ‘ideological debates’ and support one another's mental health at a caucus retreat this week
Independent economist Brian Easton says the New Zealand economy is struggling and he believes the new government will struggle to implement its economic promises
15th Jan 24, 8:25am
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Independent economist Brian Easton says the New Zealand economy is struggling and he believes the new government will struggle to implement its economic promises
2023 will be remembered as a year of political and economic correction, for better or worse
24th Dec 23, 6:00am
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2023 will be remembered as a year of political and economic correction, for better or worse