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3rd Aug 21, 2:47pm
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says he moved as quickly as was responsible to give the Reserve Bank new tools to restrict banks' mortgage lending
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
29th Jul 21, 11:33am
Jenée Tibshraeny argues the Government can't ignore inequality bubbling away, with the poor to pay the price for making the wealthy wealthier
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
26th Jul 21, 9:47am
Chris Trotter argues that National cannot regain power by simply hoping for the worst
Chris Trotter argues that National cannot regain power by simply hoping for the worst
26th Jul 21, 9:47am
28th Jun 21, 9:44am
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
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
23rd Jun 21, 10:53am
Former National leader Todd Muller announces he'll retire from politics in two years' time to prioritise his health and family
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
21st Jun 21, 9:46am
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?
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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11th Jun 21, 1:40pm
Revenue Minister David Parker says demands for tax cuts aren't as 'realistic or responsible' as they might've been pre-COVID
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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
11th Jun 21, 1:40pm
9th Jun 21, 6:04pm
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
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
9th Jun 21, 10:40am
Parliament's Finance and Expenditure Committee emphasises importance of RBNZ monitoring the impact of technological innovation on the NZ dollar
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
7th Jun 21, 8:59am
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
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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4th Jun 21, 10:11am
$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
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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
4th Jun 21, 10:11am
24th May 21, 9:17am
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
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
23rd May 21, 6:01am
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
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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11th May 21, 3:47pm
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
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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
11th May 21, 3:47pm
18th Apr 21, 6:01am
A deep dive into what's causing wholesale electricity prices to soar and manufacturers curtail production
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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15th Apr 21, 12:01pm
Government considering speeding up implementation of its National Policy Statement for urban development
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Government considering speeding up implementation of its National Policy Statement for urban development
15th Apr 21, 12:01pm
14th Apr 21, 6:56am
National proposes giving councils $50,000 to spend on infrastructure for every building consent issued above historic averages
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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6th Apr 21, 4:00pm
Quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and Australia to begin on April 19
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Quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and Australia to begin on April 19
6th Apr 21, 4:00pm
22nd Mar 21, 6:13pm
The wait for a trans-Tasman bubble continues, as the PM announces a commencement date will be unveiled on April 6
The wait for a trans-Tasman bubble continues, as the PM announces a commencement date will be unveiled on April 6
22nd Mar 21, 6:13pm
15th Mar 21, 10:15am
Chris Trotter argues that the National Party’s political survival in the twenty-first century may depend upon its willingness to not only adopt Labour’s policies – but anticipate them
Chris Trotter argues that the National Party’s political survival in the twenty-first century may depend upon its willingness to not only adopt Labour’s policies – but anticipate them
15th Mar 21, 10:15am
14th Mar 21, 6:01am
Gareth Vaughan looks at a rare occurrence of the National Party and the E tū union being on the same side against the Labour government, and why we should reframe the discussion on government spending
Gareth Vaughan looks at a rare occurrence of the National Party and the E tū union being on the same side against the Labour government, and why we should reframe the discussion on government spending
14th Mar 21, 6:01am
10th Mar 21, 10:00am
Bill English takes aim at central banks for overcooking their responses to COVID-19 in fear of repeating mistakes made during the Global Financial Crisis
Bill English takes aim at central banks for overcooking their responses to COVID-19 in fear of repeating mistakes made during the Global Financial Crisis
10th Mar 21, 10:00am
9th Mar 21, 6:08pm
Judith Collins wouldn't empower the country's banking regulator to restrict interest-only mortgage lending, arguing the Government shouldn't outsource its housing policy to the RBNZ
Judith Collins wouldn't empower the country's banking regulator to restrict interest-only mortgage lending, arguing the Government shouldn't outsource its housing policy to the RBNZ
9th Mar 21, 6:08pm
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24th Feb 21, 1:04pm
Government funding to community housing providers sees only 12 families benefit from progressive home ownership thus far
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Government funding to community housing providers sees only 12 families benefit from progressive home ownership thus far
24th Feb 21, 1:04pm
22nd Feb 21, 9:00am
Document reveals Treasury - like National - wanted the RBNZ to put conditions on its Funding for Lending Programme to direct cheap funding to businesses
Document reveals Treasury - like National - wanted the RBNZ to put conditions on its Funding for Lending Programme to direct cheap funding to businesses
22nd Feb 21, 9:00am

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