Jacinda Ardern

17 Jun 18, 7:09am
It has taken a while but tensions are finally starting to show within the parties that form the Government. Jason Walls argues Andrew Little put it best: ‘This is just coalition government’
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14 Jun 18, 10:48am
Peter Dunne looks back at the collapse of the Coalition Government in 1998 and sees warning signs in the current Government
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10 Jun 18, 7:02am
The Government’s handling of the oil and gas exploration ban has undone much of the goodwill it earned with its business-friendly Budget, Jason Walls says
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7 Jun 18, 9:44pm
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern criticises the Opposition for spreading ‘false claims’ around its working groups
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3 Jun 18, 7:02am
Despite billions of dollars of goodies in the Budget, NZ First is polling below 5% - Jason Walls says this potentially sets up a very interesting six or so weeks when Winston is Acting PM
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1 Jun 18, 11:40am
The Government will spend $50 million on an ‘investment package’ in Northland which includes funding for potentially ‘upgrading and expanding’ the Northland rail line
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1 Jun 18, 7:38am
Treasury boss Gabriel Makhlouf says the age of superannuation entitlement ‘probably should increase’ to help manage what an economist calls NZ’s ‘looming fiscal time-bomb’
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31 May 18, 1:51pm
ANZ’s Business Confidence data shows firms continue to remain pessimistic about the year ahead
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28 May 18, 12:01pm
Westpac economists say the stepping up of Kiwibuild activity will be even 'more gradual' than Treasury's forecasts that have been criticised by the Housing Minister
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25 May 18, 9:27am
Government to exercise 'caution' when deciding which private developments to underwrite as a part of KiwiBuild; Consultant says the real risk with the scheme is that not enough developers get on board
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Cartoon by Jacky Carpenter. (c) interest.co.nz
24 May 18, 1:27pm
Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf says he is “disappointed” with the Housing Minister’s comments that his officials are “kids… disconnected from reality”
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22 May 18, 12:05pm
Simon Bridges says he doesn't want to use Mycoplasma bovis as a ‘political football’, despite the issue for weeks being kicked around by both National and Labour
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21 May 18, 5:19pm
On Friday, Phil Twyford slammed Treasury officials for their KiwiBuild forecasts, calling them 'kids… disconnected from reality' – the Prime Minister says he went too far
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17 May 18, 3:36pm
Budget 2018 - Summary of all tax collections
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17 May 18, 3:13pm
Budget 2018 - Summary of all spending plans
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15 May 18, 5:24pm
Parliament's register of pecuniary interests turns up everything from property ownership, to tickets to see pop star Adele, income from work as a celebrity dancer & a strange alcohol drinking flask
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15 May 18, 11:44am
Ardern admits a $650,000 three-bedroom KiwiBuild home will still be unaffordable for 'too many', but says it's better than the Government doing nothing
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14 May 18, 5:13pm
The Prime Minister releases a letter she sent to Winston Peters detailing the responsibilities he will have as Acting PM when she is on maternity leave starting next month
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14 May 18, 5:02pm
Ardern and Parker avoid US-China crossfire while talking trade; Commit to consulting with public on what should and shouldn't be in free trade agreements
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14 May 18, 3:07pm
The Finance Minister has spent weeks dampening Budget day expectations but experts say the healthy books will show the Government is on track to deliver its fiscal targets
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