sign uplog in
Want to go ad-free? Find out how, here.

John Key

5th Jul 16, 2:33pm
Key says expects RBNZ to take extra measures to limit lending to rental property investors in Auckland and other high growth areas; RBNZ to speak on Thursday on housing market and Macro-Prudential policy
Key says expects RBNZ to take extra measures to limit lending to rental property investors in Auckland and other high growth areas; RBNZ to speak on Thursday on housing market and Macro-Prudential policy
5th Jul 16, 2:33pm
[Updated]
5th Jul 16, 2:00pm
by Ron Pol
Ron Pol concedes defeat and leaves parting gift of policy suggestions beyond the Shewan report
[Updated]
Ron Pol concedes defeat and leaves parting gift of policy suggestions beyond the Shewan report
5th Jul 16, 2:00pm
4th Jul 16, 6:58pm
PM says Arthur Grimes' call to build 150,000 new houses in Auckland to produce a 'supply shock' that drives prices down 40% is a 'crazy idea'; says home owners don't want equity values to fall; says it would hurt banks
PM says Arthur Grimes' call to build 150,000 new houses in Auckland to produce a 'supply shock' that drives prices down 40% is a 'crazy idea'; says home owners don't want equity values to fall; says it would hurt banks
4th Jul 16, 6:58pm
4th Jul 16, 10:57am
Building Minister says Cabinet considering granting compulsory acquisition powers for Urban Development Authorities; initially says could be used to combat land-bankers, but then back-tracks; Reaction mixed
Building Minister says Cabinet considering granting compulsory acquisition powers for Urban Development Authorities; initially says could be used to combat land-bankers, but then back-tracks; Reaction mixed
4th Jul 16, 10:57am
3rd Jul 16, 12:33pm
Central Government to create temporary fund to pay for roads and pipes in high growth cities such as Auckland, Christchurch, Tauranga, Hamilton and Queenstown; Councils will have to repay funds or buy back infrastructure after houses built
Central Government to create temporary fund to pay for roads and pipes in high growth cities such as Auckland, Christchurch, Tauranga, Hamilton and Queenstown; Councils will have to repay funds or buy back infrastructure after houses built
3rd Jul 16, 12:33pm
28th Jun 16, 10:30am
by Ron Pol
Ron Pol cheers John Shewan's report on foreign trust disclosure, says with him exercising the nuclear option the government's choices are now stark
Ron Pol cheers John Shewan's report on foreign trust disclosure, says with him exercising the nuclear option the government's choices are now stark
28th Jun 16, 10:30am
27th Jun 16, 10:29am
PM doesn't see OCR cut on August 11 more likely after Brexit vote; says RBNZ still forecasting 3%-plus growth; Wheeler still has buffer, but Brexit no reason to cut by itself, he says; New FTA needed with UK post Brexit
PM doesn't see OCR cut on August 11 more likely after Brexit vote; says RBNZ still forecasting 3%-plus growth; Wheeler still has buffer, but Brexit no reason to cut by itself, he says; New FTA needed with UK post Brexit
27th Jun 16, 10:29am
21st Jun 16, 11:30am
What the government does not need to know about you if you're a non-resident trying to set up a NZ foreign trust or company
What the government does not need to know about you if you're a non-resident trying to set up a NZ foreign trust or company
21st Jun 16, 11:30am
21st Jun 16, 7:27am
Much work and key decisions still ahead as government looks to roll out phase 2 of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act
Much work and key decisions still ahead as government looks to roll out phase 2 of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act
21st Jun 16, 7:27am
20th Jun 16, 10:35am
PM says Govt looking at creating urban development authorities to allow developers to build both horizontal infrastructure and buildings and then recover money through development contributions; Chinese developers interested, he says
PM says Govt looking at creating urban development authorities to allow developers to build both horizontal infrastructure and buildings and then recover money through development contributions; Chinese developers interested, he says
20th Jun 16, 10:35am
13th Jun 16, 11:06am
Terry Baucher argues now is a good time to address unintended consequences through a full review of the tax rules for trusts
Terry Baucher argues now is a good time to address unintended consequences through a full review of the tax rules for trusts
13th Jun 16, 11:06am
13th Jun 16, 10:18am
PM cites changing societal norms of later families, more people wanting to rent to explain falling home ownership rate; says RBNZ best placed to target rental property investors; won't use crisis or bubble words for Auckland
PM cites changing societal norms of later families, more people wanting to rent to explain falling home ownership rate; says RBNZ best placed to target rental property investors; won't use crisis or bubble words for Auckland
13th Jun 16, 10:18am
12th Jun 16, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey says the Government should listen to Treasury's advice that a surge of low skilled migrants could stunt productivity and wage growth
Bernard Hickey says the Government should listen to Treasury's advice that a surge of low skilled migrants could stunt productivity and wage growth
12th Jun 16, 5:02am
31st May 16, 2:37pm
Justice Minister confirms Govt accelerating 2nd round of Anti Money Laundering rules to include real estate agents, solicitors and lawyers by mid 2017; move follows Panama Papers publicity
Justice Minister confirms Govt accelerating 2nd round of Anti Money Laundering rules to include real estate agents, solicitors and lawyers by mid 2017; move follows Panama Papers publicity
31st May 16, 2:37pm
27th May 16, 3:57pm
Key says the National Policy Statement on urban land use will direct Auckland Council to release land if it fails to meet targets
Key says the National Policy Statement on urban land use will direct Auckland Council to release land if it fails to meet targets
27th May 16, 3:57pm
27th May 16, 3:56pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; Kiwibank ends sub-4% mortgage special; Westland forecast tops Fonterra's; FMA acts; Strong bidding for govt bonds
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; Kiwibank ends sub-4% mortgage special; Westland forecast tops Fonterra's; FMA acts; Strong bidding for govt bonds
27th May 16, 3:56pm
[Updated]
27th May 16, 1:15pm
Nelson's stock exchange, 'a big Ponzi scheme,' and other tales from John Key's offshore financial services centre
[Updated]
Nelson's stock exchange, 'a big Ponzi scheme,' and other tales from John Key's offshore financial services centre
27th May 16, 1:15pm
26th May 16, 3:39pm
Budget 2016 - Summary of all tax collections
Budget 2016 - Summary of all tax collections
26th May 16, 3:39pm
26th May 16, 3:02pm
Budget 2016 - Summary of all spending plans
Budget 2016 - Summary of all spending plans
26th May 16, 3:02pm
25th May 16, 10:49am
Twyford points to collapse in home ownership rates in South and West Auckland since 2006 and investors hoover up properties; PM says home ownership rates falling all over the world, points to KiwiSaver HomeStart; Debate rages on 'crisis' and motel debts
Twyford points to collapse in home ownership rates in South and West Auckland since 2006 and investors hoover up properties; PM says home ownership rates falling all over the world, points to KiwiSaver HomeStart; Debate rages on 'crisis' and motel debts
25th May 16, 10:49am
20th May 16, 10:04am
by Guest
Alex Johnston on how Auckland's housing crisis is creating 'angry birds', apartments and housing affordability, 'Big Oil' the new 'Big Tobacco' and ANZ's investment in fossil fuels
Alex Johnston on how Auckland's housing crisis is creating 'angry birds', apartments and housing affordability, 'Big Oil' the new 'Big Tobacco' and ANZ's investment in fossil fuels
20th May 16, 10:04am
[Updated]
16th May 16, 4:42pm
Key says Govt looking at $3 bln tax cut, either in Budget 2017 or before 2017 election; still committed to cutting net debt to 20% of GDP
[Updated]
Key says Govt looking at $3 bln tax cut, either in Budget 2017 or before 2017 election; still committed to cutting net debt to 20% of GDP
16th May 16, 4:42pm
[Updated]
16th May 16, 10:05am
Key defends Govt's actions on affordable and social housing as reports emerge of Auckland families living in garages, cars and containers; suggests families talk to Work and Income; Smith flags land release directive; sees ChCh as model
[Updated]
Key defends Govt's actions on affordable and social housing as reports emerge of Auckland families living in garages, cars and containers; suggests families talk to Work and Income; Smith flags land release directive; sees ChCh as model
16th May 16, 10:05am
11th May 16, 4:13pm
PM and Finance Minister say they're open to RBNZ proposal for new Macro-Prudential measures, including debt-to-income limits
PM and Finance Minister say they're open to RBNZ proposal for new Macro-Prudential measures, including debt-to-income limits
11th May 16, 4:13pm
10th May 16, 8:21am
Gareth Vaughan argues PM John Key is failing in his role as promoter and custodian of NZ's international standing and reputation over the Panama Papers
Gareth Vaughan argues PM John Key is failing in his role as promoter and custodian of NZ's international standing and reputation over the Panama Papers
10th May 16, 8:21am

Pages