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Crown to top up National Land Transport Fund with a $2 billion loan, contributing towards a record $24.3 billion of infrastructure investment being planned for the next 3 years
7th Sep 21, 12:14pm
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Crown to top up National Land Transport Fund with a $2 billion loan, contributing towards a record $24.3 billion of infrastructure investment being planned for the next 3 years
Government pushes ahead with revamped $8.7 billion NZ Upgrade Programme despite officials warning of unclear costs/benefits and 'light touch' governance
9th Jul 21, 4:36pm
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Government pushes ahead with revamped $8.7 billion NZ Upgrade Programme despite officials warning of unclear costs/benefits and 'light touch' governance
MBIE advised the government against making it compulsory for employers and employees that fall under a Fair Pay Agreement to engage in collective bargaining
8th Jul 21, 3:37pm
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MBIE advised the government against making it compulsory for employers and employees that fall under a Fair Pay Agreement to engage in collective bargaining
Motor Industry Association wary of forecasts by Fitch and the Climate Change Commission around the pace at which NZ's vehicle fleet can be electrified
15th Jun 21, 5:13pm
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Motor Industry Association wary of forecasts by Fitch and the Climate Change Commission around the pace at which NZ's vehicle fleet can be electrified
How much could you save or be stung buying a newly imported car under the Government's new feebate scheme? 
13th Jun 21, 11:02am
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How much could you save or be stung buying a newly imported car under the Government's new feebate scheme? 
$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
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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
The RBNZ is picking international and domestic factors causing rising costs for businesses and consumers to ease this year. Will it be right?
28th May 21, 10:17am
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The RBNZ is picking international and domestic factors causing rising costs for businesses and consumers to ease this year. Will it be right?
Chris Trotter argues that Labour has thrown out the old Political Rule Book, and that the new game they’re playing is no longer called 'Democracy' but 'Holding On To Power At All Costs'
10th May 21, 9:33am
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Chris Trotter argues that Labour has thrown out the old Political Rule Book, and that the new game they’re playing is no longer called 'Democracy' but 'Holding On To Power At All Costs'
Government to introduce legislation to enable workers to force employers to engage in collective bargaining; Unions over the moon; Businesses worried about compulsory participation
7th May 21, 1:13pm
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Government to introduce legislation to enable workers to force employers to engage in collective bargaining; Unions over the moon; Businesses worried about compulsory participation
Transport Minister announces 'establishment unit' to 'progress this important city-shaping project'; concedes previous failed attempts to get project running didn't involve Aucklanders enough; decisions at end of this year
31st Mar 21, 3:00pm
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Transport Minister announces 'establishment unit' to 'progress this important city-shaping project'; concedes previous failed attempts to get project running didn't involve Aucklanders enough; decisions at end of this year
A new short term absence benefit available for those who cannot work from home and need to miss work to stay at home while waiting for their COVID test results
8th Feb 21, 5:18pm
by admin
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A new short term absence benefit available for those who cannot work from home and need to miss work to stay at home while waiting for their COVID test results
Govt commits to introducing 'Clean Car Import Standard' this year, giving importers until 2025 to slash the emissions profiles of the vehicles they bring into the country
28th Jan 21, 11:07am
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Govt commits to introducing 'Clean Car Import Standard' this year, giving importers until 2025 to slash the emissions profiles of the vehicles they bring into the country
Govt pushes ahead with pre-election promise to double employees' sick leave to 10 days/year; Maximum unused sick leave that can be carried over to remain at 20 days/year
30th Nov 20, 4:09pm
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Govt pushes ahead with pre-election promise to double employees' sick leave to 10 days/year; Maximum unused sick leave that can be carried over to remain at 20 days/year
A closer look at how Jacinda Ardern has divvied up the government's roles and responsibilities
3rd Nov 20, 7:27pm
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A closer look at how Jacinda Ardern has divvied up the government's roles and responsibilities
National to support NZ First MP's member's bill that seeks to increase the NZ Super residency requirement from 10 to 20 years 
1st Feb 20, 10:04am
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National to support NZ First MP's member's bill that seeks to increase the NZ Super residency requirement from 10 to 20 years 
Veiled threats by eBay and Alibaba that they could be forced to go offline if the Government doesn't give them more time to get ready to start paying GST met with scepticism by MPs
4th Apr 19, 1:21pm
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Veiled threats by eBay and Alibaba that they could be forced to go offline if the Government doesn't give them more time to get ready to start paying GST met with scepticism by MPs
Grant Robertson announces Budget 2019 will be delivered on May 30; Politicking sees collapse of public meeting where Budget priorities would've been discussed
13th Feb 19, 10:20am
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Grant Robertson announces Budget 2019 will be delivered on May 30; Politicking sees collapse of public meeting where Budget priorities would've been discussed
MPs pledge to haul bank bosses in front of a select committee led to questions from a blindsided RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr to Finance Minister Grant Robertson
1st Aug 18, 5:00am
by Jason Walls
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MPs pledge to haul bank bosses in front of a select committee led to questions from a blindsided RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr to Finance Minister Grant Robertson
The Chairman of Parliament's Finance and Expenditure Select Committee has reversed his decision to request banking and insurance CEOs appear before the Select Committee
18th Jun 18, 10:33am
by Jason Walls
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The Chairman of Parliament's Finance and Expenditure Select Committee has reversed his decision to request banking and insurance CEOs appear before the Select Committee
Chairman says bank bosses to be called before Parliament's Finance and Expenditure Select Committee as FMA & RBNZ probe into sector continues
14th Jun 18, 1:34pm
by Jason Walls
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Chairman says bank bosses to be called before Parliament's Finance and Expenditure Select Committee as FMA & RBNZ probe into sector continues
Ministers Robertson & Faafoi say they will meet with the RBNZ & FMA regularly as their work programme on financial services sector conduct and operations develops
30th May 18, 7:47am
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Ministers Robertson & Faafoi say they will meet with the RBNZ & FMA regularly as their work programme on financial services sector conduct and operations develops
The FMA and RBNZ’s top brass to brief MPs on Wednesday following their probe into NZ bank conduct
28th May 18, 1:32pm
by Jason Walls
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The FMA and RBNZ’s top brass to brief MPs on Wednesday following their probe into NZ bank conduct
Michael Wood, the Chairman of Parliament's Finance and Expenditure Select Committee, says summoning bank CEOs to appear before MPs is an ‘open and live option’  
15th May 18, 1:05pm
by Jason Walls
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Michael Wood, the Chairman of Parliament's Finance and Expenditure Select Committee, says summoning bank CEOs to appear before MPs is an ‘open and live option’  
KiwiFund Bill to establish a committee to set up a government-run KiwiSaver scheme passes first reading; National dubs it misguided and unnecessary; Industry speaks out against 'political tinkering' 
22nd Feb 18, 2:47pm
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KiwiFund Bill to establish a committee to set up a government-run KiwiSaver scheme passes first reading; National dubs it misguided and unnecessary; Industry speaks out against 'political tinkering' 
Government to extend deadline for submissions on bill banning foreign house buyers after agreement reached in trade deal
24th Jan 18, 2:29pm
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Government to extend deadline for submissions on bill banning foreign house buyers after agreement reached in trade deal