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Chris Trotter looks at Labour's history with the Greens, and suggests in Auckland Central Jacinda Ardern should free her party’s supporters to shift their electorate vote to the Greens’ Chloe Swarbrick
12th Oct 20, 9:11am
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Chris Trotter looks at Labour's history with the Greens, and suggests in Auckland Central Jacinda Ardern should free her party’s supporters to shift their electorate vote to the Greens’ Chloe Swarbrick
Chris Trotter looks at Winston Peters' handbrake pitch as the NZ First leader presents himself as the indispensable 'Wise Counsellor' to either 'Queen'
20th Jul 20, 8:00am
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Chris Trotter looks at Winston Peters' handbrake pitch as the NZ First leader presents himself as the indispensable 'Wise Counsellor' to either 'Queen'
Guy Trafford is disappointed that the latest MPI aspirational document highlights yet more confusing signals for the rural sector, devoid of detail of what will be supported
8th Jul 20, 10:09am
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Guy Trafford is disappointed that the latest MPI aspirational document highlights yet more confusing signals for the rural sector, devoid of detail of what will be supported
Decision on where to move parts of the Ports of Auckland kicked down the road, as a new study suggests it should be moved to the Manukau Harbour, not Northport
7th Jul 20, 11:33am
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Decision on where to move parts of the Ports of Auckland kicked down the road, as a new study suggests it should be moved to the Manukau Harbour, not Northport
Credit unions and building societies are battling away, serving regional New Zealand during these tough times. Could the Provincial Growth Fund, or the RBNZ, help them shore their positions up and even grow?
27th Jun 20, 9:31am
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Credit unions and building societies are battling away, serving regional New Zealand during these tough times. Could the Provincial Growth Fund, or the RBNZ, help them shore their positions up and even grow?
Guy Trafford reports that new rains will start the cycle of recovery, but some may find it harder than others. And finally, officials start to face the consequences of excessive tax-farming with forests
25th Jun 20, 9:24am
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Guy Trafford reports that new rains will start the cycle of recovery, but some may find it harder than others. And finally, officials start to face the consequences of excessive tax-farming with forests
Start date for four regional banking hub pilots pushed back until 'social activity is as close to normal as possible'
19th Jun 20, 1:26pm
Start date for four regional banking hub pilots pushed back until 'social activity is as close to normal as possible'
Gisborne forestry workers to be redeployed to roading and conservation work as part of $100m Government package
20th Mar 20, 11:40am
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Gisborne forestry workers to be redeployed to roading and conservation work as part of $100m Government package
Phil Twyford says the cost of capital isn't the only thing being considered by Cabinet, as it decides whether NZTA or the NZ Super Fund and its Canadian partner should build Auckland's light rail
5th Mar 20, 5:00am
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Phil Twyford says the cost of capital isn't the only thing being considered by Cabinet, as it decides whether NZTA or the NZ Super Fund and its Canadian partner should build Auckland's light rail
How National ruling out a relationship with NZ First pressures NZ First to further position itself as a 'handbrake' on the left without going so far as to making the Coalition Government unelectable
3rd Feb 20, 2:42pm
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How National ruling out a relationship with NZ First pressures NZ First to further position itself as a 'handbrake' on the left without going so far as to making the Coalition Government unelectable
Penlink, the Tauranga Northern Link, Otaki to Levin, Mill Road and the Skypath among transport projects to get government funding
29th Jan 20, 11:04am
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Penlink, the Tauranga Northern Link, Otaki to Levin, Mill Road and the Skypath among transport projects to get government funding
Reality bites the Government, as Ministry of Transport says it hasn't even started looking at Auckland light rail plans yet, and Cabinet seeks to fill gaping holes in working group report on moving the Ports of Auckland
15th Dec 19, 6:02am
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Reality bites the Government, as Ministry of Transport says it hasn't even started looking at Auckland light rail plans yet, and Cabinet seeks to fill gaping holes in working group report on moving the Ports of Auckland
Jacinda Ardern says Cabinet has agreed it's unsustainable for the Ports of Auckland to be the country's 'key import port'; Report due Thursday expected to recommend a shift to Northland
9th Dec 19, 6:42pm
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Jacinda Ardern says Cabinet has agreed it's unsustainable for the Ports of Auckland to be the country's 'key import port'; Report due Thursday expected to recommend a shift to Northland
Peter Dunne says the controversy over NZ First's funding is already raising questions about how the reputation of the current Government may be affected
21st Nov 19, 9:07am
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Peter Dunne says the controversy over NZ First's funding is already raising questions about how the reputation of the current Government may be affected
The West Coast managed to do what the major centres couldn’t and had 'thousands' turn out to register their dislike of Government policies. The GDT continues to improve
20th Nov 19, 10:16am
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The West Coast managed to do what the major centres couldn’t and had 'thousands' turn out to register their dislike of Government policies. The GDT continues to improve
Guy Trafford sees farmers starting to get militant over Government policies that starve rural communities of services, with elections less than a year away
15th Nov 19, 9:30am
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Guy Trafford sees farmers starting to get militant over Government policies that starve rural communities of services, with elections less than a year away
Guy Trafford looks at what the latest variation to the Climate Response Bill the Government has handed out to farmers, and wonders what have the Greens received for their agreement
25th Oct 19, 10:07am
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Guy Trafford looks at what the latest variation to the Climate Response Bill the Government has handed out to farmers, and wonders what have the Greens received for their agreement
Unionists pushing for fair pay agreements get another consultation document rather than the draft legislation they were hoping for; National says the Government needs to stop stalling and can the idea altogether
17th Oct 19, 2:07pm
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Unionists pushing for fair pay agreements get another consultation document rather than the draft legislation they were hoping for; National says the Government needs to stop stalling and can the idea altogether
Peter Dunne says next year the Government may learn the hard way that more of the same is no longer a winning electoral formula, no matter how positively it is promoted
17th Oct 19, 9:14am
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Peter Dunne says next year the Government may learn the hard way that more of the same is no longer a winning electoral formula, no matter how positively it is promoted
Winston Peters tells unionists wanting a fair pay agreement framework legislated that change can't happen overnight; Jacinda Ardern says the Government's still 'consensus building' and fair pay agreements are part of a 'longer-term solution'
15th Oct 19, 4:36pm
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Winston Peters tells unionists wanting a fair pay agreement framework legislated that change can't happen overnight; Jacinda Ardern says the Government's still 'consensus building' and fair pay agreements are part of a 'longer-term solution'
Northland Chamber of Commerce chief executive Stephen Smith says shifting the Ports of Auckland to Northport could cost $20 billion and take 10 to 15 years
7th Oct 19, 4:41pm
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Northland Chamber of Commerce chief executive Stephen Smith says shifting the Ports of Auckland to Northport could cost $20 billion and take 10 to 15 years
Closing the Ports of Auckland and moving its operations to Whangarei would cost $10.3 billion according to EY report  
4th Oct 19, 1:49pm
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Closing the Ports of Auckland and moving its operations to Whangarei would cost $10.3 billion according to EY report  
Peter Dunne looks at the challenges Labour faces from being in coalition with NZ First suggesting the party needs to take a stand against a NZ First position on a drugs issue
3rd Oct 19, 9:53am
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Peter Dunne looks at the challenges Labour faces from being in coalition with NZ First suggesting the party needs to take a stand against a NZ First position on a drugs issue
Government says the big banks have promised not to close any regional branches while a four-location trial of banking hubs is under way from early next year
30th Sep 19, 3:00pm
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Government says the big banks have promised not to close any regional branches while a four-location trial of banking hubs is under way from early next year
NZ First's Shane Jones and Winston Peters announce $98.4 million investment from the Provincial Growth Fund in Auckland to Whangarei rail line
6th Sep 19, 12:16pm
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NZ First's Shane Jones and Winston Peters announce $98.4 million investment from the Provincial Growth Fund in Auckland to Whangarei rail line