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Prime Minister Christopher Luxon wants to live in Premier House ASAP but will shoulder his own living costs until it is ready
1st Mar 24, 6:17pm
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Prime Minister Christopher Luxon wants to live in Premier House ASAP but will shoulder his own living costs until it is ready
The Nats do best when they take the 'national' part of their name seriously, writes Chris Trotter
26th Feb 24, 7:24am
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The Nats do best when they take the 'national' part of their name seriously, writes Chris Trotter
Rates levied by local governments have been flat for a century, even as central government taxation has more than tripled, according to S&P Global Ratings
23rd Feb 24, 12:54pm
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Rates levied by local governments have been flat for a century, even as central government taxation has more than tripled, according to S&P Global Ratings
The Coalition Government has missed its own honeymoon but has held onto its Election Day support
22nd Feb 24, 2:45pm
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The Coalition Government has missed its own honeymoon but has held onto its Election Day support
Credit rating agency S&P Global Ratings says uncertainty surrounding Three Waters reform is weighing on councils' credit ratings
21st Feb 24, 6:51am
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Credit rating agency S&P Global Ratings says uncertainty surrounding Three Waters reform is weighing on councils' credit ratings
Former Finance Minister Grant Robertson to leave Parliament and be replaced as Labour's Finance Spokesperson by Barbara Edmonds
20th Feb 24, 12:22pm
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Former Finance Minister Grant Robertson to leave Parliament and be replaced as Labour's Finance Spokesperson by Barbara Edmonds
Chris Trotter asks whether applying 'tough love' to a 'fragile' nation is the right answer
19th Feb 24, 7:43am
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Chris Trotter asks whether applying 'tough love' to a 'fragile' nation is the right answer
Immigration Minister Erica Stanford says she will tighten visa rules and create long term population plan
18th Feb 24, 2:04pm
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Immigration Minister Erica Stanford says she will tighten visa rules and create long term population plan
Finance Minister Nicola Willis says higher interest rates and rising unemployment could mean the Government has less money to work with in the next budget
15th Feb 24, 10:52am
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Finance Minister Nicola Willis says higher interest rates and rising unemployment could mean the Government has less money to work with in the next budget
Axing the Auckland fuel tax reveals the lack of a real transport plan for NZ’s biggest city, Timothy Welch says
15th Feb 24, 10:08am
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Axing the Auckland fuel tax reveals the lack of a real transport plan for NZ’s biggest city, Timothy Welch says
Proposed Business Growth Fund through which government & banks would make equity investments in SMEs no closer after change of government
15th Feb 24, 5:00am
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Proposed Business Growth Fund through which government & banks would make equity investments in SMEs no closer after change of government
The Coalition Government's water reform policy will be developed by Castalia boss and put in place ahead of the 2025 local body elections
13th Feb 24, 9:41pm
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The Coalition Government's water reform policy will be developed by Castalia boss and put in place ahead of the 2025 local body elections
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Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr says stablecoins and cryptocurrencies are not a credible alternative to central bank money
13th Feb 24, 9:57am
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Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr says stablecoins and cryptocurrencies are not a credible alternative to central bank money
Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission says political parties should reach agreement on superannuation to reduce uncertainty
13th Feb 24, 6:32am
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Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission says political parties should reach agreement on superannuation to reduce uncertainty
Chris Trotter says you can’t just switch populism on and off like a lightbulb. Nor can you boast about ignoring the wishes of the “overwhelming majority” of the New Zealand people. Not if you want to remain the dominant right-wing party
12th Feb 24, 8:02am
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Chris Trotter says you can’t just switch populism on and off like a lightbulb. Nor can you boast about ignoring the wishes of the “overwhelming majority” of the New Zealand people. Not if you want to remain the dominant right-wing party
Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown and Minister for Auckland Simeon Brown are set for a contentious showdown over transport funding in New Zealand's biggest city
10th Feb 24, 9:20am
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Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown and Minister for Auckland Simeon Brown are set for a contentious showdown over transport funding in New Zealand's biggest city
New Statistics Minister Andrew Bayly 'engaging with officials' as Statistics NZ runs behind on CPI review during cost of living crisis due to cost pressures
10th Feb 24, 9:10am
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New Statistics Minister Andrew Bayly 'engaging with officials' as Statistics NZ runs behind on CPI review during cost of living crisis due to cost pressures
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Auckland's 11.5 cent fuel tax will be replaced with toll roads, congestion charging, and targeted property taxes
8th Feb 24, 12:56pm
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Auckland's 11.5 cent fuel tax will be replaced with toll roads, congestion charging, and targeted property taxes
The Coalition Government is slowing minimum wage increases below inflation but research suggests the policy settings don’t matter that much for the wider economy
8th Feb 24, 12:10pm
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The Coalition Government is slowing minimum wage increases below inflation but research suggests the policy settings don’t matter that much for the wider economy
With the Reserve Bank having little choice but to dig its toes in to fight non-tradeable inflation, Gareth Vaughan hopes the Government has an open mind to providing long-term support
8th Feb 24, 5:00am
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With the Reserve Bank having little choice but to dig its toes in to fight non-tradeable inflation, Gareth Vaughan hopes the Government has an open mind to providing long-term support
Prime Minister Christopher Luxon gives a speech about the Coalition Government's broad policy programme after being challenged to scrap Treaty Principles Bill at Waitangi
5th Feb 24, 5:28pm
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Prime Minister Christopher Luxon gives a speech about the Coalition Government's broad policy programme after being challenged to scrap Treaty Principles Bill at Waitangi
In three years’ time, writes Chris Trotter, Chloe Swarbrick will either be a broken political doll – or New Zealand’s first Green prime minister
5th Feb 24, 7:39am
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In three years’ time, writes Chris Trotter, Chloe Swarbrick will either be a broken political doll – or New Zealand’s first Green prime minister
Co-leader contender Chlöe Swarbrick says she can build consensus and the Green Party base as well
2nd Feb 24, 1:52pm
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Co-leader contender Chlöe Swarbrick says she can build consensus and the Green Party base as well
Chlöe Swarbrick standing for Green Party co-leadership, as James Shaws replacement
2nd Feb 24, 11:00am
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Chlöe Swarbrick standing for Green Party co-leadership, as James Shaws replacement
Treasury releases its briefing to incoming ministers but with minimal information or policy advice
1st Feb 24, 3:59pm
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Treasury releases its briefing to incoming ministers but with minimal information or policy advice