regional development

5 Feb 19, 2:48pm
Ministry responds to National's criticism the Provincial Growth Fund has only created 54 jobs, saying over 10,000 jobs 'may be created' in the future
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31 Jan 19, 11:51am
Gareth Kiernan says a strong services sector in Auckland helps the region grab the top growth spot. South Canterbury's Waimate suddenly jumps into contention too with a dairy boost
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18 Dec 18, 9:48am
Migrants hoped to better plug regional and sector skills shortages under proposed changes to employer-assisted temporary work visas
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11 Nov 18, 6:30am
Shane Jones accuses the FMA of being 'chummy' with banks, the RBNZ of being too independent and the Super Fund of using the wrong investment strategy 
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24 Oct 18, 4:48pm
Ardern commits to restricting regional fuel taxes to Auckland while she's at the helm; Bridges happy, but dubs her decision a backdown made on the hoof
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26 Sep 18, 7:33am
Energy analyst accuses Government of using redundant block offer to pass oil and gas legislation fast with minimal scrutiny; Warns uncertainty is jeopardising Methanex project
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6 Sep 18, 2:05pm
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says location of bank branches is up to banks, but notes banks need a 'social licence' to operate
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2 Sep 18, 7:02am
Shane Jones’ multi-billion-dollar Provincial Growth Fund still has a long way to go before reaching its $3 billion target, Jason Walls says the next couple of years might prove to be a political headache for the Government
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31 Aug 18, 2:10pm
Transport Minister touts boost for regions in Transport Agency's 3-yearly investment plan; Trucking lobby complains funding's being diverted to 'pet political projects of dubious economic merit'
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25 Jul 18, 7:23am
From hydrocarbons to hydrogen - what the Govt's investing in to help NZ transition to a low carbon economy in the wake of its oil and gas exploration ban
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23 Jul 18, 6:28am
National Party leader Simon Bridges has led more than 70 town-hall style meetings since May in a bid to let people know ‘what kind of bloke’ he is
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20 Jun 18, 6:27am
The only consequence Shane Jones has faced for his attacks on corporate NZ is increased airtime & more column inches. Jason Walls doesn't expect him to stop anytime soon
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14 May 18, 9:56am
In a new Interest.co.nz series, political reporter Jason Walls sits down with MPs at the pub – he catches up with NZ First’s Shane Jones over a Bacardi and Coke the Minister spent the night nursing
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10 May 18, 12:10pm
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says ahead of next week's Budget announcement that the Govt will be spending $10 bln more over the next five years than the previous Govt promised; Is that it? asks National's Amy Adams
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6 May 18, 7:42am
NZ First is making a clear pitch to rural Kiwi voters and has a $3b war chest to help plead its case so how Simon Bridges’ performs on his tour of regional NZ will be very important, says Jason Walls
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3 May 18, 8:32am
Peter Dunne sees opportunities for National in the regional and environment areas and warns against them lapsing into 'Opposition for the sake of it - as looks to be the case at present'
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12 Apr 18, 3:18pm
Jenée Tibshraeny takes aim at the Government for looking beyond the local, as it eyes the global, by banning new offshore oil and gas exploration
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6 Apr 18, 1:30pm
Taranaki is the exclusive recipient of every cent of the Government’s most recent tranche of Provincial Growth Fund spending, with the lion’s share going to walking tracks and a Cathedral
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5 Apr 18, 1:07pm
The outspoken Minister of Regional Economic Development has blasted The Warehouse Group chairwoman Joan Withers for her 'inept' handling of the Kaikohe Warehouse’s U-turn on closing
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3 Apr 18, 4:25pm
Govt's 10-year draft land transport plan eyes regional roading improvements, state highway maintenance & public transport, plus new investment in rapid transit & rail
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