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22 Jun 18, 11:50am
Government removing cap on public servant numbers put in place by previous National-led government, says this will reduce spending on contractors and consultants
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20 Jun 18, 1:20pm
Latest QV Costbuilder report shows average cost of building a home in the main centres rose 3.4% in the year to April; Christchurch followed by Auckland are the most expensive places to build
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18 Jun 18, 1:07pm
David Hargreaves argues that the Government needs to commit 'all in' to the Kiwibuild programme to ensure our chronic housing shortage is resolved
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15 Jun 18, 12:40pm
Report highlights 'considerable risks' of trying to get light rail from Auckland's CBD to airport in time for 2021 America's Cup & APEC Summit
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13 Jun 18, 12:24pm
Housing Minister coy on actual numbers of houses to result from the Kiwibuild 'Buying off the Plans' tender
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7 Jun 18, 9:44pm
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern criticises the Opposition for spreading ‘false claims’ around its working groups
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30 May 18, 8:31am
NZ Initiative's Eric Crampton highlights the risk ratepayers have if local Councils get into financial trouble and says we all need to keep an eye on whether Council debt-funded projects make sense
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28 May 18, 3:13pm
Salvation Army questions ability of government departments to handle the flagship house building plan; seeks establishment of group to deliver houses 'quickly and at affordable cost'
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28 May 18, 12:01pm
Westpac economists say the stepping up of Kiwibuild activity will be even 'more gradual' than Treasury's forecasts that have been criticised by the Housing Minister
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15 May 18, 4:10pm
Any NZ inquiry into the conduct of the financial services sector will require a lengthy and deep probe into the insurance sector, Gareth Vaughan argues
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14 May 18, 9:55am
David Hargreaves says the Government needs to decide whether or not it is prepared to fully commit to a policy that was a key election platform
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10 May 18, 10:50am
David Hargreaves sees bad signs from the Government's so-called Kiwibuild 'buying off the plans' scheme
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9 May 18, 3:33pm
Some 80% of the 'Kiwibuild' houses planned for completion in the 2019 financial year will be constructed by private developers underwritten by the taxpayer
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4 May 18, 9:25am
Housing Minister Phil Twyford says government programme aims to end homeless not just manage it
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26 Apr 18, 9:02am
Phils Twyford & Goff unveil $28 bln decade long Auckland transport plan including light rail, Penlink & Mill Rd, heavy rail & bus upgrades, safety improvements, plus more dedicated cycle lanes
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25 Apr 18, 7:24am
The greater the grillings Gerry Brownlee and Sid Miller receive for EQC’s re-repairs cost blowout, the more evident the lack of scrutiny of former AMI directors becomes
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19 Apr 18, 3:01pm
A tax expert is praising the Government’s move to introduce a 12.5% R&D tax credit, saying it’s a deliberate step to incentivising innovation
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14 Apr 18, 9:32am
Gareth Vaughan looks at MBIE's latest plans to clean up NZ's problematic Financial Service Providers' Register & reiterates his earlier call for the Government to abolish it
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4 Apr 18, 12:34pm
As National and Labour play the blame game over the state of the public health system, the Finance Minister says Vote Health will be a ‘major focus’ area in May’s Budget
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16 Mar 18, 9:55am
Tamaki Redevelopment Company seeking 'lead arranger bank' as it looks to borrow up to $330 million
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