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20 Aug 18, 8:41am
NZ Initiative's Natanael Rother says decentralisation has fostered an ever-prosperous Switzerland
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16 Aug 18, 10:08am
The Leader of the Opposition and the Speaker of the House have agreed an investigation into the leaking of Simon Bridges travel expenses is warranted
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14 Aug 18, 4:54pm
Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says it's important for all MPs and staff in Parliament that an official, taxpayer funded investigation into who leaked his travel expenses is undertaken
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13 Aug 18, 4:00pm
The Government will inject another $240 million to help plant one billion trees over 10 years – this is in addition to the $245 million already allocated
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7 Aug 18, 12:08pm
The Finance Minister says the Government’s bean counters may well have to revise down their GDP growth projections ‘a little bit’ – National says this will cost millions of dollars
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12 Jul 18, 10:49am
Westpac economists revise upwards their forecasts for house construction in the country's largest city; say Auckland getting close to building enough houses to keep up with population growth
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5 Jul 18, 4:27pm
The Government's willingly put itself under enormous pressure by inviting registrations for KiwiBuild houses - and getting loads of responses - at such an early stage
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3 Jul 18, 12:03pm
David Hargreaves crunches the building consents numbers - particularly for Auckland - and wonders whether this is as good as it gets or whether activity can go to a higher level still
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25 Jun 18, 4:31pm
David Hargreaves argues that the Government's difficulty getting traction with Kiwibuild points to a need for industry-wide overhaul of house building
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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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