Opinion

7 Sep 17, 10:06am
Labour has 'clarified' that any land tax that may or may not be recommended by its Tax Working Group, won't be allowed to apply to land under the family home, which also won't be covered by a CGT that may or may not be recommended
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5 Sep 17, 3:21pm
National was wrong on Labour's fiscals; But it was always going to come because it allows English and Joyce to talk up their main campaign attack on Labour: Tax. We all need to get over it, Alex Tarrant says
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5 Sep 17, 11:35am
Brian Fallow takes a pre-election look at income and consumer spending data to get an idea of how the average New Zealander is doing financially
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4 Sep 17, 4:28pm
Latest figures suggest that the Auckland house building market is going to need a whole lot more than words and political posturing
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4 Sep 17, 9:58am
Gareth Vaughan looks at Kiwibank's big IT about-face and suggests the recent shareholding change at the bank is the driving force behind it
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4 Sep 17, 9:40am
Terry Baucher says the growth of cryptocurrencies underlines the need for comprehensive tax reform in NZ especially in relation to capital
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3 Sep 17, 6:02am
With GDP and immigration numbers due two days before the election, Alex Tarrant looks at which party is set to gain the most from media reaction to the figures. He reckons it's Labour
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2 Sep 17, 6:02am
Ron Pol sheds light on the legal profession & money laundering and argues anti-money laundering is manageable for law firms
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2 Sep 17, 6:02am
The NZ Initiative's Sam Warburton looks at election pledges and says it's time to address transport funding and incentive issues
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1 Sep 17, 10:46am
Paul Barber with 10 Great Election Ideas
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31 Aug 17, 12:04pm
Martien Lubberink on sprinkler systems and fire extinguishers, or put another way, the RBNZ's plans for banks' capital quality
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31 Aug 17, 11:33am
The election campaign proper starts today, Alex Tarrant writes: How Labour should defend its tax stance, how the campaign might play after tonight's poll & leaders' debate; And why Winston isn't yet 100% Kingmaker
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31 Aug 17, 10:40am
Rodney Dickens says there won't be a major catch-up phase for residential building unless something significant is done to improve new housing affordability
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31 Aug 17, 9:22am
Chief Human Rights Commissioner David Rutherford says we need to work together to ensure everyone in New Zealand has an adequate home to live in. 'We must leave nobody behind'
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30 Aug 17, 12:55pm
Xander Snyder looks at the GFC derived loss of public trust in technocrats highlighted by the demise of LIBOR
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30 Aug 17, 12:28pm
EY's David Snell takes a look at the tax issues that have cropped up during the election campaign and points out political parties are ignoring the power of disruption
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30 Aug 17, 7:36am
Shamubeel Eaqub says there is a failure to think long-term by both local and central government. Local authorities are not the only ones responsible for the housing crisis, but they can do a lot, he believes
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29 Aug 17, 8:38am
Robert Whitaker says that in order to fix housing, we must fix renting
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29 Aug 17, 8:04am
Terry Baucher on why KiwiSaver and Bitcoin mean some form of comprehensive capital taxation is inevitable
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28 Aug 17, 2:01pm
Siah Hwee Ang rounds up some of the developments happening along the new Silk Road
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