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COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says country to stay in Orange setting with 'likelihood of a secondary wave of cases appearing'
24th May 22, 11:29am
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COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says country to stay in Orange setting with 'likelihood of a secondary wave of cases appearing'
Budget 2022 - Social Development
24th May 22, 10:36am
Budget 2022 - Social Development
The defeat of the boofheads is the victory Australia had to have – writes Chris Trotter
23rd May 22, 11:22am
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The defeat of the boofheads is the victory Australia had to have – writes Chris Trotter
Economist Brian Easton says the informed discussion on the next steps in tax policy is about improving the income tax base, not about taxing wealth directly
23rd May 22, 8:47am
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Economist Brian Easton says the informed discussion on the next steps in tax policy is about improving the income tax base, not about taxing wealth directly
A repeat of 1970s-style stagflation is unlikely but high inflation needs to end soon, Bank for International Settlements bulletin article argues
23rd May 22, 8:30am
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A repeat of 1970s-style stagflation is unlikely but high inflation needs to end soon, Bank for International Settlements bulletin article argues
Tim Hazledine's review of The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity, by David Graeber and David Wengrow
22nd May 22, 6:00am
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Tim Hazledine's review of The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity, by David Graeber and David Wengrow
Bank economists agree the RBNZ will lift the OCR by 50 basis points to 2% on Wednesday, so what else are they focusing on?
21st May 22, 9:05am
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Bank economists agree the RBNZ will lift the OCR by 50 basis points to 2% on Wednesday, so what else are they focusing on?
Budget 2022/23 - Summary of all spending plans
20th May 22, 2:51pm
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Budget 2022/23 - Summary of all spending plans
Budget 2022/23 - Summary of all tax collections
20th May 22, 2:51pm
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Budget 2022/23 - Summary of all tax collections
Government responds to ‘squeezed middle’ critics with one-off $350 cost-of-living payments over winter for those not already getting winter energy payment and earning less than $70,000 per year
19th May 22, 2:52pm
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Government responds to ‘squeezed middle’ critics with one-off $350 cost-of-living payments over winter for those not already getting winter energy payment and earning less than $70,000 per year
Te wiki o te tāke Budget Special – no big tax surprise but Inland Revenue gets some extra funding
19th May 22, 2:22pm
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Te wiki o te tāke Budget Special – no big tax surprise but Inland Revenue gets some extra funding
Michael Jacobs & Xhulia Likaj explains why, on its 50th anniversary, the Club of Rome's landmark report is more relevant than ever
19th May 22, 12:37pm
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Michael Jacobs & Xhulia Likaj explains why, on its 50th anniversary, the Club of Rome's landmark report is more relevant than ever
Buddle Findlay's Tony Wilkinson, Fiona Heiford & Maria Clezy highlight problems with NZ's ad hoc capital gains tax rules, and the unlevel playing field this causes
19th May 22, 7:46am
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Buddle Findlay's Tony Wilkinson, Fiona Heiford & Maria Clezy highlight problems with NZ's ad hoc capital gains tax rules, and the unlevel playing field this causes
Alison Brook is wondering if we about to get a bullwhip sting, where an amplified demand surge is followed by an amplified plummeting of demand - and a global recession
18th May 22, 12:50pm
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Alison Brook is wondering if we about to get a bullwhip sting, where an amplified demand surge is followed by an amplified plummeting of demand - and a global recession
As Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison seeks reelection, Michelle Grattan looks at what makes him tick
18th May 22, 12:42pm
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As Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison seeks reelection, Michelle Grattan looks at what makes him tick
Air of compromise: NZ’s Emissions Reduction Plan reveals a climate budget that’s long on planning, short on strategy
18th May 22, 10:07am
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Air of compromise: NZ’s Emissions Reduction Plan reveals a climate budget that’s long on planning, short on strategy
If the polls are right, he may soon be the next Australian prime minister. So who is Anthony Albanese?
17th May 22, 5:02pm
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If the polls are right, he may soon be the next Australian prime minister. So who is Anthony Albanese?
How New Zealand could become a world leader in decarbonisation using forestry and geothermal technology
17th May 22, 9:57am
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How New Zealand could become a world leader in decarbonisation using forestry and geothermal technology
Brian Fallow casts an eye over the Government's Emissions Reduction Plan and discovers there is much more work ahead
16th May 22, 12:51pm
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Brian Fallow casts an eye over the Government's Emissions Reduction Plan and discovers there is much more work ahead
IMF says New Zealand house prices have increased by almost four times the average increase across OECD countries since 1998
16th May 22, 10:11am
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IMF says New Zealand house prices have increased by almost four times the average increase across OECD countries since 1998
Economist Brian Easton says while the new fiscal rules may not be contentious, what they mean for macroeconomic management is not explained
16th May 22, 8:44am
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Economist Brian Easton says while the new fiscal rules may not be contentious, what they mean for macroeconomic management is not explained
The intensification of ideological pressures is bearable for only so-long before ordinary men and women reassert the virtues of tolerance and common sense – writes Chris Trotter
16th May 22, 8:06am
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The intensification of ideological pressures is bearable for only so-long before ordinary men and women reassert the virtues of tolerance and common sense – writes Chris Trotter
Te wiki o te tāke week; Consulting on international tax, a new CEO. Consulting on Working for Families, and a look ahead to the budget. All this plus the Rolling Stones
15th May 22, 7:41pm
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Te wiki o te tāke week; Consulting on international tax, a new CEO. Consulting on Working for Families, and a look ahead to the budget. All this plus the Rolling Stones
The economic and political aftershocks from Russia’s invasion continued this week, from Europe to Asia. Deep structural change is underway
15th May 22, 6:00am
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The economic and political aftershocks from Russia’s invasion continued this week, from Europe to Asia. Deep structural change is underway
The latest IMF review of the New Zealand economy is positive but it sees rising risks from a pandemic that isn't going away, a slowing China, and a housing market facing rising mortgage rates, high household debt, and banks’ exposure to housing
14th May 22, 3:40pm
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The latest IMF review of the New Zealand economy is positive but it sees rising risks from a pandemic that isn't going away, a slowing China, and a housing market facing rising mortgage rates, high household debt, and banks’ exposure to housing