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New National Party leader Christopher Luxon gives rival Simon Bridges the Finance Portfolio
2nd Dec 21, 2:22pm
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New National Party leader Christopher Luxon gives rival Simon Bridges the Finance Portfolio
In its setting of monetary policy the Reserve Bank must target 'maximum sustainable employment.' So just what is this?
2nd Dec 21, 7:00am
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In its setting of monetary policy the Reserve Bank must target 'maximum sustainable employment.' So just what is this?
The Government says its $37.5 mln package for Auckland will 'help revive economic, social and cultural activities in our largest city over summer, and ensure those in hardship also get relief'
1st Dec 21, 11:00am
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The Government says its $37.5 mln package for Auckland will 'help revive economic, social and cultural activities in our largest city over summer, and ensure those in hardship also get relief'
Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi says the new 'one-off' visa pathway will help retain the skills the country needs to support economic recovery
1st Dec 21, 8:19am
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Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi says the new 'one-off' visa pathway will help retain the skills the country needs to support economic recovery
Christopher Luxon, an MP only since last year, becomes National Party Leader with Nicola Willis the new Deputy Leader
30th Nov 21, 3:42pm
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Christopher Luxon, an MP only since last year, becomes National Party Leader with Nicola Willis the new Deputy Leader
RBNZ Chief Economist says Omicron hasn't changed the Bank's outlook; Points out that if the RBNZ decides to sell its NZ Government Bonds, the Government will need to be the buyer
29th Nov 21, 8:03pm
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RBNZ Chief Economist says Omicron hasn't changed the Bank's outlook; Points out that if the RBNZ decides to sell its NZ Government Bonds, the Government will need to be the buyer
Large parts of central and upper North Island to move to Red setting in traffic light system on Friday; New one-off support payment available to businesses as Wage Subsidy ends
29th Nov 21, 4:14pm
Large parts of central and upper North Island to move to Red setting in traffic light system on Friday; New one-off support payment available to businesses as Wage Subsidy ends
Economist Brian Easton examines the evolution of our Covid policy looking through a war lens
29th Nov 21, 9:04am
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Economist Brian Easton examines the evolution of our Covid policy looking through a war lens
Some might ask why National MPs would install yet another 'successful business person' at the helm of their party? Isn’t one Todd Muller enough?
29th Nov 21, 7:35am
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Some might ask why National MPs would install yet another 'successful business person' at the helm of their party? Isn’t one Todd Muller enough?
Motu's Ana Pueyo thinks Climate Action Teams will lead to cheaper, deeper emissions reductions globally via intercountry cooperation, than could be achieved alone
27th Nov 21, 11:17am
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Motu's Ana Pueyo thinks Climate Action Teams will lead to cheaper, deeper emissions reductions globally via intercountry cooperation, than could be achieved alone
Grant Robertson unconcerned about the Reserve Bank losing key staff at a crucial time; Adrian Orr says slavery's been abolished and people are free to work where they want
27th Nov 21, 9:13am
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Grant Robertson unconcerned about the Reserve Bank losing key staff at a crucial time; Adrian Orr says slavery's been abolished and people are free to work where they want
Report ordered by the Government finds that the power cuts on one of the coldest nights of the year 'need not have happened' as there was enough load to keep the lights on
25th Nov 21, 1:31pm
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Report ordered by the Government finds that the power cuts on one of the coldest nights of the year 'need not have happened' as there was enough load to keep the lights on
Judith Collins loses National Party leadership as bid to crush Simon Bridges backfires; Shane Reti appointed Interim Leader
25th Nov 21, 1:15pm
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Judith Collins loses National Party leadership as bid to crush Simon Bridges backfires; Shane Reti appointed Interim Leader
Government announces a suite of new policies for ongoing management of Covid in a $1.5 bln package
25th Nov 21, 11:20am
Government announces a suite of new policies for ongoing management of Covid in a $1.5 bln package
Reserve Bank wary of households' sensitivity to interest rate changes in a tightening environment
25th Nov 21, 7:37am
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Reserve Bank wary of households' sensitivity to interest rate changes in a tightening environment
Judith Collins demotes leadership rival Simon Bridges over alleged misconduct dating back a number of years
24th Nov 21, 9:44pm
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Judith Collins demotes leadership rival Simon Bridges over alleged misconduct dating back a number of years
Government puts dates on when arrivals from overseas can start entering NZ without going through managed isolation
24th Nov 21, 1:58pm
Government puts dates on when arrivals from overseas can start entering NZ without going through managed isolation
Government guidelines published to help employers decide whether to require staff to be vaccinated; App to check vaccine certificates ready to go
23rd Nov 21, 12:17pm
Government guidelines published to help employers decide whether to require staff to be vaccinated; App to check vaccine certificates ready to go
All of NZ to move to traffic light system on December 3; Auckland hairdressers and barbers that use vaccine certificates can reopen on Thursday
22nd Nov 21, 4:12pm
All of NZ to move to traffic light system on December 3; Auckland hairdressers and barbers that use vaccine certificates can reopen on Thursday
Change underway at the Reserve Bank ruffles feathers, as questions are raised over whether the institution is distracting or future-proofing itself
22nd Nov 21, 11:05am
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Change underway at the Reserve Bank ruffles feathers, as questions are raised over whether the institution is distracting or future-proofing itself
Climate science does not distinguish between urban and rural, cocky and townie. It will take both to bring NZ safely through the dangerous 21st century
22nd Nov 21, 8:58am
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Climate science does not distinguish between urban and rural, cocky and townie. It will take both to bring NZ safely through the dangerous 21st century
Reserve Bank set to increase the Official Cash Rate on Wednesday in the last scheduled review of its key monetary policy tool for three months
21st Nov 21, 6:00am
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Reserve Bank set to increase the Official Cash Rate on Wednesday in the last scheduled review of its key monetary policy tool for three months
The globalisation debate offers lessons on what to do (and what not to do) in climate change policy: address the domestic politics of the transition
20th Nov 21, 1:18pm
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The globalisation debate offers lessons on what to do (and what not to do) in climate change policy: address the domestic politics of the transition
Patrick Watson looks at how a growing number of US workers have decided the system is aligned against them, with some realising cooperative action can force change
19th Nov 21, 9:41am
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Patrick Watson looks at how a growing number of US workers have decided the system is aligned against them, with some realising cooperative action can force change
COVID has made income inequality worse, and has probably made wealth inequality very much worse, maybe wealth concentration is as high now as in 1905
18th Nov 21, 2:20pm
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COVID has made income inequality worse, and has probably made wealth inequality very much worse, maybe wealth concentration is as high now as in 1905