Gareth Kiernan

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31 Jan 19, 11:51am
Gareth Kiernan says a strong services sector in Auckland helps the region grab the top growth spot. South Canterbury's Waimate suddenly jumps into contention too with a dairy boost
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8 Mar 18, 2:34pm
Gareth Kiernan argues Labour’s KiwiBuild policy looks like less of a game-changer for the construction sector & housing affordability than the Govt has made it out to be
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24 Jan 18, 3:54pm
Gareth Kiernan looks at what the New Year will bring for migration, education, foreign house buyers, KiwiBuild, the RBNZ, the minimum wage, and infrastructure
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4 Feb 17, 11:11am
Infometrics' Gareth Kiernan sees rising mortgage interest rates along with political uncertainty to "derail New Zealand's growth train"
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3 Aug 16, 9:10am
Gareth Kiernan sees sharply higher construction activity generating booming employment and business growth across the country at a time an ageing workforce requires more young entrants
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2 Aug 16, 2:29pm
Gareth Kiernan says the third attempt to restrain the housing market with LVR restrictions may slash house sales by at least 15%, but probably only temporarily in Auckland
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28 Jun 16, 12:20pm
Gareth Kiernan calls on the Government to treat tourism as a 'major industry' and invest in it actively to avoid future reputational issues
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16 Dec 15, 5:02am
Gareth Kiernan senses a 'whiff of megalomania emanating from Number 2 The Terrace', with 'an increasingly superior attitude' about its own understanding of the NZ economy
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2 Sep 15, 7:53am
Gareth Kiernan assesses the policy options available for the coming economic slowdown, and compares our options with other countries
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13 Jul 15, 12:30pm
Auckland house prices would still be unaffordable even if they fell by 20% says Infometrics
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13 May 15, 5:04am
Gareth Kiernan wonders if wage growth is a lagging indicator of the economic cycle, are greater labour cost pressure's just around the corner?
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4 Mar 15, 9:33am
Gareth Kiernan has a World Cup Cricket-themed look at likely economic developments and concludes that NZ's big hitting is going to give way to more stolid accumulation
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23 Jan 15, 10:47am
Gareth Kiernan looks at some key trends we will face this year, and suggests that the RBNZ will launch new housing loan restrictions
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19 Nov 14, 9:29am
Gareth Kiernan looks into the murky world of public body cost-benefit analysis and finds it mingled with patch-protection and ego justifications
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21 Oct 14, 2:47pm
Infometrics is wondering if the economy has passed its use-by date. What challenges will the next few years bring?
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29 Jul 14, 2:47pm
Any attempts to herd people, or investment funds, where they would not go by themselves are only likely to delay the inevitable says Gareth Kiernan
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6 May 14, 5:12pm
Gareth Kiernan critiques the reasoning behind the new Labour Party VSR policy - he has ten reasons why he is not a fan
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4 Feb 14, 12:33pm
Gareth Kiernan says says Labour's Best Start policy is poorly thought through, poorly targeted, and unlikely to effectively solve the perceived problems
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6 Dec 13, 11:34am
Gareth Kiernan says economic growth will continue to strengthen beyond the end of next year - without a debt-fueled binge
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20 Aug 13, 3:37pm
Gareth Kiernan warns about unintended consequences in regional diversification; policymakers are no better at picking winners than the private sector, and worse at letting poor performers go
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