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Jason Walls

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Jason Walls is the Parliamentary reporter for interest.co.nz. He is based in the Wellington Press Gallery.

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2 years 7 months

Articles by Jason Walls

2nd Sep 18, 7:02am
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Shane Jones’ multi-billion-dollar Provincial Growth Fund still has a long way to go before reaching its $3 billion target, Jason Walls says the next couple of years might prove to be a political headache for the Government
Shane Jones’ multi-billion-dollar Provincial Growth Fund still has a long way to go before reaching its $3 billion target, Jason Walls says the next couple of years might prove to be a political headache for the Government
2nd Sep 18, 7:02am
31st Aug 18, 10:00am
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Political reporter Jason Walls has always kept an unofficial list of his favourite political moments/events in the back of his head and has now laid them out for all to see
Political reporter Jason Walls has always kept an unofficial list of his favourite political moments/events in the back of his head and has now laid them out for all to see
31st Aug 18, 10:00am
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30th Aug 18, 1:38pm
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ANZ’s Business Confidence Survey has registered yet another drop, with now 50% of all businesses surveyed expecting a deterioration in business conditions, dollar falls
[Updated]
ANZ’s Business Confidence Survey has registered yet another drop, with now 50% of all businesses surveyed expecting a deterioration in business conditions, dollar falls
30th Aug 18, 1:38pm
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30th Aug 18, 9:27am
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NZ First MP Shane Jones unhappy with banks' reduced regional services at a time when they’re making ‘stupendous profits.' To meet RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr to plead his case
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NZ First MP Shane Jones unhappy with banks' reduced regional services at a time when they’re making ‘stupendous profits.' To meet RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr to plead his case
30th Aug 18, 9:27am
29th Aug 18, 5:00am
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NZIER is expecting economic growth of just under 3% over the coming years, but says there are still a few clouds on New Zealand’s economic horizon
NZIER is expecting economic growth of just under 3% over the coming years, but says there are still a few clouds on New Zealand’s economic horizon
29th Aug 18, 5:00am
28th Aug 18, 10:44am
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To her credit, the PM has made numerous attempts to soothe the concerns of business – so far none of them have worked; And Jason Walls says a new Business Council will do nothing to abate business’ concerns
To her credit, the PM has made numerous attempts to soothe the concerns of business – so far none of them have worked; And Jason Walls says a new Business Council will do nothing to abate business’ concerns
28th Aug 18, 10:44am
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28th Aug 18, 8:33am
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sets up a Business Advisory Council chaired by Air NZ CEO Chris Luxon in the Government's latest attempt to woo the business community
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sets up a Business Advisory Council chaired by Air NZ CEO Chris Luxon in the Government's latest attempt to woo the business community
28th Aug 18, 8:33am
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27th Aug 18, 10:03am
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Minister of Housing Phil Twyford eyes increase to tenancy termination notice periods, ‘no cause tenancy terminations’ and limiting rent increases in shakeup of the Residential Tenancies Act
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Minister of Housing Phil Twyford eyes increase to tenancy termination notice periods, ‘no cause tenancy terminations’ and limiting rent increases in shakeup of the Residential Tenancies Act
27th Aug 18, 10:03am
26th Aug 18, 7:02am
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Jason Walls says NZ business leaders should take a look at what’s going on with our allies before filling in their confidence surveys as political turbulence engulfs Australia & the US
Jason Walls says NZ business leaders should take a look at what’s going on with our allies before filling in their confidence surveys as political turbulence engulfs Australia & the US
26th Aug 18, 7:02am
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24th Aug 18, 10:34am
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Parliament's Speaker Trevor Mallard calls off inquiry into the source of the leak of National Party travel and accommodation expenses that was to be done by Michael Heron QC
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Parliament's Speaker Trevor Mallard calls off inquiry into the source of the leak of National Party travel and accommodation expenses that was to be done by Michael Heron QC
24th Aug 18, 10:34am
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23rd Aug 18, 10:46am
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Embattled Aussie PM Malcolm Turnbull says if there's another ‘spill motion’ he won't put his hand up to challenge for the leadership of the Liberal Party
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Embattled Aussie PM Malcolm Turnbull says if there's another ‘spill motion’ he won't put his hand up to challenge for the leadership of the Liberal Party
23rd Aug 18, 10:46am
23rd Aug 18, 10:33am
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The Government will spend $305 million on upgrading Auckland hospitals, to make up for a ‘legacy of deferred maintenance’
The Government will spend $305 million on upgrading Auckland hospitals, to make up for a ‘legacy of deferred maintenance’
23rd Aug 18, 10:33am
22nd Aug 18, 2:40pm
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The Opposition says a new report painting a positive picture of government asset sell downs between 2011 & 2014 shows the current government should be more open to alternative funding avenues
The Opposition says a new report painting a positive picture of government asset sell downs between 2011 & 2014 shows the current government should be more open to alternative funding avenues
22nd Aug 18, 2:40pm
21st Aug 18, 2:58pm
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State Services Minister Chris Hipkins says the move will save taxpayers $4 million by 2022 – it comes just a day after the PM froze salary increases for MPs
State Services Minister Chris Hipkins says the move will save taxpayers $4 million by 2022 – it comes just a day after the PM froze salary increases for MPs
21st Aug 18, 2:58pm
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21st Aug 18, 12:03pm
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Australia's Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, who challenged PM Malcolm Turnbull, has resigned from Cabinet and will sit on the backbench
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Australia's Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, who challenged PM Malcolm Turnbull, has resigned from Cabinet and will sit on the backbench
21st Aug 18, 12:03pm
21st Aug 18, 11:18am
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One of the world’s biggest investment banks cuts its expectations for NZ’s economic growth citing, in part, business confidence – but it is expecting growth to pick back up before too long
One of the world’s biggest investment banks cuts its expectations for NZ’s economic growth citing, in part, business confidence – but it is expecting growth to pick back up before too long
21st Aug 18, 11:18am
20th Aug 18, 4:46pm
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The independent body that sets MPs salaries wanted to give MPs a 3% pay rise, but Ardern says that is just ‘out of whack’ with her Government’s values
The independent body that sets MPs salaries wanted to give MPs a 3% pay rise, but Ardern says that is just ‘out of whack’ with her Government’s values
20th Aug 18, 4:46pm
20th Aug 18, 2:09pm
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The Minister of Housing says there is no limit to what Government entities, such as NZTA, can borrow – none of this extra borrowing shows up on the Government’s core Crown debt ledger
The Minister of Housing says there is no limit to what Government entities, such as NZTA, can borrow – none of this extra borrowing shows up on the Government’s core Crown debt ledger
20th Aug 18, 2:09pm
20th Aug 18, 7:50am
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BNZ’s Head of Research Stephen Toplis is clearly not as optimistic as the Reserve Bank or the Government when it comes to NZ’s future growth – but why?
BNZ’s Head of Research Stephen Toplis is clearly not as optimistic as the Reserve Bank or the Government when it comes to NZ’s future growth – but why?
20th Aug 18, 7:50am
19th Aug 18, 6:02am
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Before the 2020 election, Finance Minister Grant Robertson must decide if Labour will stick with the Budget Responsibility Rules, or ditch them. Jason Walls says this will be a hugely significant decision
Before the 2020 election, Finance Minister Grant Robertson must decide if Labour will stick with the Budget Responsibility Rules, or ditch them. Jason Walls says this will be a hugely significant decision
19th Aug 18, 6:02am
17th Aug 18, 2:30pm
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Minister of Infrastructure Shane Jones says a new independent body will help sort out some of NZ’s major infrastructure issues, as well as helping to attract local and foreign investment
Minister of Infrastructure Shane Jones says a new independent body will help sort out some of NZ’s major infrastructure issues, as well as helping to attract local and foreign investment
17th Aug 18, 2:30pm
16th Aug 18, 3:48pm
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New data reveals construction sector bosses are pessimistic about the future, but Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford says he has an ‘action plan’
New data reveals construction sector bosses are pessimistic about the future, but Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford says he has an ‘action plan’
16th Aug 18, 3:48pm
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16th Aug 18, 12:24pm
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Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says National will have a ‘significant’ RMA bill ready some time in 2019 that will deal with the issue of land supply
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Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says National will have a ‘significant’ RMA bill ready some time in 2019 that will deal with the issue of land supply
16th Aug 18, 12:24pm
16th Aug 18, 10:08am
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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
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
16th Aug 18, 10:08am
15th Aug 18, 6:25pm
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The controversial Overseas Investment Amendment Bill has passed its third reading with 65 votes for and 57 against and will become law in a matter of weeks
The controversial Overseas Investment Amendment Bill has passed its third reading with 65 votes for and 57 against and will become law in a matter of weeks
15th Aug 18, 6:25pm
15th Aug 18, 3:52pm
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Housing Minister Phil Twyford says 'affordable' KiwiBuild home prices less likely to be affected by fluctuating market than higher valued homes
Housing Minister Phil Twyford says 'affordable' KiwiBuild home prices less likely to be affected by fluctuating market than higher valued homes
15th Aug 18, 3:52pm
14th Aug 18, 4:54pm
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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
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
14th Aug 18, 4:54pm
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14th Aug 18, 2:52pm
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Wayne Eagleson, chief of staff to PMs Key & English, will be paid more than $100,000 for five-months of consulting work for South Australia’s Premier
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Wayne Eagleson, chief of staff to PMs Key & English, will be paid more than $100,000 for five-months of consulting work for South Australia’s Premier
14th Aug 18, 2:52pm
14th Aug 18, 11:37am
Cabinet names Carolyn Tremain as new CEO of MBIE, where she'll run one of NZ’s biggest Government departments & oversee a budget of more than $8 billion 
Cabinet names Carolyn Tremain as new CEO of MBIE, where she'll run one of NZ’s biggest Government departments & oversee a budget of more than $8 billion 
14th Aug 18, 11:37am
14th Aug 18, 9:29am
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Credit ratings agency Moody's says big year after year increases in major Kiwi banks’ profits are coming to an end
Credit ratings agency Moody's says big year after year increases in major Kiwi banks’ profits are coming to an end
14th Aug 18, 9:29am
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