Jason Walls

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19 Feb 18, 5:22pm
PM Jacinda Ardern says it is her 'strong hope' the full CPTPP text will be made available this week and a national impact statement will be released on Wednesday
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19 Feb 18, 2:16pm
Selwyn MP Amy Adams was touted as one of the most competent Ministers in the last National Government – but does she have what it takes to lead her party into the 2020 election? Interest.co.nz questions the former Minister on her plans for National
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19 Feb 18, 11:35am
Housing Minister Phil Twyford says he's planning a workshopping event for representatives of the finance community and players in the development and construction sector to help crack NZ’s problems around infrastructure financing
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17 Feb 18, 9:02am
Cameron Bagrie, former ANZ chief economist, now heads Bagrie Economics – Interest.co.nz picks his brain on why he made the change, and some of the big economic issues facing NZ
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16 Feb 18, 12:48pm
Tauranga MP and National leadership contender spoke with Interest.co.nz about what an Opposition he leads would look like and what changes he would make
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16 Feb 18, 10:22am
Kris Faafoi wants to see more default KiwiSaver providers reduce fees, after just two of the nine providers cut theirs after a government review, but industry players are not so keen
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15 Feb 18, 3:15pm
Jonathan Coleman says he won’t run against Collins, Bridges and Adams but says the best person to lead the Party is one of those three
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14 Feb 18, 9:03am
Judith Collins the first to throw her hat in the ring as a National Party leadership contender, followed by Simon Bridges and Amy Adams
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13 Feb 18, 4:00pm
Bill English won’t say who he wants as his successor – but there is a clear list of candidates who have emerged as front runners for the Opposition’s top job
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13 Feb 18, 11:43am
National Party leader Bill English resigns, says now is the right time to step aside and embark on new personal and professional opportunities
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12 Feb 18, 4:34pm
State Services Minister Chris Hipkins aims to give the remuneration system "more teeth"; says the public expects accountability and transparency
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12 Feb 18, 2:43pm
Housing Minister Phil Twyford has hit back at claims his Government is not ambitious enough with its KiwiBuild policy and says expect ‘far more’ than 100,000 new houses over the next decade
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12 Feb 18, 10:01am
A 'stocktake' of the housing market commissioned by the Govt paints a 'sobering impact of the housing crisis, particularly on children', says Housing Minister Phil Twyford
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11 Feb 18, 7:10am
Westpac’s chief economist not convinced the economy is in as good shape as the RBNZ suggests, as Acting Governor Spencer says the RBNZ’s projections are 'perfectly balanced'
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9 Feb 18, 9:31am
RBNZ not giving much thought to how cryptocurrencies could impact financial stability, despite comments from the Bank for International Settlements urging caution
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8 Feb 18, 12:10pm
Acting RBNZ Governor Grant Spencer isn't ruling out the possibility of an OCR cut, given the downside surprise of December's CPI data - he says the 'risks are two sided'
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7 Feb 18, 3:34pm
Unemployment is at a near decade low, but wage growth continues to remain subdued. Economists have divided opinions about what’s keeping wage inflation so sluggish
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7 Feb 18, 11:06am
At 4.5%, New Zealand’s unemployment rate is at its lowest since December 2008 and there are some promising signs wage inflation is beginning to pick up some steam
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6 Feb 18, 9:09am
No one is expecting the RBNZ to make any changes to interest rates in its review this week – but inflation, GDP and 'expansionary' fiscal policy will take centre stage
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2 Feb 18, 10:02am
Interest.co.nz's new political reporter Jason Walls runs through his picks for the top 10 political stories likely to arise in 2018
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