Jason Walls

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2 Sep 18, 7:02am
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
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31 Aug 18, 10:00am
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
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30 Aug 18, 1:38pm
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
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30 Aug 18, 9:27am
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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29 Aug 18, 5:00am
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
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28 Aug 18, 10:44am
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
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28 Aug 18, 8:33am
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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27 Aug 18, 10:03am
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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26 Aug 18, 7:02am
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
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24 Aug 18, 10:34am
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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23 Aug 18, 10:46am
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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23 Aug 18, 10:33am
The Government will spend $305 million on upgrading Auckland hospitals, to make up for a ‘legacy of deferred maintenance’
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22 Aug 18, 2:40pm
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
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21 Aug 18, 2:58pm
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
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21 Aug 18, 12:03pm
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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21 Aug 18, 11:18am
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
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20 Aug 18, 4:46pm
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
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20 Aug 18, 2:09pm
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
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20 Aug 18, 7:50am
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?
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19 Aug 18, 6:02am
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
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