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Stephen Forbes

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Stephen is a www.interest.co.nz reporter and is based in Auckland. He has previously worked in print journalism and public relations.     

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Auckland Mayor Phil Goff will have his work cut out as his second term kicks off with plenty on the agenda
1st Nov 19, 10:14am
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Auckland Mayor Phil Goff will have his work cut out as his second term kicks off with plenty on the agenda
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff gets set to appoint deputy mayor and new committee chair-people at council's first meeting of the new term
30th Oct 19, 4:39pm
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff gets set to appoint deputy mayor and new committee chair-people at council's first meeting of the new term
Auckland councillor Chris Darby says it's not just Council Controlled Organisations that should be reviewed
29th Oct 19, 4:32pm
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Auckland councillor Chris Darby says it's not just Council Controlled Organisations that should be reviewed
Changes to the Commerce Act to address anti-competitive behaviour could be one step closer as MBIE prepares policy advice for the Government
28th Oct 19, 9:08am
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Changes to the Commerce Act to address anti-competitive behaviour could be one step closer as MBIE prepares policy advice for the Government
Auckland Council development agency Panuku highlights potential risks amidst a softening property market
24th Oct 19, 4:17pm
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Auckland Council development agency Panuku highlights potential risks amidst a softening property market
The Commerce Commission announces its latest draft determination on the $50 million annual telco levy
24th Oct 19, 10:34am
The Commerce Commission announces its latest draft determination on the $50 million annual telco levy
Demand for infrastructure on both sides of the Tasman could drive up the real cost of Auckland's light rail project
23rd Oct 19, 3:49pm
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Demand for infrastructure on both sides of the Tasman could drive up the real cost of Auckland's light rail project
The NZ Super Fund aligned NZ Infra hits back at critics and says it's on track to deliver its bid for an Auckland light rail network to the Government before Christmas
23rd Oct 19, 5:00am
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The NZ Super Fund aligned NZ Infra hits back at critics and says it's on track to deliver its bid for an Auckland light rail network to the Government before Christmas
Better access to the huge Indian market important focus for New Zealand in Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership negotiations with dairy exports an important part of the equation
16th Oct 19, 3:48pm
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Better access to the huge Indian market important focus for New Zealand in Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership negotiations with dairy exports an important part of the equation
Fletcher's new off-site house production plant in Wiri is expected to make the core components for at least 500 new homes a year
16th Oct 19, 11:26am
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Fletcher's new off-site house production plant in Wiri is expected to make the core components for at least 500 new homes a year
The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment requests evidence from Concrete Structure Investigations about claims of structurally defective buildings across the country
15th Oct 19, 4:52pm
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The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment requests evidence from Concrete Structure Investigations about claims of structurally defective buildings across the country
Re-elected Auckland Mayor Phil Goff wants a review of the Super City’s Council Controlled Organisations up and running before Christmas
15th Oct 19, 6:16am
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Re-elected Auckland Mayor Phil Goff wants a review of the Super City’s Council Controlled Organisations up and running before Christmas
AUT's Julienne Molineaux says lack of interest in politics or local government and not having enough information are among the reasons for low turnout in local government elections
10th Oct 19, 4:32pm
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AUT's Julienne Molineaux says lack of interest in politics or local government and not having enough information are among the reasons for low turnout in local government elections
The NZTA's business case for a new Auckland harbour crossing now one step closer
9th Oct 19, 4:30pm
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The NZTA's business case for a new Auckland harbour crossing now one step closer
Clock ticking for people planning to vote in this year's local body elections as issue of online voting raises its head again
8th Oct 19, 2:40pm
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Clock ticking for people planning to vote in this year's local body elections as issue of online voting raises its head again
Insurance company IAG's plans to open a trial vehicle repair facility in South Auckland creates concerns about potential anti-competitive behaviour
8th Oct 19, 10:52am
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Insurance company IAG's plans to open a trial vehicle repair facility in South Auckland creates concerns about potential anti-competitive behaviour
Northland Chamber of Commerce chief executive Stephen Smith says shifting the Ports of Auckland to Northport could cost $20 billion and take 10 to 15 years
7th Oct 19, 4:41pm
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Northland Chamber of Commerce chief executive Stephen Smith says shifting the Ports of Auckland to Northport could cost $20 billion and take 10 to 15 years
The Financial Markets Authority moves to establish guidelines for the 'flavour of the month' green bond market against the backdrop of growing international concerns about climate change
7th Oct 19, 8:01am
The Financial Markets Authority moves to establish guidelines for the 'flavour of the month' green bond market against the backdrop of growing international concerns about climate change
Closing the Ports of Auckland and moving its operations to Whangarei would cost $10.3 billion according to EY report  
4th Oct 19, 1:49pm
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Closing the Ports of Auckland and moving its operations to Whangarei would cost $10.3 billion according to EY report  
Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway announces changes to Refugee Quota Programme
4th Oct 19, 11:00am
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Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway announces changes to Refugee Quota Programme
The Auckland Council has spent $134 million settling leaky building claims in 2018/19, $49 million over budget
3rd Oct 19, 4:05pm
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The Auckland Council has spent $134 million settling leaky building claims in 2018/19, $49 million over budget
Auckland Council CCO Panuku's annual report shows double digit increases in staffing levels and costs
3rd Oct 19, 8:40am
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Auckland Council CCO Panuku's annual report shows double digit increases in staffing levels and costs
Government seeks to address construction industry volatility with new Crown contracting guidelines
30th Sep 19, 12:33pm
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Government seeks to address construction industry volatility with new Crown contracting guidelines
Auckland Council comfortable with debt levels but says debt will continue increasing over the next few years due to the city’s ongoing growth and capital expenditure requirements
27th Sep 19, 3:45pm
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Auckland Council comfortable with debt levels but says debt will continue increasing over the next few years due to the city’s ongoing growth and capital expenditure requirements
Ports of Auckland chief executive Tony Gibson says it has been a 'challenging but productive' 12 months for the port
27th Sep 19, 10:00am
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Ports of Auckland chief executive Tony Gibson says it has been a 'challenging but productive' 12 months for the port