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Government has little to say about housing crisis

With the Reserve Bank yesterday forecasting that annual house price inflation will reach 22 per cent by the middle of the year, the Government...

Beehive leans on its shovels

Like a ghost from another era the great hope for the Covid recovery, the Shovel Ready Projects programme, made an appearance at a Select...

Some gloss starts to come off Covid economic success story

Some of the gloss is starting to come off the Government's Covid economic success story. Data released by the Government yesterday shows that Maori...

It’s ok to smile now, Grant

Unemployment statistics out yesterday confirmed that Treasury’s early Covid-19 forecasts were woefully off the mark. But ironically, those same forecasts prompted the Government to act,...

The China trade agreement; you can’t always get what you want to get

New Zealand Trade Minister Damien O'Connor yesterday finally got to sign the upgrade to the New Zealand – China Free Trade Agreement negotiated in...

Robertson beats Treasury’s forecasts

Go back eight months; the country was in lockdown, and Treasury produced a series of economic scenarios sketching how Covid might play out. The most...

David Parker’s big oppurtunity

David Parker’s seemingly odd decision to request the Revenue portfolio from the Prime Minister when she appointed her new Cabinet now makes sense. The Briefings...

How our trade negotiators will navigate the post Trump, post covid, new green world.

It sounds simple. Trump goes; vaccines neutralise Covid, and by the end of next year, foreign trade is back to what we used to...

Robertson considering crackdown on property investors

The Finance Minister’s letter to the Reserve Bank yesterday about rising house prices is just a part of what is a much wider Government...

“This crisis is too big; we cannot wait any longer”

Housing Minister Megan Woods sat backstage at the Infrastructure New Zealand symposium yesterday and heard a damning indictment of her Government's housing policies coming...

China and NZ are in but the US is out of world’s second largest...

New Zealand and 15 East Asian countries yesterday signed up to what is being called the most important trade agreement since the creation of...

How Ardern is trying to tame the housing market

The Prime Minister’s strategy of “jawboning” the banks into restricting lending for housing investment was beginning to look like it was working last night...

National abandons tax cuts

Judith Collins appointment of Andrew Bayly to a new role as National's  Treasurer spokesperson would seem to bring an end to over ten years...

Ardern turns to business

If you want to measure how much this Government is different to the last consider this. Almost exactly three years ago, on November 8, 207,...

The debate we didn’t have

The statistic that National had hoped would come out before the election appeared yesterday and confirmed that not only are we in a recession...

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