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Labour’s rethink; now it wants international students

Labour appears to have had a rethink about international students coming here and is now saying the sector has a vital role to play...

Why the shovels aren’t ready

The election campaign and coalition politics along with bureaucracy appears to have got in the way of the Government's plan to announce a whole...

Auckland votes close smelter

Auckland voters decided the fate of the Tiwai Point smelter. Opposition from the city, and particularly its business community, to proposals, put up in 2016...

Wage subsidy might extend to the election

New Treasury figures show that the bounceback after leaving Level Two has been greater than forecast, but there are warnings that the worst is...

Ardern shuns Greens’ wealth tax; Nats mount scare campaign

The Greens proposal for a wealth tax seems to be more or less dead on arrival. Labour leader Jacinda Ardern yesterday signalled that her party...

NZ ready to get heavy with the UK

New Zealand now stands between the United Kingdom and its hopes of entering the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement  (CPTPP). POLITIK understands...

Visa uncertainty threatens farm crisis

The Government is considering extending temporary work visas due to expire over the next few months so that essential businesses do not lose semi-skilled...

Government under fire over entry exemptions

Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford was under fire last night for preferring “glamour industries” like film making when granting Covid-19 entry exemptions for workers. Twyford...

Robertson’s “Labour” budget; borrowing the future

Nasty, brutish --- but possibly short. Or maybe shortish. That is what yesterday's Budget is picking the depression to be. It was an unashamedly Labour document....

It’s budget day and the election campaign begins

The Prime Minister all but launched her-re-election campaign yesterday. In a speech in the Beehive Theatrette, she said that  In the coming month the Government...

ACT is back with more members, more money and a bold new plan

What is increasingly looking a hard-fought contest between National and ACT for the centre-right vote took another turn last night with ACT releasing a...

The odd couple open up the Tasman

Air New Zealand could be flying the Tasman again in time for the July school holidays which start on July 1. Tourism industry sources believe...

Robertson’s revival plan

Grant Robertson is already well into what is likely to be a fundamental reconstruction of the New Zealand economy. This will be no collection of...

“Helicopter” handouts not yet cleared for takeoff

This weekend will see the Government leave the Level Four lockdown where the emphasis has primarily been on health matters and move to a...

Avoiding the depression

The Government is now considering the future of the $10 billion wage subsidy scheme and is considering whether it should be amended, continued or...

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