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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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

Ardern turns to business

If you want to measure how much this Government is different to the last consider this. Almost exactly three...

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...

It could have been worse

Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson were able to breathe a massive sigh of relief yesterday. The figure for the...

Has National’s moment come?

The election campaign will now turn to the economy with Treasury yesterday publishing forecasts showing that the economic hangover from Covid-19 could...

Parker hints at Tiwai Point survival

Environment Minister David Parker is now hinting that the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter may be able to survive. New...

National tries to cheat the debt target

National’s proposal yesterday for an infrastructure bank will have the effect of cheating the Government accounting system to make it look like...

Covid “here for some time” say Ardern and Collins

In a rare mood of consensus both the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, and the Opposition Leader, Judith Collins, yesterday both warned that...

Health Ministry refuses Covid exemption for potato crisp and biscuit workers

The Ministry of Health is moving to counter criticism that it is using its powers to exempt trucks and workers moving in and out...

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...

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