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National makes a right turn

A cynical National MP suggested to POLITIK that by appointing Paul Goldsmith as finance spokesperson,  the party might find it had ended up with...

NZ First lies in wait for the Aussie banks

Finance Minister Grant Robertson had to call for calm yesterday as the row over the Reserve Bank’s capital funding requirements for banks raised passions...

Remember the Knowledge Wave conference? It's back.

The Government dug back into history yesterday and revived the 2001 “Catching the Knowledge Wave” programme. The conference appeared to have been largely forgotten; written...

Getting wellbeing on track

The OECD's 2019 Economic Survey of New Zealand unveiled yesterday has found that so far there is no definitive account of New Zealand's wellbeing. The...

Trying to rein in the banks

  The applause from New Zealand First for the Government’s banking changes announced yesterday showed what the political thinking was behind them. They were designed  as...

Makhlouf argues against relaxing the debt target

Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf has set out the argument against relaxing the debt targets from their current 15 to 25 per cent. Since Labour took...

The reality behind the boom

A Productivity Commission Report published today shows that New Zealand’s productivity measure remains well below the OECD average and has been “stuck in first...

Where are the Wellbeing Budget targets?

New Zealand’s “Wellbeing” Budget is already starting to attract serious international attention. But what is clear is that as a “Wellbeing” project it is early...

Orr challenges trading banks over their profits

The Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr has come out fighting against what he argues is the excessive profitability of the country's trading banks. “The banks...

Exclusive: Robertson on the Budget

The Budget this week will be a groundbreaker. The logical continuation of the “Wellbeing” measures it will report on will extend right across the public...