Freeing up city planning

The Government yesterday floated a proposed new National Urban Development Policy Standard which would override the Resource Management Act and direct Councils to allow cities to grow “up and out”. The Standard builds on the one introduced by National Minister, Nick Smith, in 2016 which in t…
: Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr has lowered his forecasts --- that's why he wants the PM to spend more.

Did the PM say too much

The Government came under more pressure last night from Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr to up its spending and particularly its debt targets. But…
: The Government's infrastructure team - Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones and Economic Development and Transport Minister, Phil Twyford.

Getting the shovels out

Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones is ready to step up infrastructure building in the light of the Reserve Bank's dramatic drop of the Official Ca…