: Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr sign the Governor's first Policy Targets Agreement in March last year.

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 a populist move to reassure the…
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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 gear” through both Labour and National go…
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: Greens Co-Leader, James Shaw; Finance Minister Grant Robertson; the prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern and NZ First Leader, Winston Peters walk from the Beehive to Parliament for the 2019 Budget.

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 days and that what was presented on …
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