:  Graeme Wheeler

Why can't Wheeler meet his targets?

MPs from across Parliament have begun to question the very foundations of the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy and the way the Bank manages it. In return, the Bank had all but admitted it was becoming power…
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:  Before the rot set in; the Prime Minister and Zespri Chair, Peter McBride in Shanghai in April

Key (subtly) hints at Chinese retaliation

Though the Prime Minister was yesterday saying it was business as usual with China in the wake of the kiwifruit controversy he suggested that China was “pushing back” over New Zealand’s decision to inv…
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Treasury argues against a fat tax

Treasury officials believe that a sugar tax or a tax on soft drinks would hit lower income Maori and Pacific Islanders too hard even though they are the groups most likely to be obese and at the heart of the…
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