: Professor Edward Diener

Happiness: the new GDP

This week has seen two major planks of the Government’s quite radical reconstruction of the New Zealand economy slip quietly into place. State Services Minister Chris Hipkins has unveiled his state sector…
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: Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones

Jones reinvents the Ministry of Works

The Government is about to reinvent the Ministry of Works. They’re not talking about the grey Wellington department that once employed thousands of workers apocryphally always leaning on their shovels; th…
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Provincial Growth Fund turns green

The Government’s forestry moves announced yesterday are really what the billion trees programme is all about --- climate change. While Forestry Minister Shane Jones likes to talk about its potential to ge…
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: National's Finance spokesperson, Amy Adams

Adams gives Robertson a break

With the Prime Minister having declared that this would be a week focusing on business, the Reserve Bank produced both good and bad news for her with its Monetary Policy Statement yesterday. As expected it …
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