: inance Minister Grant Robertson; Deputy Prime Minister, Winston peters and slghtly to one side --- former Housing Minister, Phil Twyford.

Twyford gets knocked back

Treasury yesterday released all the records of discussions between Minister and Treasury officials and Finance Minister, Grant Robertson leading up to this year’s Budget. What dominates the papers is a de…
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: 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 Prime Minister – defending both the spending and debt…
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: 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 Cash Rate yesterday to one per cent. As far as Jones is conce…
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