:  Finance Minister Steven Joyce

Keeping the pressure on Goff

Finance Minister Steven Joyce is spelling out why the Government is rejecting Auckland Mayor Phil Goff’s proposals to fund transport in the city. Joyce finds himself caught in a political vice. On the on…
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The political strategy behind the Budget

The political strategy behind the Budget was subtle. Though its measures were directed to lower income households, it was intended to reassure nervous National Party supporters that this was a Government th…
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:  Bill English pre-Budget speech to Business New Zealand

Here comes the Budget

Like icebergs slowly becoming visible in a mist the broad outlines of the Budget are now out in the open. Over the weekend, speaking to the National Party’s South Island conference, Finance Minister Steve…
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