Nurses and teachers are pushing the Labour Government for massive pay increases, but the Government is rejecting their claims on the grounds of being fiscally responsible, for now. Thomas Coughlan reports.
Foreign buyers will still be able to buy homes in New Zealand, if recommendations by the Finance and Expenditure select committee are adopted.
Economists have shaved a few basis points off their forecasts for New Zealand economic growth in the next two years even while forecasting stronger wage pressures, according to the NZIER Consensus Forecasts.
Economic Development Minister David Parker based his criticism of the ANZ Bank's business confidence survey on comments attributed to the bank's former chief economist Cameron Bagrie, who now runs his own consultancy.
Police have released emails showing the steady stream of media enquiries they received about false allegations involving Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s partner Clarke Gayford - and the pressure they felt under to respond.
Bunnings, the hardware chain owned by Australia's Wesfarmers, will pay more than $11 million to 12,235 New Zealand past and current employees after identifying mistakes in implementing the Holidays Act 2003.
The New Zealand dollar fell as China responded to US tariffs by imposing its own trade levies on US$34 billion of US goods, unsettling markets and weighing on commodities.
Donald Trump launched US$50 billion of new tariffs against technology imports from China. Beijing retaliated immediately with tariffs on US$50 billion worth of US beef and poultry imports. Simon Bridges announced he wanted a bi-partisan approach on climate change, but did not commit to a carbon neutral target and said he would not accept "extreme" policies that increased household costs unnecessarily or damaged the economy.
Technology columnist Richard MacManus takes a deeper look at the opportunities in China for New Zealand technology companies and finds we have a few advantages.
After years of discussions, the European Union is officially launching trade deal negotiations with New Zealand. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom is headed to New Zealand this week, and spoke to Sam Sachdeva ahead of her visit about what the EU will get out of the deal - as well as the shaky state of international trade.
The Government has announced a levy for international tourists, but has also snuck in a proposal that would increase costs for New Zealand citizens as well. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
The viticulture industry is crying foul over new overseas investment rules, claiming it is unfair forestry is being given special treatment
This week in the political economy in the week ahead...
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