Coming up this week...

Coming up in politics and the economy this week:


Parliament resumes at 2pm for the third week of a four-week sitting session.


Parliament's Education and Workforce Select Committee will hear submissions on the Labour market section of the Budget from officials and submissions on the Education Amendment Bill from 10 am.

The Finance and Expenditure Select Committee will hear submissions on the Earthquake Commission Amendment Bill from 10.30 am.

Statistics New Zealand is scheduled to release overseas merchandise trade data for the month of May at 10.45 am.

ANZ is due to release the results of its monthly business outlook survey of business confidence in June at 1pm.


The Reserve Bank is expected to hold the Official Cash Rate at 1.75 percent for the 11th consecutive time when it publishes its decision at 9 am. The views in a statement by Governor Adrian Orr about the whether he continues to have a neutral view (ie just as likely to hike or cut next) will be most closely watched.

The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee will hear public submissions on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons from 10 am.

The Justice Comittee will hear public submissions on the End of Life Choice Bill.


Statistics NZ is scheduled to publish building consents data for May at 10.45 am.