1. 'Vote for the other guy'
In todays' email we look at a new report which provides a stark contrast to yesterday's NBR Rich List.
Two reports released within 24 hours of each other neatly summarise the state of New Zealand right now. They showed the wealth of the richest sprinting ahead with property values, while the poorest are struggling with stubbornly low wages and fast-rising housing costs. Bernard Hickey reports on a tale of two New Zealands.
In today's email we find out why October 12 may be a very important date, and we take an in-depth look at infrastructure funding and how the migration tweaks may themselves be tweaked as a result of industry lobbying.
Bernard Hickey reports on the elephant in the room of the Auckland housing debate: land prices need to fall sharply to make housing affordable, and that's what the Government is quietly working to achieve.
In today's email, the predicted special purpose vehicles finally arrive.
In today's email: lots of news from Wellington and a bumper crop of weekend reads.
Labour has begun dipping into its $4 billion pot of planned spending on education, announcing a $70 million plan to end 'voluntary' school donations.
For the benefit of subscribers, here's a few longer reads on social, economic and political matters for the weekend.
In today's email we look into Labour's fiscal plan.