In today's email we discover the Finance Minister's outlook matches Wellington's sunny weather.
1. Ticking off the to-do list
In today's email we delivered the new Government's first report card.
Business confidence fell during the election campaign, but less than for other elections. Bernard Hickey reports uncertainty about the shape and policies of a new Government are affecting business sentiment, but vehicle and retail sales show businesses and consumers have not put away their wallets.
In today's email we round up the latest regulatory and economic news.
In today's email we check out ANZ's monthly business confidence survey, Labour's plan for labour, the revelations about instant kiwi Peter Thiel - and more.
In today's email we catch up with the latest political and economic news, including the Pike River drift video, rising dwelling consents in Auckland and a drop in business confidence.
In today's email, we detail at what Nick Smith had to do to get his RMA reform bill over the line, we look at the latest business confidence and house price statistics and at some interesting news about gene tests and insurance - and how the headlines were instead grabbed by a spaghetti pizza.
In today's email, we detail the statistics out showing the increasing divide in wealth and the opportunity for financial mobility dictated by home ownership. And, speaking of statistics, we also look at the failure of Statistics House in the Kaikoura earthquake.
The economy could be growing as fast as 4.5% thanks to construction, tourism and retailing booms in Auckland, but high levels of lower skilled migration into Auckland appear to be dampening wage growth there and adding to deflationary pressures, a business confidence survey shows.