Rod Oram argues in his weekly column that there's never been a better time to build a high productivity and high wage economy, but there's also a risk the current good times will allow complacency to lock in New Zealand's bad habits.
1. Will Labour wait for a natural migration fall?
This table from Fletcher Building’s results presentation on Wednesday clearly shows the company’s incompetent corporate governance.
1. Little's leadership in the balance
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.
1. Steel dumping claim dumped
In today's email we round up the latest regulatory and economic news.
In today's email we look at possible changes that Government hopes would result in a "more dynamic" council sector when it comes to consenting.
New Zealand is missing 500,000 houses because of its inability to build at the same rate over the last 30 years as it did between the mid 1940s and the late 1970s. That's the view of independent economist Shamubeel Eaqub, who has analysed New Zealand's house building record since the 1920s.
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