The Government has released the full text of the controversial CPTPP trade deal, along with a national interest analysis touting its importance in fighting growing protectionism around the world.
A proposal to place tighter controls on the pay of crown entity chief executives will provide “more teeth” to keep any increases in line with the wider public sector, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker has attempted to win over critics of the revived Trans Pacific Partnership free trade deal at a public meeting, arguing the Government has kept its promise on five “bottom lines”.
Comment: Tucking himself into bed on Tuesday night, Bill English would have been looking forward to discussing a topic dear to his heart - numbers, in all their manifest glory,
Bill English has warned the Government his party will closely watch whether it lives up to its bold promises, saying New Zealand’s future “isn’t written in good intentions”.
After an election campaign stoked by immigration fears from both Labour and New Zealand First, the coalition partner’s stance on the topic appears to be softening. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
In today's email we discover the Finance Minister's outlook matches Wellington's sunny weather.
Finance Minister Grant Robertson is encouraged by the state of the economy and the Government's books despite lower business confidence, but is eyeing an elevated currency. Bernard Hickey reports.
The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has a lengthy name, and it was a lengthy process to get the rejigged deal across the line. What role did New Zealand play in convincing others to sign on, and what comes next?
New Zealand has confirmed it will join Australia in a World Trade Organisation complaint against Canada over allegedly “arbitrary and disadvantageous” treatment of wine imports.