The Provincial Growth Fund will spend $1 billion a year on projects in the regions and could provide serious growth to neglected parts of the country. But the process and speed at which the fund is moving could mean some of the most crucial projects miss out. Thomas Coughlan reports.
The verdict on the tempting idea of a sugar tax is coming in. They don't work as well as many hoped. So the Government wants to nudge the industry to voluntarily cutting the sugar content of food and drink, but may use the stick of regulation if necessary. Thomas Coughlan reports.
A “City Deal” could see Wellington given wide-ranging powers by central Government in a first-of-its-kind arrangement for New Zealand. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
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