As New Zealand’s GDP growth slows, Grant Robertson and Amy Adams clash on whether this is sign of "transition" or a symptom of decline
GDP grew by 0.5 percent in the March 2018 quarter, slowing from 0.6 percent growth in each of the previous two quarters.
New Zealand First blocked Andrew Little's proposal to repeal the three strikes law. Winston Peters is pushing ahead with damages claims against MSD, Paula Bennett and Anne Tolley. Manufacturing figures suggested GDP growth slowed a little to 2.7 percent in the March quarter. Kim Jong Un went for a walk around Singapore overnight.
The Government is looking at new and novel ways of financing infrastructure without breaking its strict budget responsibility rules.
Employers used immigration of cheap workers to keep growing at the end of 2017, putting off the tough decisions and investment needed to boost productivity and real wages. Thomas Coughlan reports.
The GDP numbers released by Statistics NZ on Thursday morning make for mixed reading, with a hot summer hitting New Zealand's dairy industry.
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In today's email we look at the latest GDP figures, and the latest recommendations from the OECD on how to tackle the productivity issues they reveal.
The OECD has offered up a cure for New Zealand's economic achilles heel of poor productivity, but it's also hopeful that recently strong immigration will drive an improvement in the long run.
In today's email we preview the GDP figures due out this morning, and look at the latest house price and sales volume statistics.