Articles tagged GDP

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.

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.