Finance Minister Grant Robertson expects new Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr to review the bank's modelling that currently shows unemployment cannot go any lower without generating an inflation surge. Bernard Hickey reports.
In today's email we find a landmine for the incoming Reserve Bank governor to defuse.
The old guard still running the Reserve Bank are in no mood to cut interest rates, but new Governor Adrian Orr will face pressure from the Government and some economists to cut when he arrives in just over six weeks as inflation remains stubbornly at the bottom end of the bank's target band.
Will Bill English's vision of highly targeted and data-driven welfare spending survive under Jacinda Ardern? Thomas Coughlan reports it is likely to morph rather than disappear.
The new Government wants New Zealand to become a world leader in targeting 'wellbeing' with its Budgets, starting in 2019. Thomas Coughlan explains what that might mean.
In today's email we looked at how the new Batman and Robin of Labour plan to engineer a major change in the way the engine room of Government works.
Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson plan to transform the way Government measures success in next year's Budget. Their 'Wellbeing' Budget will go beyond GDP, surpluses and debt. Bernard Hickey 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.
In today's email we followed up the HYEFU highlights.