For the first time in decades a Government has started moving away from the delivery of public services specifically designed for Maori. Dr Bryce Edwards of Victoria University explains what’s behind this development.
1. 'Throw off the fiscal straitjacket'
In today's email we previewed the report into the housing crisis due out this morning.
In todays' email we look at a new report which provides a stark contrast to yesterday's NBR Rich List.
In today's email, the predicted special purpose vehicles finally arrive.
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.
In today's email, we detail the statistics out showing the increasing divide in wealth and the opportunity for financial mobility dictated by home ownership. And, speaking of statistics, we also look at the failure of Statistics House in the Kaikoura earthquake.
Bill English was sworn in as Prime Minister yesterday and already faces some tough questions over the Government's performance on child poverty and a challenge from the Pike River families on his first day.
The IRD has disclosed in this Hamish Fletcher piece that over a third of the High Net Worth Individuals it monitors declared personal income last year of less than NZ$70,000.
I'd recommend everyone who is interested in our housing market, our economy and our society read Bryan Perry's 252 page report on "Household Incomes in New Zealand: trends in indicators of inequality and hardship 1982 to 2015", which was published yesterday.