The strains on New Zealand’s water infrastructure were a hot topic at a local government summit this week. Everyone is preparing for change, but concrete decisions from the Government still appear some time away, Sam Sachdeva reports.
Peter Dunne writes in his inaugural column for Newsroom about how the NZ Super Fund's bid to build Auckland light rail lines has finally realised Norman Kirk's vision of pension fund capital building local infrastructure. Now today’s Labour Party should embrace it too, he argues.
The Government is looking to institute a tourist levy on international visitors by Budget 2019, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced today. Labour promised the levy before the election.
China's Belt and Road offers plenty of opportunities for New Zealand to be a connector and enabler of Chinese trade with South America and elsewhere. Jeremy Rees reports.
Bernard Hickey argues Labour should respond to Auckland's man-made infrastructure disaster the same way National responded to Christchurch's natural disaster: by using its strong balance sheet to borrow and build.
Back by popular demand, here's the 8 things that mattered in our political economy in the (short) week that was, along with Weekend Reads at bottom.
Local councils are facing a string of daunting challenges, ranging from sea level rise to massive infrastructure bills. Shane Cowlishaw explores how their relationship with the new Government will be integral in how they handle those challenges.
In today's email we celebrated one year of Newsroom and Newsroom Pro.
In this morning's email we cover the careful reshuffling of the National caucus, a combination of bomb defusal and lolly scramble.
Following a survey showing strong public support for 'City Deals' granting certain councils wide-ranging powers, Wellington City Council is hoping to convince the new Government of the merits of the idea. Shane Cowlishaw reports.