New Zealand needs to be more ambitious if it is to improve the performance of its major centres and the contribution they make to the national economy, Housing and Development Minister Phil Twyford said today.
Foundations for the Future is the title Finance Minister Grant Robertson has given his first budget.
In today's email we discussed the evolution of protein sources away from milk and meat, New Zealand's woeful productivity and the delay to replacing our maritime surveillance aircraft.
Rod Oram argues in his weekly column that there's never been a better time to build a high productivity and high wage economy, but there's also a risk the current good times will allow complacency to lock in New Zealand's bad habits.
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.
Students graduating with degrees in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) degrees are likely to earn more than their non-STEM counterparts, new research suggests.
In today's email we look at how the Maori Party could end up taking the role of kingmaker in post-coalition negotiations, we preview the Chinese Premier's visit and we examine the latest OECD reports on New Zealand's poor productivity.
In today's email, we look at John Key's legacy and rate his valedictory speech, detail the big data debate and check out the response to claims in "Hit and Run".