For the convenience of email-avoiding subscribers and samplers, here's the email sent earlier on Wednesday, including confirmation Auckland's housing market volumes and prices boomed in March, while the 'parity party' was postponed because Australian interest rates were not cut as expected, in part because of Sydney's housing boom.
For the convenience of email-avoiding subscribers and samplers, here's the email sent earlier on Tuesday, including John Key seeing parity with the Australian dollar as a cause for celebration and Steven Joyce looking to cut the Government's target of growing exports as a share of GDP.
For the convenience of email subscribers, here's my weekend column on how a slide in China's iron ore demand is making holidays on the Gold Coast cheaper and putting Nelson logging truck drivers out of work.
For the convenience of email subscribers, here's my full opinion piece on the lessons we should learn from warnings about our over-valued property market and any risk to our banking system. In particular, I look at the issue of moral hazard and the need for a deposit insurance scheme.