In today's email we dig into the continuing standoff between local and central Government over paying for the infrastructure needed to cope with a growing population, increased tourist numbers and tougher water standards.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson faced chilly weather during a flying visit to Wellington, but was keen to emphasise the warmth of his country's relationship with New Zealand. However, Tillerson was quick to push back against any suggestion the US was abandoning its leadership role in the Asia-Pacific, as Sam Sachdeva reports.
In today's email we look at the funding squeeze on the big banks, Wheeler's warning on houses, and the progress of the DTI limits (and we check out the covfefe coverage of Trump's midnight tweet).
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is heading to Wellington next week, in the first visit from a senior member of President Donald Trump’s team. The trip may be a chance to get a better understanding of his administration’s plans for the Asia-Pacific, as Sam Sachdeva reports.