Articles tagged Russia

Bill English's downplaying of the scale of the national housing shortage was challenged yesterday in another sign that housing will be the major topic of debate in the election, alongside migration. He also opened himself up to accusations of going soft on the drive for extra housing supply when he pointed to prices having stopped rising in Auckland -- a tactic John Key used to take the focus off housing supply from 2009 to 2012.

Prime Minister John Key has put free trade talks with Russia on hold and called Trade Minister Tim Groser home in protest at Russia's military actions in the Crimea.