In today's email we previewed the report into the housing crisis due out this morning.
In today's email we detailed the call by Winston Peters for an investigation into the background and activities of National list MP Jian Yang, we asked where to now for the WTO, and we reported from India about the boom and bust of our export education industry.
In this morning's email we opened the police file of the latest investigation into former MP Todd Barclay, and we looked at the Government's plan to end the "moral panic" over meth residues.
In today's email we looked into China's "more muscular approach" on the world stage and what it might mean for New Zealand.
In today's email, we look at the latest National Accounts which show productivity remains woeful, we ask just how many new social houses are going to be built in Auckland, and we detail why both Uber and taxi firms are unhappy with the latest recommendations out of the Transport and Industrial Relations select committee.
The Reserve Bank has now released in full the Graeme Wheeler speech on monetary policy settings that was previewed yesterday.
Bill English yesterday talked up the potential for the Government to add an extra 42,000 houses to Auckland's housing supply over the next decade, extending suggestions from late last year of an extra 30,000 houses being built on Housing NZ land and sold to private buyers in a Kiwibuild-lite way.
Bill English's Ministry will be sworn in today and he is expected to give his final news conference of a tumultuous year.
Bill English and Paula Bennett this morning announced plans to sell up to 2,500 Housing New Zealand Corp state houses in Christchurch to community housing providers in a major expansion of the Government's troubled Social Housing reforms.
The unveiling yesterday of a higher-than-forecast Budget surplus for 2015/16 didn't get the clear air the Government might have hoped for, even though it creates the political and economic landscape for the debate over tax cuts and Government spending on infrastructure, health, education, justice and police ahead of the next election. That was reinforced yesterday by Labour's announcement of a NZ$180 million plan to employ 1,000 extra police.