Employment grew more than expected and unemployment fell more than expected in the December quarter, despite lower business confidence and fears by some that the economy slowed during and after the election.
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 reported on the challenges facing next year's planned "digital first" census, dug into the document dump about the questions asked during coalition negotiations and detailed some grim reading on climate change.
In today's email we find out what prompted Metiria Turei's benefit fraud revelation, look into what is happening with wages, and peek into a potentially signficant drinks cabinet.
In today's email, we ask what the latest poll result might mean for Labour.
In today's email we detail the developments in infrastructure funding.
In today's email we check out the latest building consent figures from Statistics New Zealand.
In today's email we see how much homework Labour has to do following the Budget, we check out the latest statistics on dwelling consents and find out about the Government's review of KiwiRail.
In today's email we detail another batch of migration statistics, and the stoush they set off.
In today's email we examine Michael Woodhouse's balancing act as he walks the tightrope between taking a "Kiwis first" line and reassuring employers who need migrant workers, and we also detail how 1989 was the year that rule changes triggered a massive inter-generational divide.