In this morning's email we look in detail at the new Tax Working Group and the parameters the Government has set for it.
Prime Minister-designate Jacinda Ardern has named the Labour ministers who will make up the new Government, as she prepares to speak to the Governor-General and iron out final coalition discussions.
Potential tax increases were one of the main weapons used by National in its election battle. But documents suggest the Government has been considering its own bump in revenue gathering to pay for transport spending. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
In today's email, we look at how the penultimate poll showed National's concerted attacks on Labour's plans for 'seven new taxes' bearing fruit, wrestling momentum away from Labour and blunting the 'Jacinda Effect'.
In today's email we ask what might our Government look like, post-election; take the pulse of Whanganui and Te Tai Hauauru; and learn why a leading academic thinks we need an official inquiry into China's growing influence into our affairs.
Just eight days before the election, Labour has moved to neutralise National's claims about its tax plans by pledging not to introduce any changes in its first term that are recommended by its Tax Working Group. National promises to carve Landcorp up into tiny pieces for young farmers to win in balloted lease-to-buy schemes. Meanwhile, Labour maintains its four percentage point lead in the latest Colmar Brunton poll. Bernard Hickey reports from the campaign trail.
In today's email, we look at National's accusation that Labour is planning an inheritance tax and Labour admitting it may need to renegotiate the Korean FTA to get its foreign buyers ban.
With 11 days until voting closes, National has opened up a 10 per cent lead over Labour in the latest shock poll. Sam Sachdeva and Tim Murphy report from the campaign trail.
In today's email we watch National double down on their claim of a $11.7 billion hole in Labour's fiscal plan and throw threats of a land tax into the mix.
NZ First leader Winston Peters looks set to again assume the kingmaker role as other parties fall down around him. As part of Newsroom's election coverage, Sam Sachdeva spoke to Peters about how he will slash immigration and what he makes of Jacinda Ardern.