The Government is to create a new infrastructure agency to oversee its investment and long-term planning in infrastructure.
Controversial changes to the rules governing overseas investment will soon take effect after being passed by Parliament this week. Businesses now need to consider how to best work with the new rules. Andrew Petersen and Glenn Shewan from Bell Gully take a look how the new regime may affect commercial transactions.
A panel at a big infrastructure conference in Auckland has blasted authorities for being all talk and no action over desperately-needed housing and transport fixes
Phil Twyford says he will draw up what he calls an action plan with the beleaguered construction industry to address its deep-rooted problems, Thomas Coughlan reports.
Grant Robertson tried to bridge the gap between a pessimistic business community and Labour’s unpopular industrial relations policies with his Future of Work forum, Thomas Coughlan reports.
The Government cannot deny any more that the economy is slowing and that it's not doing enough to stimulate investment and reassure the construction sector in particular, Bernard Hickey argues.
New Zealand house values eased in the past three months as lower value, more affordable properties sold at a faster rate, due to continued demand from first home buyers, according to Quotable Value. Rebecca Howard reports
Fonterra's Chairman John Wilson stepped down for health reasons, potentially re-opening a debate about Fonterra's future structure. Various community leaders and economists called on the Government to relax its debt limits to invest in infrastructure, but Winston Peters and Grant Robertson say they aren't planning any relaxation until after the 2020 election.
As a chorus of voices urges the Government to drop its self-imposed debt limit, Thomas Coughlan discovers that the ratings agencies would be relaxed about higher debt.
Dr Bryce Edwards of Victoria University argues Working for Families has become a subsidy scheme for employers who can’t, or won’t, pay adequate wages.