In today's email we look into what yesterday's PREFU means for the rest of the election campaign.
1. Steel dumping claim dumped
In today's email we look into the launch of the new Social Investment Agency.
In today's email we catch up with the latest political and economic news, including the Pike River drift video, rising dwelling consents in Auckland and a drop in business confidence.
Bill English has again brushed up against of the third rail or electric fence of New Zealand politics -- New Zealand Superannuation.
The Reserve Bank has now released in full the Graeme Wheeler speech on monetary policy settings that was previewed yesterday.
Bill English is taking plenty of flak over his comments on Monday that he was hearing from employers two or three times a week about how drug use was a reason why they could not employ local unemployed people and were having to import workers.
The debate over just how big the housing shortage in Auckland actually is and how much building is going on there flared again yesterday, both inside and outside Parliament.
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.
For the benefit of subscribers, here's my Summer Newsroom column about what Trump might mean for the back pockets of kiwis.