Bill English

Women’s affairs minister Louise Upston

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The government overall has been looking battered, slow-witted and more than a bit out of touch.

POSSIBLE POLICIES: The National Party’s meeting in Christchurch may see an announcement on something for the earthquake-recovering city – or on gender issues as Women’s Affairs Minister Louise Upston expands the campaign for more directorships for women

Order Paper: Rebound required

Fri 1 Jul

Watch for policy goodies at this weekend’s National Party conference

Finance Minister Bill English (Photo: Rob Hosking)

Bill English says NZ well placed to deal with Brexit turmoil

Wed 29 Jun

Bill English said NZ was comparable with just a few other countries such as Iceland that had room to respond if the vote led to a downward spiral in the world economy. With special feature audio.

Workplace Relations Minister Michael Woodhouse

Government vetoes paid parental leave extension

Thu 16 Jun 5

Bill English uses rare veto to block bill that would have extended paid parental leave from 18 to 26 weeks.

Finance Minister Bill English (Photo: Rob Hosking)

Inflation unlikely to go any lower as deflationary effects roll out, English says

Thu 16 Jun 1

The country's consumers price index has been sitting below the Reserve Bank's target range of between 1 percent and 3 percent since September 2014. With special feature audio.

Finance Minister Bill English (Photo: Rob Hosking)

Is the economy an English rose garden?

Wed 15 Jun 1

Forecasts for first quarter GDP growth show a slight slowdown in the economy. With special feature audio.


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