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Associate Finance Minister Paula Bennett (Photo: Rob Hosking)

Political week: Political groundwork rather than 'whizz bangs' the hallmark of Budget 2016

Fri 27 May

Economic and fiscal management is not a branch of the entertainment industry. With special feature audio.

Finance Minister Bill English (Photo: Rob Hosking)

Budget 2016: Itches scratched but saving the calamine lotion for election year

Thu 26 May

Few political itches went unscratched in Bill English’s eighth budget. With special feature audio.

Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel is a Trump delegate

Thu 26 May 26

The surprising policy drew the multi-billionaire Xero investor to the presumptive Republican nominee.

Finance Minister Bill English (Photo: @felixmarwick)

Budget 2016: Great Expectations

Thu 26 May

Instead of hosing down expectations, Mr Key threw a keg of kero on to them when he suddenly started talking of early debt repayment, more spending, and tax relief.

Finance Minister Bill English (Photo: @felixmarwick)

Budget 2016: The debt picture softens

Wed 25 May 4

“Rising real interest rates are the true nightmare in a highly leveraged world,” Professor Niall Ferguson says. With special feature audio.

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