John Key

 Mr Al-Khalaf’s ‘farm’ appears to be in the desert, based on NZTE coordinates

Flying sheep endanger McCully


It’s the little things that get them in the end.

Finance Minister Bill English (Rob Hosking)

Budget 2015 mostly inspires ‘meh,’ some small outbreaks of enthusiasm

Fri 22 May 1

PM dubs Budget an example of "compassionate conservatism" but accolades are muted.


Rob Hosking and Grant Thornton's Greg Thompson discuss the budget on NBR Radio and on demand on MyNBR Radio.

Housing at a crisis point

Crisis or correction? Readers rate Auckland housing market

Fri 22 May 2

Poll participants deliver a clear verdict.

Prime Minister John Key (Rob Hosking)

Budget 2015: Political risks about tone as well as substance

Thu 21 May 2

OPINION: The prime minister needs to put his Paul-Henry-in-Chief side on hold for today. It is a day for gravitas, not glee.

Prime Minister John Key (Rob Hosking)

Reserve Bank house-alert speech proves catalyst for government action

Mon 18 May 3

At his weekly post-cabinet press conference, Key said that while the government the decision to act was made "about four or five weeks ago."

Prime Minister John Key (Rob Hosking)

Key to foreign property investors: onus will shift to you claiming tax back

Mon 18 May 7

Withholding tax will work better than chasing it from house flippers, PM says.


Rob Hosking gives his analysis of what to watch out for this week in politics and economics on NBR Radio and on demand on MyNBR Radio.


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