Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce

Govt to 'crowd-source' regulatory advice

Tue 28 Jul 1

The report said New Zealand's large stock of regulation was failing to keep up with changing circumstances.

Productivity Commission chairman Murray Sherwin

One dumb regulation is driving up the cost of your house and your flat white


A harmless sounding rule is driving up the cost of housing development.

Massey University associate professor David Tripe

Quarterly bank statements are a fundamental safeguard: David Tripe

Wed 22 Jul

Massey University associate professor David Tripe acknowledges the nation’s banks are widely viewed as being very sound.


Massey University associate professor David Tripe talks about the Reserve Bank on NBR Radio and on demand on MyNBR Radio.

Employers and Manufacturers Association (Northern) chief executive Kim Campbell (Rob Hosking)

Auckland business damns a ‘perfect storm’ of red tape – and English signals change

Fri 29 May 11

Claims RMA, land transport and local government legislation are WOMADS – Weapons of Mass Administrative Delay – and eroding economic growth.


Rob Hosking breaks down the political and economic week that was on NBR Radio, and on demand on MyNBR Radio.

National MP Chester Borrows (Rob Hosking)

Govt MP blasts 'dickhead' health and safety policies

Thu 30 Apr 14

Health and safety “dickhead bureaucrats” have come under fire from a government MP at a select committee.

'We need to put some limits on how much we micro-regulate people's lives'

Govt may split RMA into two - eventually

Mon 13 Apr 4

Nick Smith also slammed council officials for wanting to “micro-regulate” people’s lives.


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