Treasury secretary Gabriel Makhlouf

Government ekes out six-month surplus as consumption drives up GST take

Thu 16 Feb

 The tax take has been rising in an economy which is outpacing many of New Zealand's trading partners.

Jetstar group chief executive Jayne Hrdlicka

Government still in talks with Air NZ in expanded cross-agency air travel contract

Mon 13 Feb

"We are still in discussions with other air travel suppliers, including Air New Zealand, with a view to including them on the panel"

Heat death – What Trump's tweets say about the health of media

Thu 26 Jan 3

The future is indeed terrifyingly unknowable when you can't even focus on the present.

Dr Eric Crampton, NZ Initiative

Fixing severe housing unaffordability has to be top priority for government

Tue 24 Jan 13

NZ Initiative's suggestions for fixing housing unaffordability.

Building and Construction Minister Nick Smith

Government joins forces with Hamilton City Council to beef up housing supply

Thu 22 Dec 5

In a bid to cut through red tape and streamline the process the government has inked a new Housing Accord in Hamilton to zone new areas for residential development.

Acting civil defence minister Gerry Brownlee

Government passes Kaikoura quake baton to private insurers

Tue 13 Dec 3

All private insurers will receive, assess and settle home and contents claims which have arisen from the November 14 quake.  


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