Nick Smith

NZIER chief economist Christina Leung notes the election is causing "some temporary softness in business investment"

Economic hits and myths for Election 2017

Mon 4 Sep 4

There are some palpable economic hits from New Zealand's non-rock star economy – but myths abound.

Environment Minister Nick Smith announced amendments to his party's water policy yesterday

Councils, farmers welcome clarity as Nick Smith tweaks water policy

Thu 10 Aug

Councils say new policy statement gives them something to work with. 

Environment Minister Nick Smith said "The major controversy over the proposals was over the grading system for swimmability"

Nick Smith tweaks freshwater swimming standards

Wed 9 Aug 7

Nick Smith defended the government's efforts to bring in new freshwater standards.

Flight Plastics chief executive Keith says "Research tells us that people will recycle more if they know it is not sent offshore"

Flight Plastics opens Australasia's first PET plastic wash plant in Lower Hutt

Wed 2 Aug 1

Options for sending recycling overseas are narrowing as countries such as China move to ban the importation of waste and recyclables from other countries.

"I’m sure the government doesn’t think the Housing Infrastructure Fund or any other arrangement they make for Auckland can just be a one-off", says Auckland Mayor Phil Goff (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

Goff talks up more government infrastructure funding for Auckland

Wed 12 Jul 21

Phil Goff says Auckland can expect another announcement from the government in the next few weeks.

Prime Minister Bill English had earlier said Auckland Council had applied for the $1 billion fund in its entirety

North Island’s golden triangle big winner of government’s $1b housing fund

Tue 11 Jul 14

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says a $300m interest-free loan for Auckland infrastructure is welcomed, but he was after $1b.

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