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Govt are repackaging National transport projects - MP

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 12:53:18 +1200 | RNZ

The National Party says the government has simply adopted its vision for transport in Auckland. More >>

Fuel-car levy could subsidise electric vehicles - govt

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 12:16:20 +1200 | RNZ

The government is considering putting a levy on imported petrol vehicles to help subsidise electric cars. More >>

MBIE launches New Zealand Trade Intelligence Dashboard

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 11:53:34 +1200 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released its New Zealand Trade Intelligence Dashboard that illustrates New Zealand’s trade, investment and visitor flows with all its trading partners. More >>

Prominent developer to invest in Lower Hutt rejuvenation

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 11:43:11 +1200 | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council’s work to rejuvenate the city has received another boost with well-known Wellington developer Ian Cassels the latest to invest in a key property in the CBD.More >>

Parliament should review international treaty powers

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 11:40:51 +1200 | It's Our Future

“The parliamentary select committee should call for a review of the government’s treaty-making powers before rushing in to ratify the TPPA,” says Oliver Hailes, spokesperson for It’s Our Future, in anticipation of next week’s hearings on ...More >>

Largest goods trade deficit for almost a decade

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 11:02:58 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand’s goods trade deficit reached a near 10-year high in the March 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today. The goods trade shortfall reflects high fuel imports and a fall in dairy, meat, and forestry exports.More >>

Annual visitor arrivals up more than 1.2 million

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 10:58:50 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

A record 3.82 million visitors stepped onto New Zealand shores in the March 2018 year, Stats NZ said today. New Zealand has seen an increasing number of overseas visitors for the last five years, from 2.61 million in the March 2013 year. For the ...More >>

Fuel drives lift in imports

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 10:55:23 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

The biggest increase in monthly fuel imports for five years saw total imports in March 2018 rise 14 percent to $4.9 billion, Stats NZ said today. More >>

On the need for immediate action on WINZ

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 10:37:17 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

So the old saying goes, the main difference between the centre-right and centre-left is that both believe in market solutions, but the centre-left spends a lot more time worrying about the effects, afterwards. (If only market capitalism could be nicer ...More >>

Kiwis see benefits of international tourism for NZ

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 10:07:57 +1200 | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Following a record summer for international visitor arrivals, the majority of New Zealanders remain positive about the impact of tourism and overall sentiment has slightly improved, according to the latest Mood of the Nation research released today. ...More >>

Getting to Zero: challenging but achievable

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 09:37:27 +1200 | Productivity Commission

Today we released our draft report on how New Zealand should transition to a low-emissions economy. More >>

Think tank backs path to low-emissions

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 09:32:31 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Think tank backs path to low-emissions The Minister for Climate Change says a Productivity Commission draft report into New Zealand’s transition to a low-emissions economy supports work the Government is already putting in place to get there. “The Productivity ...More >>

Productivity commission endorses Zero Carbon Act

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 09:12:00 +1200 | Generation Zero

Generation Zero welcomes the Productivity Commission’s recently released draft report supporting a Zero Carbon Act to facilitate an urgent transition to a low-emissions economy.More >>

Govt bureaucracy needs 'political laxative' - Jones

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:08:50 +1200 | RNZ

The Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones wants politicians to have more control over the state sector, even though state sector workers must be politically neutral and independent.More >>

Tourism spending data for March 2018 released

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 15:19:34 +1200 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Tourism spending data for March 2018 released The latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates (MRTEs) were released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today show that tourism expenditure grew in all regions over the ...More >>

On the perils of using PPPs to meet Auckland’s roading needs

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:42:45 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

More than once, the coalition government has ruled out using public private partnerships (PPPs) to fund the country’s infrastructure needs in health and education – apparently private profiteering in those areas is recognised as being undesirable. Not the same ...More >>

Watch live: New $30b plan to tackle Auckland transport woes

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:37:59 +1200 | RNZ

Nearly $30 billion will be spent on Auckland transport in the next 10 years, partly funded by a fuel tax, private finance and tolls. More >>

Auckland transport plan a huge win for commuters

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:19:22 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party is heralding today’s transport announcement in Auckland as a game changer that will deliver on some of the core commitments of the party’s confidence and supply agreement.More >>

New Transport Plan will unlock Auckland

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:15:21 +1200 | Generation Zero

The unprecedented investment in Auckland's transport announced today will be a welcome relief for all Aucklanders as it unlocks the city and provides more transport choice says Generation Zero. More >>

Deputy mayor buys up land including former Hospital site

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:25:11 +1200 | Veronica Harrod

A land and property development company owned by Horowhenua District Council deputy mayor Wayne Bishop paid less than a quarter of the Capital Value for Levin’s former Horowhenua Hospital site in 2014.More >>


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