First home buyers face financial risk, but Government's focus is on investors.
Agriculture groups say Climate Change Commission too optimistic on potential for cuts.
With so much uncertainty ahead, now's not time to ease up on stimulatory pedal.
It's better to limit runaway house prices now, before they do even more damage.
PAYE data suggests employment hasn't recovered as strongly as believed.
Fewer animals can produce same amount of product, says Climate Change Commission's plan.
Got money in bank? Real interest rates are negative — and not likely to get better soon.
While lower interest rates help homeowners, rising rents just add to pressure on the poor.
NZ's productivity performance has long lagged behind other nations.
What can we do to turn around the plunge in home ownership?
Time to focus on more than just the number of migrants.
Minister could have just asked RBNZ about house prices, not made it a public issue.
Reserve Bank's plan could do more harm than good.
Soaring property market could encourage Reserve Bank to reimpose loan-to-value limits.
Ardern has made it clear that she's steering for the middle of the road.
Health and superannuation costs are bigger issues.
You would normally expect National to be more fiscally prudent. Not this time.
Party's fiscal track cuts things too fine in these uncertain times.
Slower recovery now expected, especially in areas that rely on tourism.
Wage subsidy appears to have succeeded, and kept people in jobs.
It's not the already-low cost of borrowing that is stopping firms from investing.
It's wrong to assess costs and benefits of fighting Covid-19 in purely monetary terms.
RBNZ is buying nearly $1b of bonds a week — what's the result for govt debt?
$30m is worth paying to investigate scheme that would help decarbonise energy.
Act wants to insure against unemployment; the Greens against sickness. What's the catch?
Despite a more positive tone lately, businesses and consumers remain far from confident.
Power from Manapouri is much too valuable just to be frittered away.
Statistics going in wrong direction, but it's worth remembering where they started from.
COMMENT: Many people -- in NZ and overseas -- will be in no position to pay for a holiday.
It will be a long time before we see employment data as strong as this week's numbers.
Consumers need the confidence to part with their money — and things to buy with it.
While we combat Covid-19, we still need to fight climate change.
Lately, NZ's economic growth has depended largely on a growing population.
Central bank's mission is to make sure Government and banks have the money they need.
This week's emergency measures won't stop the fall, but they do provide a valuable buffer.
A world loaded with debt is in poor shape to fend off this latest shock.
Brian Fallow: Visa-holders may be getting a raw deal — and so can NZ economy.
Incomes are up — despite Bridges' claims — but Govt's record on poverty is not so rosy.
Rising rents a burden for tenants — and taxpayers too.
Law could ease housing crisis, but Productivity Commission has few ideas for change.
Despite latest survey of business confidence, there are good reasons for optimism in 2020.
More secure incomes could encourage people to switch jobs and embrace change.
Finance Minister shows no sign of opening Government coffers to rev up the economy.
Fewer businesses are planning to invest, and that's a worrying sign for future growth.
If NZ trims emissions, how do we make sure they don't increase somewhere else?
Even when the trends are in our favour, NZ keeps running up giant deficits.
National's economic plan suggests it learnt nothing from losing last election.
First-home buyers are often borrowing many times their annual income.