NZ's productivity performance has long lagged behind other nations.
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.