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PM plays to the crowd in post-budget address

In front of the “biggest Cabinet Club of the year”, John Key delivered a rousing post-budget address in Auckland this afternoon. It was a top-drawer performance from the Prime Minister, earning full marks from the business leaders who had shelled out $500 to attend. “The bottom line of yesterday’s budget …

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Budget 2014: At a Glance

Official Government ‘ need to know’ facts and figures from the 2014 budget. Balanced and responsible management of the New Zealand economy continues, allowing more investment in families and public assets (All figures for four years to 2017/18 unless otherwise stated). Looking ahead to the results of responsible economic management Economic …

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Aaron Quintal: A pop song Budget for a rock star economy?

Budget 2014 is first and foremost a conservative budget.  You could only be disappointed if you went into it expecting something spectacular.  This budget didn’t disappoint because we got exactly what we expected: more of the same.  This is not a budget that will change anyone’s opinion of the Government, …

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5 key points for Bill’s Budget

With Finance Minister Bill English set to deliver his sixth budget for the country, looks at five key themes to consider for the upcoming year’s financial framework. 1. Surplus – It’s been six years in the making and English will finally get to confirm this afternoon that the nation’s books …

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Budget 2014 Coverage


Budget 2014  Finance Minister Bill English has unveiled his sixth budget, setting the fiscal agenda for NZ just months out from the election. Since 2009, English has worked towards bringing New Zealand back to surplus and has finally been able to confirm what seemed like a distant goal in the …

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Bo Xilai trial insight into Weibo and the changing face of Chinese media

help with essay writing Alexander Speirs speaks to Andrew Zhu, marketing lecturer and PhD Candidate at the University of Auckland specializing in Chinese social media, about the role of Weibo in a 21st Century Chinese Media landscape. Social media in China has had an enigmatic history, with plenty of growing pains …

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Dunne and Maori Party torpedo RMA reforms

The National-led government has lost its parliamentary majority to pass reforms to the Resource Management Act, with the United Future and Maori parties announcing this morning they will not vote for changes that undermine environmental protections. While both parties support reforms to speed up the resource consenting processes, both believe …

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Auckland Council pushed as template for regions

By Pam Graham The amalgamation of councils in Auckland has worked so well it should be a template for the rest of New Zealand, the lobby group for infrastructure companies says. New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development (NZCID) chief executive Stephen Selwood pushed for reform of councils in regions at …

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