The Kiwi dream has always been a stand-alone, suburban dwelling. But if we want to seriously address climate change, we must revisit how we live and redefine our dream. Our new dream should be quarter-hour, not quarter-acre.
Is GST on KiwiSaver fees a stealth wealth tax?
The recent introduction of a taxation bill in Parliament was designed to tidy up aspects of charging GST.
In defence of Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr
Given the recent berating of Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr for overstimulating the economy during Covid, leading to raging house...
Simplicity blasts Fletcher Building for lack of Gib
Property developer Simplicity Living says it has cancelled all its orders for Fletcher Building Gib board and is instead directly...
Can KiwiSaver save the economy? Actually, yes
In reading economists’ predictions for our economy, one thing seems to be overlooked, or underappreciated:...
A strong economy in 2021? Here's why that could happen
As Sam Stubbs points out, economists are the butt of many jokes.
Here's why there's never been a better time to invest in infrastructure
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We'd all be better off if 'open banking' wasn't stymied by the banks
The recently announced new top tax rate, and regulation of...
The family with the lowest mortgage rate in New Zealand
First time homebuyers Nathaniel and Laura Warmington have the lowest home loan rate in the...
Is police pension scheme underperformance the tip of an expensive iceberg?
Over almost three years the Police pension scheme has underperformed its low-cost KiwiSaver equivalent by...
KiwiSaver could lead economic renaissance - if politicians leave it alone
If allowed to develop to its full potential, Kiwis could have more than $200b saved...
Is KiwiSaver punishing the poor?
KiwiSaver is hugely successful, with over 3 million Kiwis saving over $50 billion, way ahead...
More infrastructure spending is nearly always a good idea
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History holds valuable lessons for investors
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