New Zealand, like Australia, has had low wage growth and figures due tomorrow may give an indication of the immediate course ahead.
The Government has allocated a large lick of money to replace some aging aircraft with modern planes from the United States.
Media reports yesterday were indicating that the Opportunities Party that had an ambitious quest in the last general election will be sound up.
The Finance Minister said its latest financial statement was providing compelling figures. Dene Mackenzie digs into the numbers.
The grand pre-election promise of the Government on KiwiBuild looks like falling short of guidance but Minister Phil Twyford this week released a new blueprint.
The International Monetary Fund has questioned whether the new NZ Government ban on foreigners buying properties will be no more than a deterrent for investment, particularly to build new housing.
The Government financial numbers for the eleven months to May were released yesterday by Finance Minister Grant Robertson who was happy with the numbers.
There are signs that the Coalition Government is becoming unhinged, and that is the view of a former politician who has viewed coalitions involving Winston Peters from the other side of the fence.
The new Coalition Government took office with planting one billion trees as one of its objectives.
In the variable politics that comes with a coalition government, the Deputy Prime Minister and NZ First leader Winston Peters has shown he has some clout.