Dawn Chorus: Classic middle class welfare to win 'Ford Ranger Man'Listen now (25 min) | $2b worth of fuel tax cuts labelled "extremely dumb" policy that benefits the richest most, rather than helping those most in…
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Govt extends fuel levy tax cuts again; Soft-ish jobs data pushing expected OCR hike down on the eve of lower Fed hike; Spookies and profundities; The…
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Isn't this the rainy day we're supposed to be saving up for?Listen now (14 min) | There is a problem with pursuing a fiscally-neutral approach to climate change spending and investment when the rainy 'day' is…
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Dusk Chorus: Mahuta and Little demotedListen now (10 min) | Hipkins gives Local Government to McAnulty and Health to Verrall after demoting Mahuta and Little; Woods gets Infrastructure and…
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Brown moans to 'Grumpy Old Men' tennis mates about having to cancel tennis game to deal with media on Friday's flood day; EU rolls up its sleeves to…
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Dawn Chorus: Why 2023 will be a year of indecision & delayListen now (28 min) | Ministerial reshuffle, 'low target' policy platforms, close election and still-broken financial relations with councils set to…
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Ministry closes Auckland schools to minimise traffic while repairs are done; Brown & NZTA order inquiries into flood failures; Kiwibank cuts key…
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TLDR: Here’s the key news links and useful longer reads I’ve spotted since 4 am this morning, including: calls for a more ‘spongey’ urban infrastructure…
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The Kākā by Bernard Hickey