Choruses

The latest daily snapshot of the news, detail, insight and analysis on geo-politics, the global economy, business, markets and the local political economy for citizens and decision-makers of Aotearoa-NZ.

Wednesday’s Dawn Chorus: The missing link in Labour's housing responseListen now (26 min) | Woods responds to HRC plea for rent freeze and accommodation supplement rise with list of current work, but not with any overall…
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First-term Labour MP for Hamilton West Gaurav Sharma suspended from Labour caucus by all other Labour MPs in his absence; He joins National first-term…
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Can Auckland really increase walking & cycling 10-fold in seven years? It will depend on the Beehive agreeing to congestion charges & a lot more…
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Even Nats oppose cutting 39c tax rateListen now (8 min) | 49% of National voters against plan to drop 39c rate, while 41% want it; Luxon's fiscal profligacy attack line risks boomeranging…
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House building forecast slumps by $11b/year by 2025; Wood scraps forced contracting-out model for buses; Services sector sags from post-Covid bounce…
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Why 2030 is more important than 2050Listen now (8 min) | Urgency of need to lower emissions fast escalates as Arctic warming four times faster than rest of globe; 2050 net zero target now…
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Donald Trump vs his generals before Jan 6; detailed ways to solve our housing & health crises; what climate change's heatwaves feel like; Australia's…
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House prices troughing outListen now (3 min) | Auckland City and Wellington City house prices down 17% and 20% in July from their late 2021 peaks; All of NZ down 10.9%; RBNZ and…
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Inflation pressures easing globallyListen now (20 min) | US inflation slows to 8.5% from a year ago in July from 9.1% in June, with no inflation during the month of July; Data better than…
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Christopher Luxon's errors of judgmentListen now (16 min) | Luxon backed Uffindell fully just hours before fresh allegations forced his suspension; Luxon's failure to ask the right questions…
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Willis says she and Luxon didn't know about Uffindell's assault admission until yesterday; Anti-cycling backlash endangers Auckland's Co2 cutting plans…
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The real reason Three Waters is failingListen now (27 min) | Auditor General skewers Three Waters' lack of accountability to locals, exposing the plan to solve Aotearoa-NZ's infrastructure…
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Carrots, sticks and missile testsListen now (11 min) | China begins a fourth and final day of Taiwan war games; US jobs growth above forecasts, which pushes rates up; Luxon proposes…
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Reserve Bank survey of 35 experts shows two-years-ahead expectations fell to almost 3%, giving the central bank a tiny bit more breathing space ahead of…
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US jobs growth more than expected; NATO worries Turkey too friendly with Russia; Fletcher Building just fine after ComCom report; John Key says back off…
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Lagging the stimulus of 2020 and 2021 by 18 months, wage inflation finally took off in the June quarter, but it's a lagging indicator so wholesale…
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Rearguard action saves most of CCCFAListen now (9 min) | Clark concedes new tweaks to CCCFA, but fights off fresh push by banks to carve themselves and/or mortgages out of the regime…
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Pelosi to visit TaiwanListen now (7 min) | Pelosi's visit to Taiwan confirmed for Wednesday; China threatening military response; US & UK factory output slows; German retail…
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Migration lever set for pullingListen now (5 min) | Jobs and wages data set to show unemployment falling to as low as 2.8% and firm wage growth, although still less than CPI…
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Recent buyers of seaside homes in Hawkes Bay surprised by sea level rise warning and want compensation; Singapore eyes bigger taxes on the wealthy; 53…
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Wednesday’s Dawn Chorus: The missing link in Labour's housing responseListen now (26 min) | Woods responds to HRC plea for rent freeze and accommodation supplement rise with list of current work, but not with any overall…
11
18
First-term Labour MP for Hamilton West Gaurav Sharma suspended from Labour caucus by all other Labour MPs in his absence; He joins National first-term…
17
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Can Auckland really increase walking & cycling 10-fold in seven years? It will depend on the Beehive agreeing to congestion charges & a lot more…
15
11
Even Nats oppose cutting 39c tax rateListen now (8 min) | 49% of National voters against plan to drop 39c rate, while 41% want it; Luxon's fiscal profligacy attack line risks boomeranging…
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House building forecast slumps by $11b/year by 2025; Wood scraps forced contracting-out model for buses; Services sector sags from post-Covid bounce…
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Why 2030 is more important than 2050Listen now (8 min) | Urgency of need to lower emissions fast escalates as Arctic warming four times faster than rest of globe; 2050 net zero target now…
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