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.

Get ready for a big rate hikeListen now (5 min) | Economists see the Reserve Bank hiking 75 basis points at 2pm, but its forecasts of the future OCR will decide whether banks pump…
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A chance to close our democratic deficitListen now (10 min) | Labour to propose Parliament votes to lower voting age to 16, but National and ACT say they’ll oppose it, which would make…
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Dawn Chorus: Climate fund agreedListen now (5 min) | Chaotic COP27 ends late with climate compensation fund, but no fossil fuel phaseout; Luxon calls wrap-around services "kumbaya and…
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Dawn Chorus: A Ministry of Water Works?Listen now (15 min) | TOP proposes 30 year infrastructure strategy backed by 30-year Crown bonds and Ministry of Water Works, instead of Three Waters…
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Dawn Chorus: PM to meet XiListen now (10 min) | Jacinda Ardern to have face-to-face meeting with China's Xi Jinping at APEC summit; Luxon ridiculed for double-U-turn 'doughnut…
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Dawn Chorus: 10 more years of magical thinkingListen now (40 min) | Sheer scale & time-frames of RMA reforms daunting; Opposition already lukewarm; Lower Hutt house price index down 26.5% in a year…
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Dawn Chorus: Robertson relaxed about power profitsListen now (9 min) | Finance Minister lukewarm on windfall profits tax idea and points to power prices rising less than inflation recently; says Govt…
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Dawn Chorus: Electricity investment droughtListen now (8 min) | CTU, First Union report says gentailers have paid $3.7b in excess dividends since 2014, which starved the industry of capital to…
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RBNZ rebuffs Willis' criticismListen now (9 min) | Reserve Bank defends its own monetary policy review against National's accusation it 'pulled its punches' & 'failed to deliver…
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Choosing cheaper diesel over faster climate cutsListen now (11 min) | Govt again chooses to delay climate emissions reduction move to avoid fuel price shock; Townhouse kings Williams Corp to cut 30…
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PM wags finger at bank profitsListen now (24 min) | Ardern says banks not 'demonstrating social license' by making high profits as others struggle, but does not have policy ideas for…
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Dawn Chorus: National/ACT could govern aloneListen now (14 min) | Newshub poll shows National/ACT has enough support to govern alone as Labour and Adern sag; PM announces $47m/year for extra…
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Incomes are rising faster than prices & bad debts are tinyListen now (14 min) | Stats NZ data shows labour market in rude health; weekly earnings up 10.4% from a year ago; incomes rising faster than expected …
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Dawn Chorus: 'Aspirational for the top 10%'Listen now (12 min) | CTU says National's tax cuts would give almost half of $11.1b of lower PAYE taxes and landlord tax breaks to top 10%; National…
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PM drives past Three Waters off rampListen now (55 min) | Auckland & Christchurch propose Three Waters alternative where councils keep assets, but get Govt investment & loans; PM rules it…
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Dawn Chorus: A windfall profits tax?Listen now (7 min) | Greens propose one-off excess profits tax on larger companies in more monopolistic sectors that reported $15b rise in Covid-era…
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Is the RBNZ's fast tightening fair to Covid's losers?Listen now (25 min) | Orr says unemployment must rise to control inflation so he's hiking rates. But those rate hikes are generating record profits for…
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Dawn Chorus: Dubai of the South Pacific?Listen now (6 min) | NZ Herald reports Dubai's DP World port wants to buy lease to run Ports of Auckland; Mayor Brown opposed; Fair Pay bill passes…
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ANZ survey of price and wage setters includes early signs of easing inflation pressures, showing risk central banks will over-tighten as 'generals fight…
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Dawn Chorus: Covid protests spread in ChinaListen now (8 min) | President Xi’s ‘dynamic zero’ covid policies under extreme stress as protests and riots spread in locked-down cities generating 65…
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Get ready for a big rate hikeListen now (5 min) | Economists see the Reserve Bank hiking 75 basis points at 2pm, but its forecasts of the future OCR will decide whether banks pump…
15
10
A chance to close our democratic deficitListen now (10 min) | Labour to propose Parliament votes to lower voting age to 16, but National and ACT say they’ll oppose it, which would make…
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112
Dawn Chorus: Climate fund agreedListen now (5 min) | Chaotic COP27 ends late with climate compensation fund, but no fossil fuel phaseout; Luxon calls wrap-around services "kumbaya and…
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26
Dawn Chorus: A Ministry of Water Works?Listen now (15 min) | TOP proposes 30 year infrastructure strategy backed by 30-year Crown bonds and Ministry of Water Works, instead of Three Waters…
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Dawn Chorus: PM to meet XiListen now (10 min) | Jacinda Ardern to have face-to-face meeting with China's Xi Jinping at APEC summit; Luxon ridiculed for double-U-turn 'doughnut…
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11
Dawn Chorus: 10 more years of magical thinkingListen now (40 min) | Sheer scale & time-frames of RMA reforms daunting; Opposition already lukewarm; Lower Hutt house price index down 26.5% in a year…
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