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Week in Review - Economic and Infrastructure Outlook

October 15, 2021 Share

Business owners need certainty around when they will be able to operate or expect customers. A lack of certainty cuts to the core of confidence, and poor confidence is an economic killer.

Welcome to my monthly outlook for October 2021 on how New Zealand's economy is doing.

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Week in Review

September 21, 2021 Share

The shift to Alert Level 3 this evening for Auckland will come as welcome news for many Aucklanders, their families, and the businesses who have endured the longest Level 4 period since the pandemic began.

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Week in Review

September 14, 2021 Share

As Auckland remains in Level 4 lockdown, and the rest of New Zealand is in Level 2, we’re focused on holding the Government to account for their policies, decisions, and highlighting how they will affect the lives of everyday Kiwis.

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Our Longest Lockdown: How did we get here?

September 14, 2021 Share

Yesterday the Level 4 lockdown in Auckland was extended for another week. The Prime Minister said on August 17 it would be “short and sharp” but after another week, it will be the longest lockdown yet in our battle against COVID-19.

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Week in Review - Economic and Infrastructure Outlook

September 08, 2021 Share

A strong and growing economy is incredibly important to New Zealand's future, and the long term effects on jobs, incomes, businesses and our regions will very much be dependent on our collective response to COVID-19. 

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National’s plan to fix managed isolation allocation system

September 02, 2021 Share

It’s clear Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) is going to be with us for some time, so it’s past time we fixed the festering issues with our current system. National is proposing five sensible improvements to the beleaguered Managed Isolation Allocation System.

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Week in Review

August 31, 2021 Share

Parliament has returned, and we’re focused on holding the Government to account for their policies, decisions, and highlighting how they will affect the lives of everyday Kiwis. Catch up on the latest in politics with our Week in Review below.

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Hey, big spender – spend a little time on priorities

August 21, 2021 Share

For several weeks now, National has been highlighting the fact that, according to Budget documents, Finance Minister Grant Robertson has already blown $57 billion of a total $62 billion of funds set aside to deal with the Covid pandemic. 

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Stay safe, New Zealand

August 21, 2021 Share

I hope you are all safe and well at home as the Level 4 lockdown continues. Like me, you’re likely feeling anxious about what’s happening and how we’ll get through this new challenge.

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He Puapua is not the way forward for New Zealand

July 01, 2021 Share

The Government has tried to down play Minister for Māori Development Willie Jackson’s announcement today as a simple consultation process, but in truth it is an indication of what is to come.

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