Govt 'freezing out' business: Luxon

Govt 'freezing out' business: Luxon
Luxonomics - less government, more enterprise. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
The Labour government is “freezing out” the business community and “trying to do it all on its own” to grow the economy, but only knows how to spend more money, says National party leader Christopher Luxon.“The government’s role is to enable, not centralise,” he said, in a speech billed as setting out his approach to economic policy, although no new policy was offered.Luxon doubled down on National’s support for higher levels of skilled migration, faster decisions on infrastructure investment, a c...

More Economy

From boom to gloom: Fitch doubts future NZ growth
Economy

From boom to gloom: Fitch doubts future NZ growth

Who knows whether NZ will be downgraded, but economic conditions do not look great.

Productivity drops for SMEs – Xero
Economy

Productivity drops for SMEs – Xero

Xero's report paints a particularly grim picture for the hospitality sector.

Migrant departures hit record high
Economy

Migrant departures hit record high

Stats NZ figures show 130,600 departures for the April 2024 year, up 34% from a year ago.

Staff reporters 12 Jun 2024
Willis calls for select committee inquiry into banking
Finance

Willis calls for select committee inquiry into banking

She wants the Finance and Expenditure and Primary Production Committees to join forces.

Rebecca Howard 12 Jun 2024