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ELECTION 2020: Labour’s tax hikes give it room to spend
Paul McBeth | Thu, 01 Oct 2020

Labour reckons it can spend more and repay debt faster.

Benefits stable as 100,000 come off wage subsidy
Paul McBeth | Fri, 25 Sep 2020

Benefit numbers are holding steady as employers lose wage subsidy support. 

Govt transport plan weak on EVs
Staff reporters | Mon, 21 Sep 2020

The government’s transport blueprint falls short on the electrification needed in the coming decade, Drive Electric says.The government policy statement on land transport out to 2031 acknowledges that transport accounts for almost 20 percent of the country’s emissions and makes c...

ELECTION 2020: Bipartisan approach needed on EVs - Drive Electric
Gavin Evans | Fri, 11 Sep 2020

New Zealand risks becoming a dumping ground for the world’s fossil-fuelled cars if it doesn’t move quicker to phase them out in favour of electric vehicles, lobby group Drive Electric says. The National Party policy announced today to exempt EVs from fringe-benefit tax until 2...


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