Chief economic adviser
- Appointed permanently to the role in Jan 2022 after being seconded from Westpac in March 2021. Was Chief Economist at Westpac NZ for the past decade. Analyst, adviser and commentator on a range of economic and market issues. Formerly an economist at the Reserve Bank of NZ. Holds a BSC (Hons) in economics and is fluent in Spanish, Finnish and Portuguese.
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The government knew IRD lacked a robust process for checking residency.
The government refuses to distribute the cost of living payments to those with zero taxable income, including up to 70,000 students.
Michael Wood is open to making changes to the green list for immigration before the scheduled review next year.
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