Graeme Wheeler has announced he will not be seeking reappointment as the Governor of the Reserve Bank. A change in leadership is an appropriate time to consider what reforms the new Governor may usher in. There are a number of central banking developments overseas which we might draw upon to refresh and modernise our own […]
Once upon a time, most people thought housing markets were indestructible. Then along came the Global Financial Crisis in 2008, and people got hurt. Since then, we’ve watched housing markets much more carefully for signs of a problem. Lending is falling Recently, the Reserve Bank published its latest set of data on mortgage lending. Our […]
* Yesterday, James Shaw and Eugenie Sage paid a visit to the Antarctic Research Centre at Victoria University to meet with leading climate scientists. James shares his reflections on their vital work. Something dramatic is taking place in the Antarctic. I’m sitting in a room at the Antarctic Research Centre, Victoria University, Wellington, with some […]
Homelessness is a disgrace. It’s ugly and dehumanising and I can’t bear to see it every day in my home town of Wellington. Unlike Sir Robert Jones, though, I’ve never thought about blaming the victims for their situation. That’s bully talk and Sir Robert should both be above that and also willing to look deeper […]
I took the opportunity to question the Reserve Bank Governor, Graeme Wheeler, about New Zealand’s lack of deposit protection in front of the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee in Parliament yesterday.
Last week we were very concerned to hear that an Auckland imam, Dr Anwar Sahib, had been preaching divisive and derogatory messages about Jewish people and women during his sermons. It was a disturbing incident coming at the end of a disturbing few weeks in politics.
I was a lucky kid. When I was about five or six my mum and auntie took me up to Whakapapa on Mt Ruapehu and taught me to ski. As a young kid I thought there was no bigger treat than playing in the snow, on top of a mountain. Even now, as an adult, […]
10 conservation questions with Greens Co-leader James Shaw. We all benefit from conservation, so we all must play a part in protecting our future.
The National Government has finally recognised that there is something they could be doing to ensure multinational companies like Apple and Google pay their fair share of tax here.
On Tuesday evening I participated in the launch of the ‘Cooking 4 Change’ recipe book, in which Metiria and I both contributed our favourite recipes to.