Corin Dann

More than 100 people sleep rough in Auckland city alone every night.

Govt to offer homeless $5000 to leave Auckland and resettle

Paula Bennett has unveiled a set of emergency plans to try to help deal with homelessness.

03:21
Political Editor Corin Dann has the latest on predictions for this week’s Budget announcement.

Corin Dann: 'Social housing reform' tipped to be a key Budget announcement

Political Editor Corin Dann has the latest on predictions for this week’s Budget announcement.

02:18
The Finance Minister signalled paying down debt was a priority over tax cuts.

Labour calls government's flip-flopping tax talk 'a farce'

Grant Roberston says John Key needs to be clearer about where the money for his $3b tax cut is coming from.

Has the migration boom peaked ?

Since exceeding 6000 last October, the average gain of net migrants has been 5,800.

Opinion: Debt the new mantra for the Finance Minister

You can expect to hear plenty more talk about it in next week's Budget, says Political Editor Corin Dann.

00:18
Krissy Bishop of Manurewa Marae says up to $2800 goes per month on power - and any increase would be a huge overhead.

'Why do we have no other alternative power sources?' - Proposal for Aucklanders to pay extra for electricity

People living in Auckland, Northland and West Coast could have to pay more for their power.

02:18
The Finance Minister signalled paying down debt was a priority over tax cuts.

Government pours cold water on idea of tax cuts

The Finance Minister signalled paying down debt was a priority over tax cuts.

Bill English says there may be problems around the way holiday pay is calculated due to complex laws.

Government pours cold water on 2017 tax cut possibility

Up to $2.5b in tax cuts were seen as real possibility in 2017.

02:20
The Reserve Bank says Auckland's inflated prices continue to be a big risk to the country’s financial stability.

Reserve Bank measures could leave first-home buyers out of luck

The debt-to-income ratio being considered could actually make it harder for people to buy that first home.

02:28
Graeme Wheeler says the RBNZ has tools in its kit to try and bring down the boiling housing market.

Government open to possible RBNZ crackdown on lending

The Bank is looking at restricting the amount people can borrow relative to what they earn to try to cool Auckland's housing market.

02:28
Graeme Wheeler says the RBNZ has tools in its kit to try and bring down the boiling housing market.

Reserve Bank resists bringing in new lending controls to tame Auckland housing market

The bank is warning that imbalances in the housing market are increasing.

The extra staff will enable the OIO to follow up on any commitments foreign buyers make.

Foreign buyers account for 3% of property transfers between January and March

The influence of foreign buyers on the New Zealand housing market has been detailed for the first time.

03:01
The PM’s opponents say he’s been dragging his feet on the issue from the start.

Panama Papers: John Key sounding more willing to tighten rules around tax

The PM's opponents say he’s been dragging his feet on the issue from the start.

02:13
Opponents took their chance during Question Time to hammer the Prime Minister over the role he played in his lawyer’s lobbying of the government.

John Key: 'I did what any professional Prime Minister would do'

Opponents took their chance during Question Time to hammer the Prime Minister over the role he played in his lawyer’s lobbying of the government.

02:53
The PM is facing further questions about whether his Govt bowed to pressure not review foreign trust rules.

Corin Dann: John Key to get a real forensic going over

The PM is facing further questions about whether his Govt bowed to pressure not to review foreign trust rules.

02:22
It has been revealed Key's personal lawyer lobbied against changes to foreign trust rules.

Foreign trusts: Prime Minister taking fire from opposition

It has been revealed Key's personal lawyer lobbied against changes to foreign trust rules.

02:03
Critics say if housing was properly dealt with, the Reserve Bank could have lowered the rate and offered help to borrowers.

OCR decision: Is Reserve Bank boss spooked by surging Auckland house prices?

Critics say if housing was properly dealt with, the Reserve Bank could have cut the OCR.

02:03
Critics say if housing was properly dealt with, the Reserve Bank could have lowered the rate and offered help to borrowers.

Corin Dann: Did the housing market force RBNZ's hand?

The decision to hold the OCR shouldn't be seen as end of the current cutting cycle, writes our political editor.

03:33
John Key is showing interest in a new land-tax on foreign buyers as new data indicates they're a significant reason for rising property prices.

Govt considers putting hammer on foreign home buyers to make housing more affordable for Kiwis

John Key is showing interest in a new land-tax on foreign buyers as new data indicates they're a significant reason for rising property prices.

00:59
The  PM heads back to NZ today. Our political editor was with him on his last day in Shanghai.

PM finishes China trip with $50 million tourism deal in his pocket

Amway will send 10,000 of its Chinese staff to Queenstown in a deal with Tourism NZ.

03:07
The Government’s trade and enterprise agency has launched Project Palace – canvassing potential overseas investors to build more.

Do we have enough beds to accommodate the influx of Chinese tourists?

The Government's trade and enterprise agency has launched Project Palace.

00:53
John Key is heading to Shanghai where his focus will be on promoting tourism and film production.

Number of tourists from China to NZ could hit one million a year

John Key is heading to Shanghai where his focus will be on promoting tourism and film production.

01:07
John Key met with the Chinese President Xi Jinping last night in Beijing.

Chances of improved free trade deal with China boosted following John Key's meeting with President Xi

But there is still a lot of work to do before China agrees to New Zealand's requests.

01:01
The Prime Minister is in Beijing to focus on trade, and the first stop was a new deal to help promote New Zealand products on the world's largest e-commerce website.

NZ brands get access to huge Chinese online site Alibaba

Alibaba boss Jack Ma says NZ has high quality products.

03:36
China's state owned news agency has warned the PM to not push China over the South China Seas dispute.

John Key pushing better business deals in China

China's state owned news agency has warned the PM to not push China over the South China Seas dispute.

00:49
Deputy PM Bill English gives his take on how John Key should respond to the warning.

PM shrugs off warning from China's state-run news agency over South China sea dispute

John Key downplayed the article, saying it was just one of many opinions.

FIERY CROSS REEF, SOUTH CHINA SEA - SEPTEMBER 3, 2015:  DigitalGlobe imagery of the nearly completed construction within the Fiery Cross Reef located in the South China Sea. Fiery Cross is located in the western part of the Spratly Islands group.  Photo DigitalGlobe via Getty Images.

China state media warns Key off South China Sea talk

The State-run Xinhua agency issued the warning ahead of Key's visit, saying he should stick to economics.

02:39
The NZ Prime Minister is in China, where the big talking point is trade.

John Key under pressure to deliver better export deal for struggling dairy farmers

The NZ Prime Minister is in China, where the big talking point is trade.

02:05
Tax expert John Shewan has been appointed to review rules around foreign trusts.

Panama Papers: Labour attacks Key over appointment of tax expert

Tax expert John Shewan will review rules around foreign trusts.

02:18
The Labour leader tabled his tax records back to 2010 while pressuring the Prime Minister to 'dispel rumours he's used tax havens'.

John Key left red-faced over trust deposit disclosure

The PM has a short term deposit with a company called Antipodes Trust Group.

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