An economist says the Reserve Bank risks the economy veering off the "path of least regret".
It comes ahead of this week's Official Cash Rate announcement from the Reserve Bank.
Employers hoping open borders will make it easier to find staff might find it actually makes it harder, a major bank has warned.
"Rather than vilifying me, thank me for creating and driving the top-down economy."
A hospitality worker says there is no skilled labour shortage, it's just that the industry isn't paying workers enough.
The National Party leader thinks Kiwis will be on board with raising the age of eligibility for superannuation.
The official cash rate - at a record low since the pandemic hit - is tipped to start rising again before the end of the year.
On current trends net debt could reach 177 percent by 2060 - or higher if interest rates go up.
Households are expecting to pay more for consumer goods as inflationary pressure continues to build.