Tag Archives: Michael Cullen

Constitution Conundrum

Constitution Conundrum

Former Labour deputy Prime Minister Dr Michael Cullen is calling for an end to the British monarchy. This month Cullen, who stepped down from Parliament when Labour lost power in 28, will deliver a…

Wellywood and Bollywood Unite

Wellywood and Bollywood Unite

The NZ and Indian governments are to negotiate a film co-production agreement, whereby resources will be pooled to benefit filmmakers in both countries. “Films made jointly by New Zealand and Indian producers would qualify as works with…

Government Formed

Government Formed

Just over a month after election night, Helen Clark has formed a government and been sworn in as Prime Minister, making her the first Labour Party leader to form a government in three successive terms. Following…

Knowledge Economist

Knowledge Economist

Finance Minister and Deputy PM, Dr. Michael Cullen, articulates the edge phenomenon in a lengthy interview with the  Economist. ” a very significant solid eclectic range of niche manufacturing and service industries which have developed in…

NZer to Head World Bank

NZer to Head World Bank

Banker John Austin has been appointed to the helm of the Washington-based World Bank (one of the world’s largest sources of financial assistance for developing countries). Austin has resigned from his current position, as head of private…

The Taxman Only Rings Once

The Taxman Only Rings Once

An end to double-taxation in Australasia seems imminent after meetings between Australian Treasurer Peter Costello and NZ Minister of Finance Michael Cullen. The removal of “triangular-tax” is expected in the near future, in a move sure…

Middle Line Management

Middle Line Management

NZ Reserve Bank governor Don Brash, has stepped down after 14 years in the top job as central banker to make a new career for himself as a politician. Widely regarded as the architect of New…

Financial Future Rosy

Financial Future Rosy

Finance Minister Michael Cullen optimistic about New Zealand’s economic future despite the global slowdown.