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Q+A: Winston Peters on the Government’s “disastrous” budget

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Although New Zealand First voted to support the budget on Thursday night leader Winston Peters described the government’s budget as “disastrous”. Jessica Mutch: I want to start off by asking you – the budget that was delivered this week, what would you have done differently? Winston Peters: A whole lot …

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Q+A: Opposition leaders on the Government’s budget

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Labour and the Greens say they’re still committed to changing the government at this year’s election even though they held differing views on the Government’s budget this week. James Shaw explained to Jessica Mutch that his party felt it had to support National’s budget this week. Labour Finance spokesperson Grant …

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Q+A: Jessica Mutch interviews Steven Joyce post-budget

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Finance Minister Steven Joyce has defended criticism that his maiden budget this week was stepping on territory traditionally held by the Labour party, saying family tax credits had been a part of New Zealand for decades. Jessica Mutch: I want to start off by asking you – in 2008, you …

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The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Steven Joyce post-budget

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Finance Minister Steven Joyce says his budget treats everyone fairly, but says it’s aimed at families with children and low to middle incomes. Joyce says 6,000 families will be worse off after the budget by up to $3 a week. Another 200 families will be worse off by more than …

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Q+A: Prime Minister Bill English on Trump, TPP, Japan and China

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Prime Minister Bill English told Q+A’s Corin Dann that New Zealanders shouldn’t be too concerned about what’s happening politically in the United States. Bill English: Well, we just, I think, need to understand there’s a lot of domestic politics in the US that’s pretty robust – certainly at the moment …

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NZ INC. best of the web: Trans-Pacific Partnership

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NZ INC. brings you the best Trans-Pacific Partnership coverage from around the web. Friday, October 2 John Key spoke at a breakfast hosted by the Asia Society this week, where he talked about China’s attitude towards the TPP and New Zealand’s place in it. See the video here.  ” AsiaSociety.org: …

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NZ ‘holding our ground’ in TPP dairy talks, says Groser

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By Pattrick Smellie Sept. 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand negotiators are “holding our ground” in talks to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade and investment treaty with some improved access expected for dairy exports to the highly protected markets of North America and Japan, says Trade Minister Tim Groser. He acknowledged that comments from Prime …

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Key gives guarded view on TPP dairy deal prospects

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By Pattrick Smellie Sept. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Prime Minister John Key has given a guarded view of New Zealand’s chance of striking the “high quality” deal it has always sought in the 12 nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade and investment negotiations, saying that “at least it will be the very best we …

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SkyCity get Auckland Council resource consent for convention centre

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By Jonathan Underhill Sept. 18 (BusinessDesk) – SkyCity Entertainment Group, New Zealand’s only listed casino company, said it has gained resource consent approval for the convention centre. The company gets some $458 million of gaming concessions as a result of agreeing to build the convention centre in a deal with the government. In May, SkyCity …

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