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21/5/2018
by Dene Mackenzie

The oil and gas industry is fuming over the political measures taken by the Government. Now the farming sector is getting angry over the Government approach.


21/5/2018
by Dene Mackenzie

Research and development funding was almost an aside in Budget 2018, though its importance to the future economic growth of New Zealand is undeniable. Columnist Dene Mackenzie reports on the reaction to the changes.


18/5/2018
by Dene Mackenzie

The first Budget of the Ardern Coalition Government did spread the promised largesse but our political commentator believes it could have done more.


16/5/2018
by Dene Mackenzie

An employer group on the South Island has taken issue with comments made by the WorkPlace Relations Minister on television.


16/5/2018
by Dene Mackenzie

Thursday, today, is the first Budget day for the new coalition Government and Dene Mackenzie says it has been tagged with “Great Expectations” but it may not reach the heights many are seeking.


11/5/2018

Finance Minister Grant Robertson told a Wellington business meeting yesterday that the Coalition Government was going to be a big spender.


9/5/2018

The Government is talking healthy numbers leading up to the presentation of its first Budget next week.


2/5/2018
by Dene Mackenzie

Political promises made leading up to an election can sometimes been found hard to deliver, particularly when a first Budget is due from the new coalition Government.


30/4/2018

The National Party has joined others in welcoming the draft Productivity Commission report on climate issues but warns about a rash charge into measures that could damage the economy and cost jobs.


20/4/2018
by Dene Mackenzie

Finance Minister Grant Robertson returned to one of his old haunts in Dunedin to tell local business people that there was a need to invest more in the public sector.


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