New Zealand First wants the Government to respond to the stark, unpalatable fact that Pacific people are over-represented in unemployment and low-skilled, low-paid jobs.
The worst aspect of the Budget is the Government’s plan to keep selling state assets to fund programmes that should be paid from taxation and other government income streams.
New Zealand First says the Budget does little to help struggling New Zealanders off the treadmill of high costs and low wages and uses asset sales to blur the real state of the economy.
Mr Speaker –our first reaction to this Budget is to call in the Serious Fraud Office.
Never in the history of this country has a government so blatantly cooked the books.
I take a call on behalf of New Zealand First, and I ask the question: what do New Zealanders want from the Budget? That is the big question—what do New Zealanders want from the Budget?
The sale of 14,000 hectares of forestry to China shows the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) continues to rubber stamp away the future of thousands of New Zealanders.
Speech: Horowhenua Grey Power Public Meeting
War Memorial Hall, Chamberlain Street, Levin
Friday 19 April, 2pm
Don’t Take It Any More!
New Zealand First says the Government needs to explain why it is issuing temporary work visas for supermarket workers at a time of record high unemployment.
Government plans to close all hospital kitchens across the country would be a kick in the teeth to provincial New Zealand which is being ignored by the Government.