This week in the House, New Zealand First questioned Finance Minister Bill English over their election promise to create 170,000 new jobs between 2011 and 2015.
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.
New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters’ Reserve Bank bill was again drawn from the Members’ Bill Ballot today.
Rt Hon Winston Peters and Andrew Williams will be attending the hearings as part of the Manufacturing Inquiry in Dunedin at the Otago Museum, 419 Great King St, North Dunedin
Sometimes you are stopped in your tracks and left momentarily speechless by things you hear or read. Prime Minster John Key’s comments this week about our seriously overvalued dollar are a case in point.
New Zealand First says Prime Minister John Key is living in Lala Land if he believes that the popularity of the NZ dollar with currency speculators is proof of our economy doing well.
Andrew Williams will be attending the Third Manufacturing Inquiry hearing on Monday 18 February 2013 at South Lounge, Mt Smart Stadium, Beasley Ave, Penrose, Auckland, from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm.
New Zealand First knows it. Manufacturers and exporters know it. And today the Reserve Bank confirmed it – our seriously overvalued dollar is damaging the economy.
New Zealand First MPs will be attending the first hearing of the Parliamentary Inquiry into Manufacturing.