The NZ Government: ‘Crisis? What crisis?’

By Jane Clifton In Politics

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The conventional wisdom is that when you’re in a hole you should stop digging. But the Government appears to favour an alternative route: tunnelling its way out. Much of its recent activity falls squarely into the vote-loosening category. From the new version of youth rates to the Prime Minister’s knicker-waving tour of Hollywood studios to the blatantly insincere water-rights negotiations with Maori, National seems to have set itself on a crash-through course between now and the election next year. The new ethos is that it’s worth sacrificing some short-term popularity in order to ...

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